Philmug Pilots (Multirotors, Quadcopters, Drones Thread)

Discussion in 'General OT' started by Ollirep, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Don Pao

    Don Pao Well-Known Member

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    Was looking for a used DJI Spark. I noticed this dji phantom 2 and 3 for around 14-18k specs looks better than spark but bulkier and older uhmm
     
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    I would suggest you also consider the Mavic Air as well. Slightly better flight time, 4k video, asteroid mode, APAS. Size is also comparable to the the Spark ( it's actually less bulkier than the Spark when the propellers are folded.).
     
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    If only i can spare extra i'll be more than happy to get Mavic air :(. unfortunately my budget fits Spark lol 20k Under :)
     
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    DJI teases a racing drone with new product teaser. Remember the good old RC days.

     
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    Ballsy footage!


    Presumably, whomever flew this does not want to be extradited. :D
     
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    The Mavic Mini. The DJI Spark's replacement.

     
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    just upgraded my tello to spark. Henrys camera house is having this deal for 14k

    refurb spark - 60 days warranty (Upon inspection is looks bnew all factory stickers intact and battery cycle is 1) as per sales lady they are replacement/rma units

    with controller and 1 battery. Unfortunately my friend has a spark that went under a river good thing I’ll be able to get his 3 batterys and charger and all accessories for free :)
     
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    Good thing you were still able to get one. The DJI Spark has been officially discontinued by DJI. They no longer sell it on their online store. The Mavic Mini is the official replacement.

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    if anyone has the mavic mini! reviews please hehe
     
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    I think reviews from the usual YouTubers will be enough...

    "Good for casual videos"

    IMO, DJI has no competition for drones. Just buy what you can afford.
     
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    The Mavic Mini is the best all-around flying camera right now for non-professional use. Then again, "professional" is just a word and means nothing if all you have is $400 (or $500 for the combo) to spend.

    What makes it wonderful is its size. It was just a few years ago that you'd need a case the size of a carry-on luggage to store the drone. I still have my Phantom 3 Standard and needless to say, it's not something I'd want to carry with me everywhere.

    Anyway, only a true "Pro" who requires 4K capture would need to look elsewhere. Otherwise, this is more than adequate for 2.7K and FHD capture, as ice put it, in casual settings. But even Pros would probably want this as a backup or even as a "throwaway" drone for use in hazardous situations.
     
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    has anybody have issues with mavic air on video loss and erratic control of the drone?
     
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    what phone are you using... had the same issues with my Nexus 6P...
     
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    I'm not sure if you you're aware, but the ad on your post showed this. Look at that drone! 100 km range.
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    ^ I'm unable to see that. Thank you ad-blockers. :D
     
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    using iphone
     
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    Bought one. Will fly it this weekend. Out of the box, it’s extremely light. The entire drone is lighter than the Mavic Zoom’s battery. The material feels plasticky and cheap ( The remote’s josytick is made out of plastic. )

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    hmm... cheapest and easiest is to try using another cable.
     
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    i saw this and while i cannot believe it would matter, i will try.. some says you do airplane mode and do not use any wearables.. asked DJI makati technician about this and he doesn't believe it would have some factor. but doesn't hurt trying... will give some feedback..
     

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