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JodyB
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I finally got my Mavic Mini FMC!! Received it this morning. I've flown it indoors for a little bit and I'm busting at the seams to go outside and fly!!

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2019-11-29
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Hi, thank you for sharing this with us. We're glad that you already receive your DJI Mavic Mini and now ready to fly. Please don't hesitate to reach us if you have other inquiries or concerns. Cheers!
2019-11-29
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davidms
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Congrats Jody! Don’t forget that preflight checklist!!
2019-11-29
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hallmark007
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Have to say you have been most patient man ever around here, and for that you deserve it more than most,  I wish you the very best of Luck , take your time and enjoy.
2019-11-29
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Congrats man! I got mine this afternoon but unfortunately I have to go to work...so no play time today.
2019-11-29
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JodyB
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Thanks everyone. I know it’s going to be a blast. It had been raining earlier, but now the rain is clear but is still overcast, makes me want to get out there!! I’m expecting some company over in a little bit so we may all go to the park and let the kids play while I do some flying and taking pictures and filming the family!!
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JodyB Posted at 11-29 11:21
Thanks everyone. I know it’s going to be a blast. It had been raining earlier, but now the rain is clear but is still overcast, makes me want to get out there!! I’m expecting some company over in a little bit so we may all go to the park and let the kids play while I do some flying and taking pictures and filming the family!!

Good for you man.
Don't forget to wait till enough sats are locked in.

ENJOY!!!!!


2019-11-29
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Gu5s
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Gratz Jody - enjoy - honestly flying a Mini is a blast (altuough there were obvious problems with the Dji Fly app) And after seeing some crash/Fly away videos of mavic minis - I feel like a collision with a bird seemed like the culprit - as for me after a 5km fly distance - no problems whatsoever - fingers crossed this experince Will remain... Maybe I'll put on Yellow/black stickers just to ve sure (to discourage birds from approinching the mavic mini - some guy on the forum said, that afterwards his problems with birds ceased to be)
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JodyB
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Thanks so much!!!


ok, just took it outside in the front yard and performed calibrations and pre-flight. Flew very low altitude around the yard so as to get used to the camera controls and how she flies. Now I really see why everyone wants a DJI!!! I took it up to about 300 feet and panned around to see the neighborhood. Then I flew it out about 400' and back. By the time I did all that, the battery was complaining of being low so I brought it back in and stuck the battery back in the charger for when the company comes over and we go to the park. All in all, I'm very impressed and I'm loving it!
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Pretty fun little beast!
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JodyB Posted at 11-29 12:31
Thanks so much!!!



I got myself a "fly more combo" and i already consider getting an extra battery, just because i could fit in total of 4 batteries in a package (1 in a drone and 3 inside the "multicharging chasis") the 100Wh powerbank will come in handy too!
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Congrats, I'm glad you finally got it. It's going to be the best Black Friday you've ever had.
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congrats. Still waiting for mine to be shipped. everything else shipped though like the charging base and Mini bag just not the Mini
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congrats !!! I got mine today as well but I cant fly due to two things, One the president keeps coming to florida and i live in the NFZ and two the mini cannot authorize.
cant even fly indoors sucks to be me
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JodyB
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unedited, playing around video. Just went to the park to let the kids play for a few minutes and to see how well I like the new bird. I have to say I love it. I was just messing around when I shot the video too so it's nothing fancy at all.




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BobB
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finally! Jody got his Mini yaaaa lol
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JodyB
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BobB Posted at 11-29 17:32
finally! Jody got his Mini yaaaa lol

