Philmug Pilots (Multirotors, Quadcopters, Drones Thread)

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  1. rbenzon

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    i can see many pros salivating over the air because the mavic pro was just too big to trek with. in my hobbyist case, no reason to upgrade from my spark. i don't want to deal with 4K memory premium, 4K edits and 4K storage/archive. heck, most of my video uploads are 720p because, you know, PH internet speed.

    the only occasional advantage of the 4K, for practical, amateur HD shooters, is the ability to digitally "zoom" into a 4K vid by cropping to 1080 or 720. otherwise, it's buying specs for specs' sake.
     
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    Very enticing indeed. Problem is I just bought the DJI Spark. :(:(
     
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    Here's the Mavic Pro's main competition, The Autel Evo.





     
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    52CAEF30-5996-4A4A-BBD2-878ABD06E657.jpeg My DJI Spark’s kuya’s just arrived. The Mavic Air Flymore Combo. :):) Looking forward to trying this out this weekend.
     
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    With the arms folded, the Mavic Air is actually smaller than the Spark. The Flame Red has a glossy finish to it. The Power button is unfortunately located at belly of the drone. Would have preferred to have it located either at the back or the front of the drone.
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    @leninmac how was the Mavic Air? Is it closer to the Spark or Mavic Pro flying wise? I read gesture control is better on the Air?
     
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    Haven't flown it yet. Just got it last Tuesday from an online seller for SGD1399. Will fly it this weekend.
     
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    I had the unfortunate reminder of why flying drones amongst trees is a no-no...my DJI Phantom is still stuck in one of the highest branches right at our camp quarters and three months since no one has taken it down...if only our cat can retrieve it
     
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    Di abot ng panungkit sir?
     
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    No di kaya...pwede siguro turuan ang unggoy kunin haha...but no unless with risk to life and limb...
     
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    I just got my first drone, the DJI Mavic Air, and it is really fun to use. It's like getting my first RC car when I was still a kid hehehe.

    I have a question though, do you guys bring your own drone landing pad especially when you are in an uneven terrain, or when its sandy or if there are lots of grass in the area? i am planning to improvise or is it available in local stores?

    One more thing, re their DJI refresh (insurance) program, is it available locally? I got mine and registered my unit via Hong Kong website since the Philippines is not on their list and I should get it within 48 hours. Do you think they will honor it just in case?

    Thank you for your replies :)
     
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    Yes I do use a landing pad. It’s protects the drone’s camera from dirt and sand. Even with the antenna stand, I do notice that ny Mavic Air still accumulates dirt. I’ve been looking for a riser kit for the Mavic Air to no avail. Just make sure to stick the plastic stick closer to the ground. My Mavic Air’s props hit it upon landing. Good thing there’s no damage to the props.
     
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    Thank you, sir.
    The first time I landed it, it cut thru the grass haha good thing the props did not break.
    I found my faded photography reflector. This will be my landing pad for now.
    Looking forward to practicing my flying skills at the sand dunes this afternoon. Yaheyyyyy! :)
     
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    The first time I ever flew my phantom was in my room the day after it arrived.

    Didn’t realize how strong the wind was gonna be and scared the hell out of me when it dove towards the 55” led tv lol .
     
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    Has anyone tried using the propellers of the spark for the Mavic Air?
     
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    Yup it works. But it’s noisier. Lol.
     
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    Thinking of getting the spark fly more. Any recommended store? Thanks!
     
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