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smbishop
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I have owned my DJI Mini 2 for 1 week.  I am in 'ground school' seeking any and all the best information for a new flyer.  I have read through the entire DJI Mini 2 Forum, and subscribed to and viewed several videos from the following YouTube Channels:
FlyPath:  FlytPath - YouTube
  
Jeven Dovey:  Jeven Dovey - YouTube
  
Idaho Quadcopter:  Idaho Quadcopter - YouTube
  
VIC VideopIC:  VIC VideopIC - YouTube
  
Ed Ricker:  DJI Mini 2 - YouTube

While I have managed a few short flights and have them auto uploaded to Drone Data Management and Flight Analysis | Airdata UAV

I am wondering what other resources I can be looking at and what may I be missing!

Thank you for your consideration!

4-10 17:54
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smbishop
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Well, the links didn't work:
4-10 17:55
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RobZilla
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Welcome! Looks like you've selected the right stuff on YT. Also recommend '51 Drones' and Ken Heron on YT. Ken is great entertainment yet very informative!

Also highly recommend going over the  FAA stuff just to be informed...
https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/
https://www.faa.gov/uas/commerci ... ations_over_people/

Other than that, just keep learning, fly safe and help others out!

Cheers!

4-10 18:42
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yogi053
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Looks like you have done your homework for now so just fly and enjoy your machine. Mind you, nothing wrong in continuing your research at the same time.
4-11 01:32
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smbishop
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Thank you for the information!
4-11 04:45
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DowntownRDB
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Very nice start and I believe you are on the right track.  Have you thought about making a pre-flight checklist?   If not, check out this link for one.  checklist
Best of luck and happy flying.  

4-11 04:54
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smbishop
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I had just started making a checklist yesterday, this one is great.  Thanks!
4-11 05:09
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jmb63
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I make this suggestion to anybody starting out with a new drone ( even if they are experienced with other drones but especially "newbies")
Take off the props, power on, and connect everything like you are going to take off/fly and put the drone on a table, etc, and just go through EVERY setting, sub-menu/option, etc to familiarize yourself to the app and its multi-layered menus.
Some options won't be available if not in flight, of course, but you will be able to find stuff and it will be easier in flight.
4-11 06:17
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RobZilla
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smbishop Posted at 4-11 05:09
I had just started making a checklist yesterday, this one is great.  Thanks!

Since you use AirData, have a look at theirs too on the app. I have a hybrid of checklists both pre- and post-.

4-11 06:45
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smbishop
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Thanks, I only had the sync app, It shows in the Airdata app that you need an Enterprise subscription for the checklist option.  I love how I can review my flights and the Ok To Fly screen!  
4-11 06:59
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ranrick
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Looks like a pretty nice and comprehensive start already. Though some of the things you'll experience and learn as you fly anyway so give it a shot flying while learning.
4-12 02:37
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smbishop
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ranrick Posted at 4-12 02:37
Looks like a pretty nice and comprehensive start already. Though some of the things you'll experience and learn as you fly anyway so give it a shot flying while learning.

Thanks, I agree, 10 flights so far, learning as I go!
4-12 06:28
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ranrick
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smbishop Posted at 4-12 06:28
Thanks, I agree, 10 flights so far, learning as I go!

Nice, good job! Happy flying!
4-12 07:46
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JJB*
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Hi,

Do you know how to check your drone compass before starting a flight and why
this is so important to do for each takeoff ??

All items on all checklists are worth to check, but compass check is THE check wich saves drone lifes....
cheers
JJB

4-12 08:06
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smbishop
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JJB* Posted at 4-12 08:06
Hi,

Do you know how to check your drone compass before starting a flight and why

Yes, I saw that in one of the videos I watched.  I have realized I need to let it hover for a bit before everything lines up..
4-13 01:16
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smbishop Posted at 4-13 01:16
Yes, I saw that in one of the videos I watched.  I have realized I need to let it hover for a bit before everything lines up..

hi,

No, that is not correct!

Before starting blades, check in the map view Flyapp the orientation of your drone.
The blue arrow indicates the heading of your drone.
Check this heading to the actual heading of yor drone.
If not the same, do not fly.

If you hover with a wrong compass you can get a fly-away!

cheers
JJB
4-13 02:37
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smbishop
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JJB* Posted at 4-13 02:37
hi,

No, that is not correct!

Thank you for the information!  I was looking at the circle with the indicator but not the map.  I appreciate the advice!
4-13 02:52
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JJB*
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smbishop Posted at 4-13 02:52
Thank you for the information!  I was looking at the circle with the indicator but not the map.  I appreciate the advice!

Hi,

This is my compass check from today, see picture.

Drone actual heading MA2 perpendicular to the water line,  indeed seen in the flyapp map view.
So compass drone = oke.

cheers
JJB
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4-13 05:10
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smbishop
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JJB* Posted at 4-13 05:10
Hi,

This is my compass check from today, see picture.

Thank you!  I did watch a video that explained this, perhaps it was yours?  The drone was lined up facing water and the video explained pre-flight checks.  I appreciate the information!
4-13 06:27
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JJB*
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smbishop Posted at 4-13 06:27
Thank you!  I did watch a video that explained this, perhaps it was yours?  The drone was lined up facing water and the video explained pre-flight checks.  I appreciate the information!

yes, you watched my video.  happy that i made things clear to you.

Happy many landings,
cheers
JJB
4-13 06:29
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