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DAFlys
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Collected my Mini 3 on launch day and have now flown 2009km in the first 99 days since the drone launched,  anyone else got some serious use out the Mini 3?


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8-24 05:00
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Bashy
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Thats nearly 3 days if it was constant flying
8-24 06:42
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DAFlys
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Bashy Posted at 8-24 06:42
Thats nearly 3 days if it was constant flying

Well 2.7 days. .   Makes it sound less extreme,   Next time SHMBO’d moans I’ll use that metric.
8-24 06:44
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That's just incredible
8-24 06:46
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I'm wondering, what if any kind of maintenance have you done during this time.

Did you change the rotor blades/propellers, if so, due to contact-damage, degradation from use, or preventative? Or still running original rotor blades?
8-24 07:08
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gulfpre Posted at 8-24 07:08
I'm wondering, what if any kind of maintenance have you done during this time.

Did you change the rotor blades/propellers, if so, due to contact-damage, degradation from use, or preventative? Or still running original rotor blades?

Everything is still Orginal and in as new condition with two exceptions,  the arms pick up a little dust and the gimbal guard has left a little mark around the camera where the fins touch it. The new guard doesn’t have the fins I see.
8-24 07:41
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DAFlys Posted at 8-24 07:41
Everything is still Orginal and in as new condition with two exceptions,  the arms pick up a little dust and the gimbal guard has left a little mark around the camera where the fins touch it. The new guard doesn’t have the fins I see.

Impressive. Was wondering how the rotors will hold up.
I'm at 62mi/102km & 362min in 6 days. on the M3P.
8-24 07:49
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gulfpre Posted at 8-24 07:49
Impressive. Was wondering how the rotors will hold up.
I'm at 62mi/102km & 362min in 6 days. on the M3P.

I must confess I flew 70km just today.  
8-24 07:55
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DAFlys Posted at 8-24 07:55
I must confess I flew 70km just today.

nice, how many batteries was that? 5?
8-24 08:06
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gulfpre Posted at 8-24 08:06
nice, how many batteries was that? 5?

6 normal and 2 plus batteries.  
8-24 08:13
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DAFlys Posted at 8-24 08:13
6 normal and 2 plus batteries.

Just where do you find the time? Also, do you record all your flights?
I have hundreds of gbs that I really should delete but................
8-24 09:51
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yogi053 Posted at 8-24 09:51
Just where do you find the time? Also, do you record all your flights?
I have hundreds of gbs that I really should delete but................

I only record video if I’m filming so the thing like radio Caroline it the mulberry harbour this week.  The rest of the time I’m mostly interested in photos.  

As for time it’s only 40 minutes a day I think on the mini 3 although I’m still flying regularly the mini 2 and Mavic 2.  
8-24 09:58
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-24 06:46
That's just incredible

Thanks Mr B.  I dare not tally up mini 2 or Mavic 2 In That time period.  
8-24 09:59
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DAFlys Posted at 8-24 09:58
I only record video if I’m filming so the thing like radio Caroline it the mulberry harbour this week.  The rest of the time I’m mostly interested in photos.  

As for time it’s only 40 minutes a day I think on the mini 3 although I’m still flying regularly the mini 2 and Mavic 2.

Even 40 mins per day, (allowing for weather etc), is, I think, time consuming. If you factor in travelling time as well, AND, flying your Mini 2 and M2P, you don't have a hobby. You have an addiction!
Stay safe, keep on flying!
8-24 10:38
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yogi053 Posted at 8-24 10:38
Even 40 mins per day, (allowing for weather etc), is, I think, time consuming. If you factor in travelling time as well, AND, flying your Mini 2 and M2P, you don't have a hobby. You have an addiction!
Stay safe, keep on flying!

Lol.   I’m working on increasing my stock photo archive and have filmed quite a few of the local grass fires for the local press so there’s some method to the madness.   

I’ve also recently found you can sell images on Instagram. Who knew.  
8-24 10:43
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Very nice. And here I thought I flew a lot
8-24 11:10
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Suren Posted at 8-24 11:10
Very nice. And here I thought I flew a lot

Only 10 million feet Suren,  you’ve got some catching up to do.  I’m at 38 mil but there’s some in here over 60 mil.
8-24 11:26
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I think I need to retire that's incredible!  The things that little Mini 3 pro has seen!  You'll be getting very attached to it. DO NOT take it to Iceland
8-24 12:33
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DAFlys Posted at 8-24 09:59
Thanks Mr B.  I dare not tally up mini 2 or Mavic 2 In That time period.

