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Beautiful picture of the house, sitting underneath the stars :-)
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-23 10:07
It at least makes me hesitate on buying.
I really not liked the gimbal clamp and how you had to remove it.
Felt like breaking the thing.

I leave the clamp on the Gimbal with the surrounding dome and plastic protector on at all times. I only take them off right before flying. I kind of feel safe keeping the bands in place with the protectors.
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I was but don't worry it will drop back down in price and it sounds like you want a Mavic Air? By the time you're ready the firmware updates and other glitches will be all worked out.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-23 11:41
Beautiful picture of the house, sitting underneath the stars :-)

Thanks a lot!
You can maybe understand why we 'fell' for it
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-23 11:42
I leave the clamp on the Gimbal with the surrounding dome and plastic protector on at all times. I only take them off right before flying. I kind of feel safe keeping the bands in place with the protectors.

That is exactly what I did. But taking the clamp off was the main issue for me.
I had a hard time with that.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-23 11:44
I was but don't worry it will drop back down in price and it sounds like you want a Mavic Air? By the time you're ready the firmware updates and other glitches will be all worked out.

I have a pricewatch on both. It really does not matter to me.
Both have a lot in common.
And I can live with the shortcomings of both because of the other pro's they have.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-23 11:45
That is exactly what I did. But taking the clamp off was the main issue for me.
I had a hard time with that.

I find it that I need to turn the Mavic Pro on its back and pull the clamp up until it dislodges.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-23 11:46
I have a pricewatch on both. It really does not matter to me.
Both have a lot in common.
And I can live with the shortcomings of both because of the other pro's they have.

The more I use my Mavic Pro the more I find Ocusync to be important. I like the fact of going out in range and not needing to be worried about disconnecting or losing transmission signal.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-23 15:13
I find it that I need to turn the Mavic Pro on its back and pull the clamp up until it dislodges.

Yes, I did it like that.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-23 15:14
The more I use my Mavic Pro the more I find Ocusync to be important. I like the fact of going out in range and not needing to be worried about disconnecting or losing transmission signal.

That and the double compass (which the Air does not have)
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-24 07:39
Yes, I did it like that.

You need to have two hands on the clamp and the actual Gimbal aligning the two until you see the fit and then snap it back into place.

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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-24 07:39
That and the double compass (which the Air does not have)

Good point, the double internal compass make the failsafe an enhanced feature of the Mavic Pro.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-24 07:55
You need to have two hands on the clamp and the actual Gimbal aligning the two until you see the fit and then snap it back into place.

Yes, I got it to work, but still felt like I was about to break something.
Now I know there are aftermarket clamp + protectors in 1 piece. They seem to work much better.
So when I decide to go for MP, I will for sure buy that one.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-24 07:56
Good point, the double internal compass make the failsafe an enhanced feature of the Mavic Pro.

I had some compass warnings, but due to the redundancy, no unexpected behavior
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-24 13:45
Yes, I got it to work, but still felt like I was about to break something.
Now I know there are aftermarket clamp + protectors in 1 piece. They seem to work much better.
So when I decide to go for MP, I will for sure buy that one.

A lot of fliers who own the MP gripe about the clamp, I on the other hand find it was a little tricky for me in the beginning but I've grown pretty accustomed to pulling it out and putting it back in.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-24 13:45
I had some compass warnings, but due to the redundancy, no unexpected behavior

Was this common after you took-off or prior to?
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-24 17:11
A lot of fliers who own the MP gripe about the clamp, I on the other hand find it was a little tricky for me in the beginning but I've grown pretty accustomed to pulling it out and putting it back in.

That will happen I guess.
Also it might get less tight over time.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-24 17:13
Was this common after you took-off or prior to?

In the air.
That was the odd thing.
But I brought the MP down, hovered for a bit, no new errors etc.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-25 00:27
That will happen I guess.
Also it might get less tight over time.

