Just got the Mavic Pro Platinum and flown several flights. Just turned off the Beginner mode yesterday, and took several flights to the max range of about 1500 feet. Boy, this drone is really easy to fly, and super stable in windy conditions. I live in western NC mountains, and we can have some nasty winds at time. I'm very impressed how stable it is in the wind. It can hover at 400 feet in turbulent conditions and the video looks rock solid! I am somewhat concerned about the max height limitations. I live right at the base of a mountain that is 3000 feet higher than my altitude, so I cannot fly in that direction without hitting the mountain. But for now I still have plenty of great places to fly. Just have to be careful not to fly into the many mountains around me.