There's more!
8-24 13:28
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Hello there DAFlys. Good day and congratulations in hitting this milestone. Again, thank you for your support and keep flying. .
8-24 19:17
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Poor little drones…
They have to work so hard.

Fortunately you feed them a whole lot of tasty batteries, I read

Incredible!
8-25 00:53
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Hannibal_ Posted at 8-25 00:53
Poor little drones…
They have to work so hard.

Cheers Hannibal_.   
8-25 02:49
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DJI Stephen Posted at 8-24 19:17
Hello there DAFlys. Good day and congratulations in hitting this milestone. Again, thank you for your support and keep flying.  .

thank you DJI Stephen.  
8-25 02:49
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About 700km on the Mini 2 in the same time period and purely a guess another 100km on the Mavic 2.
8-25 02:50
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 02:50
About 700km on the Mini 2 in the same time period and purely a guess another 100km on the Mavic 2.

As for the Mini3Pro, have you decided to test it to destruction?
8-25 02:54
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-25 02:54
As for the Mini3Pro, have you decided to test it to destruction?

Apart from some dust near the screws on the arms which I need to blow off with some compressed air its really as good as new.   I can't say the same for my battery charge counts -

1 - 70
2 - 49
3 - 67
4 Plus - 19

Somehow battery number 2 has been getting off lightly.
8-25 03:04
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 03:04
Apart from some dust near the screws on the arms which I need to blow off with some compressed air its really as good as new.   I can't say the same for my battery charge counts -

1 - 70

Time to let it catch up with th others
Another no-fly day today, but l got my daily dozen in before the rain.
8-25 03:07
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Warranty is up at 2500 kilometers!  
8-25 03:16
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Dirty Bird Posted at 8-25 03:16
Warranty is up at 2500 kilometers!

I dont think thats true Dirty Bird.
8-25 03:21
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Congrats DA.    That's an incredible mark you have reached.  I imagine the plus battery comes in quite handy.  
8-25 03:21
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-25 03:07
Time to let it catch up with th others
Another no-fly day today, but l got my daily dozen in before the rain.

Same here,  the forecast was 27mm yesterday but the rain kept getting delayed until about 7am,  luckily I managed to complete most of my 15 miles before getting caught in the rain in the last couple of miles.
8-25 03:26
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-25 03:21
Congrats DA.    That's an incredible mark you have reached.  I imagine the plus battery comes in quite handy.

Cheers DT,  only 19 charges on the plus battery so far,  I tend to save it until last as may just in case battery.
8-25 03:27
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 03:21
I dont think thats true Dirty Bird.

LOL I was joking.  
8-25 03:36
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Phew,  thats OK then.   
8-25 03:44
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Dirty Bird Posted at 8-25 03:16
Warranty is up at 2500 kilometers!

    Joking of course, but that was really funny.  Got my morning off to a great start.  
8-25 04:17
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 03:27
Cheers DT,  only 19 charges on the plus battery so far,  I tend to save it until last as may just in case battery.

Well it does make a great reserve just in case battery.  
8-25 04:18
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-25 04:18
Well it does make a great reserve just in case battery.

Ive been caught out too many times when Ive used up all the batteries and then something interesting happens so Im trying to be  good boy and always keep one in reserve.
8-25 04:23
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 04:23
Ive been caught out too many times when Ive used up all the batteries and then something interesting happens so Im trying to be  good boy and always keep one in reserve.

I hear that.  Might be time to pick up another extended battery or two.  
8-25 04:37
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-25 04:37
I hear that.  Might be time to pick up another extended battery or two.

Maybe one more,   4 batteries already gets me well over an hour of air time and Id only end top carrying it everywhere and the point of the mini3 was to save some weight in the walking pack.
8-25 04:59
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 03:26
Same here,  the forecast was 27mm yesterday but the rain kept getting delayed until about 7am,  luckily I managed to complete most of my 15 miles before getting caught in the rain in the last couple of miles.

Just a third of that distance for my walk - but I did do a circuit at the outdoor gym this morning
8-25 06:01
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