I keep an eye on the Mavic Pro and its camera gimbal system, except that when I hit start on the MP I forget to watch the gimbal motor initiate. Instead I just read the start-up screen in the app and scroll down to Gimbal making sure it reads normal.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-25 00:28
In the air.
That was the odd thing.
But I brought the MP down, hovered for a bit, no new errors etc.

That's scary, I've never seen a compass error with the Mavic Pro or Spark but if I did then obviously landing immediately would be highly advised and the action I would take.
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It hasn't really got a double compass. Two would be affected identically by mag interference.
It has a more elaborate compass.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-22 14:13
That might work just fine.

Today I purchased the new Tello drone. I haven't unboxed it yet, as I will be reading, and watching, up on best ways to fly this little guy indoors. Should be a blast!
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-25 15:28
Today I purchased the new Tello drone. I haven't unboxed it yet, as I will be reading, and watching, up on best ways to fly this little guy indoors. Should be a blast![view_image]

Congratulations!
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-25 06:58
That's scary, I've never seen a compass error with the Mavic Pro or Spark but if I did then obviously landing immediately would be highly advised and the action I would take.

It occurred a couple of times, but so only once and did not return.
I guess the dual compass saved me from odd behavior
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-25 06:56
I keep an eye on the Mavic Pro and its camera gimbal system, except that when I hit start on the MP I forget to watch the gimbal motor initiate. Instead I just read the start-up screen in the app and scroll down to Gimbal making sure it reads normal.

My main concern is the overall exposed location of the gimbal and the way you have to remove the clamp. It felt like I was going to break the thing off.
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Thank you!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-25 22:21
It occurred a couple of times, but so only once and did not return.
I guess the dual compass saved me from odd behavior

When it didn't return what steps did you take to bring it back?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-25 22:23
My main concern is the overall exposed location of the gimbal and the way you have to remove the clamp. It felt like I was going to break the thing off.

I think if you can take great comfort that DJI stands by their products and ensures repair or replacement as has been going on to all Mavic Pro owners, then if my unit were to defect then I'm confident DJI would get me back up and flying quickly.
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You're welcome
Looking forward to your experiences
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-26 06:27
When it didn't return what steps did you take to bring it back?

The compass error did not return.
The drone DID return.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-26 06:28
I think if you can take great comfort that DJI stands by their products and ensures repair or replacement as has been going on to all Mavic Pro owners, then if my unit were to defect then I'm confident DJI would get me back up and flying quickly.

I'm not so sure what happens if I break my gimbal because I put too much force on it while taking the clamp off.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-26 06:29
You're welcome
Looking forward to your experiences

Yes, I haven't had time to unbox the Tello but I will try and do a review when I have time.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-26 06:30
The compass error did not return.
The drone DID return.

Oh, glad we could clear that up.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-26 06:31
I'm not so sure what happens if I break my gimbal because I put too much force on it while taking the clamp off.

That may be a good enough reason then not to purchase a second one. It sounds like if the gimbal was a problem then the Air might be better for you?

BTW, what announcement do you think DJI will make on March 28th?
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Does anybody know if this Game Controller would work using Android for the Tello?

https://www.amazon.com/GameSir-W ... BJBSCQD5ZD1YMT8N4JR
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-26 06:48
Yes, I haven't had time to unbox the Tello but I will try and do a review when I have time.

Nice
Drone nr 3!
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-26 06:49
Oh, glad we could clear that up.

Yup, I can see where that came from
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-26 06:58
That may be a good enough reason then not to purchase a second one. It sounds like if the gimbal was a problem then the Air might be better for you?

BTW, what announcement do you think DJI will make on March 28th?

That will be one thing I have to be careful with.
Then again, with a better designed clamp + protector in 1 piece I might be good to go.
Today they temporary fixed the roof so that it is watertight again.
Now just wait for the quotation on the rebuild of the roof....
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-26 06:58
That may be a good enough reason then not to purchase a second one. It sounds like if the gimbal was a problem then the Air might be better for you?

BTW, what announcement do you think DJI will make on March 28th?

PS, forgot to answer your last question.
Probably something professional.
Just because it was announced on the enterprise account..
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I want to purchase the RC for use with the Tello.
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