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inzagi Minero

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Trying to flunt rn
Just got these last week
I'm now a mini 4 pro user getting ready for take off
Have not yet really gotten time to take a first flight due to work and I want it to be a special first flight
What's the best app to use I'm tryna start my set up
 

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The mini 4 pro is pretty foolproof but any foolproofing can be overcome by the determined fool. ;) First, use an app to determine if the area you intend to fly in is OK to do so. If you pass that test, listen/read any warnings on the screen during initialization, take off and flight. The one failing with the mini is it is easy to lose sight of, being so small. Because of this, I would familiarize yourself with the return to home feature. Having an extra set of eyes can help for those moments when you have to look at the screen. Also, selecting a place without trees will make flying easier for the first flight. Pay attention to the battery level!

It goes without saying that reading and understanding the manual is important. The first flight is exhilarating, even if it's not far or long. Concentrate on learning how to control the aircraft rather than taking picture or video - you'll have plenty of time later for that.
 
I'm now a mini 4 pro user getting ready for take off
You'll find that it's much easier to fly than you imagine.
It takes about 5 minutes to learn the basics - but a lot of practice and experience to become proficient.
Don't let the simplicity make you get too adventurous too early.
There are many things that can go wrong and you need to understand what they are and how to make sure they don't happen to you.

But for learning, the critical thing is to practise in a large clear open area, well away from trees and buildings.
Flying close to obstacles is by far, the largest killer of Phantoms.
Obstacles are the number one enemy of drones.
 
Before your fly, have a look at the Pilot Institute's "Deep Dive" video on the Mini 4 Pro. They also have a good basic introduction to drones video, too.

Take your time. Do not rely on the drone's obstacle avoidance feature or use any of the automated flight modes until you've built some hours.
 
Before your fly, have a look at the Pilot Institute's "Deep Dive" video on the Mini 4 Pro. They also have a good basic introduction to drones video, too.

Take your time. Do not rely on the drone's obstacle avoidance feature or use any of the automated flight modes until you've built some hours.
Thanks I think I'll check that
 
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Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Just got these last week

Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. We have a Member's Map in the Upper Right of the Title Bar. Click on "Members" and then Click on "Member's Map…" Check it out and you might find some new flying friends.


Since you live in Canada, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check to ensure these are current.


Even if you have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, and then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a puppy or kitten opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 6 feet (2-meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, "Home point Updated."

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Below is the link to all of the downloads offered by DJI for the Mini 4 Pro, including the User Manual.

After you read the Manual, read it again, you will be surprised what you missed the first time and you will be better prepared for that first "scary moment…"


Fly On and Fly Safe…
 
Welcome to the forum. We look forward to your participation and your view of the world.
 
Hello from the Crossroads of America inzagi Minero.

Welcome to the Forum. :cool:
 
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