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Mavic Air - Fun new quickshot
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Todd in Chicago
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Folks...

Finally got my second chance to go fly my new Mavic Air.  It was sunny but cold, but I flew through all 3 of my batteries and tried the new quickshot modes (and the old ones too....for good measure).  The new ones are pretty fun!



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And the classic Dronie!



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The "Rocket"



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Classic "Circle" quickshot...



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The "Helix"....



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And the "Boomerang"!



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Great videos, Todd. Thank you for posting!
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Thank you very much Todd, well done!
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Glad you enjoy
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Nice one
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Todd in Chicago Posted at 2018-2-16 18:56
And the classic Dronie!

https://youtu.be/QCkUK4U5nGc

Still works nice.
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Todd in Chicago Posted at 2018-2-16 18:56
The "Rocket"

https://youtu.be/fPhzdJrzUzU

This one also works great. Nice shot with the footsteps in the snow.
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Great use of QS modes.
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Todd in Chicago Posted at 2018-2-16 18:58
Classic "Circle" quickshot...

https://youtu.be/GsE2P6tHHGM

That was very smooth
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Todd in Chicago Posted at 2018-2-16 18:59
The "Helix"....

https://youtu.be/t_0nKR6cB40

Also nice. I was a bit worried about the trees, but it went fine.
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Todd in Chicago Posted at 2018-2-16 18:59
And the "Boomerang"!

https://youtu.be/R1PbtV3aT6Y

Very nice. I am amazed how smooth it turns.
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Looks like you've had fun!
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DJI Thor Posted at 2018-2-16 20:53
Great videos, Todd. Thank you for posting!

Thx Thor...

Those quickshots are "gimmicky" but they are great fun and provide ideas for how to better pilot ones craft in a better way.

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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-2-17 04:24
Thank you very much Todd, well done!

Thx Wachtberger....

The MA is very fun to fly, and I enjoy it a little more than the Spark, although I'm not 100% I understand  why.

It is very stable, but so was my Spark and my Phantom is as well....at this point, that is table stakes for a DJI drone.

I do find the Air to be very responsive, and although on paper it is faster than the Spark, I really seem to notice it when doing fly by's.....it is FAST.

In this, my second set of flights, I did notice 2 things.

First, on my first attempt at "Circle" quickshot; there was a very odd glitch.  I drew the box around me on screen and got the green "Go", but the Air actually circled a point in front of me about 10 feet and slightly to the right.  As far as I could tell, it was circling around a non-existent object.  As you can see, there was nothing around me in the field.  When it was done with shot, I tried it again and it worked fine.

Second, I get a LOT of messages on the screen for DJI Go 4 app that is warning me that the attitude is too great and the front (and rear) sensor won't work.  I understand the physics and why that would be a problem, what I don't understand is why I never (I'm pretty sure NEVER) got those with the Spark or my Phantom.  Maybe because the Spark had different sensors on the front vs. the Air?  Maybe the Air has a more aggressive angle at speed?

None of those things is a big problem, just a bit odd.

As stated, I really love my MA and very pleased with my purchase.  One of the coolest things IMHO, is the shoulder bag and the size of the whole package.  I can fit everything I need in the shoulder bag.  It holds my Air with a battery, and room for 3 additional batteries, and the remote.  With the side pouch, I'm pretty sure I can fit my CS, but need to verify (right now I can't use my CS).

Walking up to flight site only carrying that little bag blows me away!

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Yeah, really enjoying this bird!

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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-2-17 10:34
Also nice. I was a bit worried about the trees, but it went fine.

Montfrooij...

LOL....I was too!  You can see me in the video watching...and hoping my depth perception wasn't off!

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Todd in Chicago

P.S.  And yes.....the aircraft is very smooth....
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Todd in Chicago Posted at 2018-2-17 11:53
Montfrooij...

LOL....I was too!  You can see me in the video watching...and hoping my depth perception wasn't off!

I already thought so
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Todd in Chicago Posted at 2018-2-17 11:37
Thx Wachtberger....

The MA is very fun to fly, and I enjoy it a little more than the Spark, although I'm not 100% I understand  why.

I fully agree to our observations, the flight behaviour of the Air is very different from Spark (far more agile so to say) and I believe for filming we have to refine the stick sensitivity settings. One good tutorial video was posted here: https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... D534%26typeid%3D534
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-2-17 12:59
I fully agree to our observations, the flight behaviour of the Air is very different from Spark (far more agile so to say) and I believe for filming we have to refine the stick sensitivity settings. One good tutorial video was posted here: https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=135218&extra=page%3D1%26filter%3Dtypeid%26typeid%3D534%26typeid%3D534

Thx...

I'll check that out.  It looks like if you put it in Cinematic mode, it eases the acceleration...I wonder if it does the same for braking, those are particularly violent.  I'll need to reed up some more on that.

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