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Drones anyone? (Read 86 times)
Mar 22nd, 2021 at 8:53am

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I started with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro. Used it a lot from the boat from Here to deep in Canada. A lot of sport flying but all a lot of photography and videos. The hobby completely replaced my RC planes and desire to fly them. I still have RC sailboats though. Back to drones.

While the Phantom is a fantastic platform for sport and photography it did show its true issues for me. Basically size. Fying from Destiny is not bad however from the dinghy it is a bit of a hassle. Large case. Heavy. Cumbersome. No travel with the Phantom
for me.Well, driving and boating yes but airplane? No way. While my D500 went to St Lucia with us and as far south as Tabago Keys, the Phantom did not even enter my mind.

DJI came out with the Mavic 2. Hard to believe all the hype. really? Can it equal and in some cases out perform my Phantom? That little thing? Well a while back I bit the bullet so to speak and purchased the Mavic 2 and fly more kit. OMG! What a Wonderfull piece of tech!! The drone takes photos and videos to rival my Phantom, has 30 minutes + flight time per battery, collision avoidance, and is PORTABLE! Folds up nicely, easy to carry, and can fly in literally a few minutes from bag to air! OK, the camera is good but not pro level but it is good!


So, recently DJI released the Mini 2. Basically a little Mavic. OMG! Even smaller and lighter than the Mavic 2! It falls well under the 250 grams weight limit for many country laws! Yes, I am registered with the FAA. However if I travel, I can take the Mini 2 pretty much anywhere and not HAVE to be registered! This little bugger is very good for its size! Admittedly it is not equal to the Mavic 2 or Phantom but it is very good, legal, and extremely portable! IT can literally fit in my coat pocket! I can see traveling with it. Riding the Harley with it. etc.  Technology is very cool!

Oh yeah, Both the Mavic 2 and the mini 2 are much less annoying sounding and much quieter than the Phantom! Bonus!

Jack, I can see you flying one of these things given your photography skills! Cinematic videos are extremely doable with these things!

Keep in mind though, as good as the mini 2 is, it has no collision avoidance and is more susceptible to wind concerns than the Mavic 2.

OK, I leave you to your regularly scheduled day!
Scott

 

 
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