LOL!! Bob, I love you man!! In a brotherly way of course!!!
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SUPER!  JodyB , got his little-fella, bet you are going to have lots of enjoyment, and already you are doing a video of the kids, just one of the many good thing you will do with it.  Stay happy, fly safe, and thanks for sharing.
2019-11-29
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Knapweed
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It's good to see you've got your Mini; you sure have been patient. Have fun!
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JodyB
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The park we were at serves as the dam for a local lake. Here’s a shot of it. I think that was about 150’ in altitude. The road going across the dam it right at the 100’. Makes me crave spring time with the foliage is out.
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Woe
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Congrats on the new bird.
2019-11-29
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InspektorGadjet
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Oh man finally!! No happy dance!?  lol
I have to agree with others, you have been one of the most patience people on this forum, you truly deserve some blue skies soon to enjoy the mini!
One question, no prop guards indoors? brave!
Really happy for you man, have fun and keep us posted!
2019-11-30
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Patience rewarded. Enjoy your safe flying.
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JodyB
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InspektorGadjet Posted at 11-30 02:13
Oh man finally!! No happy dance!?  lol
I have to agree with others, you have been one of the most patience people on this forum, you truly deserve some blue skies soon to enjoy the mini!
One question, no prop guards indoors? brave!

Absolutely there was a happy dance and I’m actually still happy dancing!! LOL I’ve never flown with any kind of a prop guard to be honest. I know what happens if you fly a drone with only vps indoors in poor lighting too. They go  crazy looking for the floor and fly erratic. That’s something I don’t do for sure!!

Sadly it’s been raining today though. Giving snow for Monday though so that might make for some interesting shots too!!!
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JodyB Posted at 11-30 10:45
Absolutely there was a happy dance and I’m actually still happy dancing!! LOL I’ve never flown with any kind of a prop guard to be honest. I know what happens if you fly a drone with only vps indoors in poor lighting too. They go  crazy looking for the floor and fly erratic. That’s something I don’t do for sure!!

Sadly it’s been raining today though. Giving snow for Monday though so that might make for some interesting shots too!!!

I see. Since is my very first drone, I haven't felt conformable without them and actually they have save me already from a few branches. Yesterday I took them off, and what an experience, the agility, the aerodynamics and the battery life! wow.

Snow will for sure deliver some awesome shots! cant wait to see them!
I´ve been too busy learning, testing, that I still didn´t put a video together but I will!
Happy flying Jody!
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Montfrooij
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Congrats!
Have fun
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JodyB Posted at 11-29 15:55
unedited, playing around video. Just went to the park to let the kids play for a few minutes and to see how well I like the new bird. I have to say I love it. I was just messing around when I shot the video too so it's nothing fancy at all.

Feels very stable
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BobB
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It's been to windy and/or cold for me to fly since i received my Mini. So i have been grounded for a couple weeks with 4 drones sitting
2019-11-30
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Congrats Jody.  Finally!   A word of caution.  For indoors, use the prop guards.  I’m very happy for you.  
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just an advise for all new pilots: get yourself a $15 little drone and learn to fly at home. it's fun, they crash at no cost. you will feel comfortable and have much more fun flying bigger drones outside.

congrats on new drone , hope it will last for more than just a few days.
2019-11-30
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Minnesota
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Can you post dates when you ordered, shipped, and received?  Many have not followed.  
2019-12-1
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JM.REYES
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CONGRATULATIONS!! Now to enjoy and have a great time with your new 'toy'. Regarding the video, very good camera movement and smoothness, to be able to show the virtues and defects of this type of devices, it is best to do it the way you have done , the video in "RAW" without editing of any kind, just as it is. Thank you for sharing your happiness with us.
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wow congrat bro
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JodyB
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Minnesota Posted at 12-1 02:06
Can you post dates when you ordered, shipped, and received?  Many have not followed.

Ordered 11/01/2019 received 11/27/2019. I’m just glad it came before the estimated ship date of 12/06/2019 that’s for sure!!
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Gu5s Posted at 11-29 11:28
Gratz Jody - enjoy - honestly flying a Mini is a blast (altuough there were obvious problems with the Dji Fly app) And after seeing some crash/Fly away videos of mavic minis - I feel like a collision with a bird seemed like the culprit - as for me after a 5km fly distance - no problems whatsoever - fingers crossed this experince Will remain... Maybe I'll put on Yellow/black stickers just to ve sure (to discourage birds from approinching the mavic mini - some guy on the forum said, that afterwards his problems with birds ceased to be)

That is  interesting.  I have problems with fairy terns here on St Helena.  At the end of the day it is there space, home and territory.  But on a lighter note...maybe they think its a giant bee and don't worry about it lol
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