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Bax
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I think my connection is having issues.
Please can a mod delete my other post, I couldn't seem to edit.

Here is a video link below.


2017-1-23
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Battery/range test over water. Riskeeeee
2017-1-23
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fansef758018 Posted at 2017-1-23 06:31
Battery/range test over water. Riskeeeee

Agreed, it was cutting things very fine
2017-1-23
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Bax Posted at 2017-1-23 07:11
Agreed, it was cutting things very fine

You looked a bit nervous, but great catch, 7000m maybe on your radar next.
Thanks for showing the video...
2017-1-23
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-1-23 07:51
You looked a bit nervous, but great catch, 7000m maybe on your radar next.
Thanks for showing the video...

You got me, I was nervous. It was a little too close for me.
Thanks Hallmark, every flight I still take time to think and plan but you can still find yourself in a stronger wind than expected.

I didn't leave enough room for error with this flight and should not have filmed surfers prior. That was the mistake here.

Lesson learned, hopefully can help someone else in similar situations.
2017-1-23
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Scary...loved the surfer time lapse footage.
2017-1-23
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" 6595M out to sea " would have drowned your bird.

You only went about half that OUT to sea, the total trip was 6595M.

Nice vid though.

2017-1-23
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Risky , specially when you are fighting against the wind.  I have also seen that stoping the recording and even lowering the streaming resolution helps out on the battery.
2017-1-23
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Very cool -- assume you did the time-lapsey sequences in post? Love when it transitions from time-lapse to full-motion surfing.

Why was it spinning at the end?
2017-1-23
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-1-23 16:10
Very cool -- assume you did the time-lapsey sequences in post? Love when it transitions from time-lapse to full-motion surfing.

Why was it spinning at the end?

The spinning has me thinking- would this be something installed by software to possible scan 360 for collision avoidance (not even sure it could avoid anything at this point)

I am not sure as I was nervous but as far as I can tell I had no stick input to yaw, I was descending then and may have had slight angle on the stick , I'll check the Log
2017-1-23
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Ex machia - yes the time lapse was simply cut together in Final Cut (other software would work)
Then a cross dissolve transition applied
2017-1-24
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Bax
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Sry typo on your name
2017-1-24
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Brave Man I was nervous watching.
2017-1-24
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-1-23 07:51
You looked a bit nervous, but great catch, 7000m maybe on your radar next.
Thanks for showing the video...

7KM is manageable. I did just that over Andaman Sea in Phuket and come back with more than 20% battery left.

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The Rev Posted at 2017-1-24 01:36
Brave Man I was nervous watching.

I am nervous rewatching, it was a horrible mix of fun, adrenaline and nerves. It had me worried for the next flight, I moved to a remote dam. New battery, took off and then remote lost signal at a great distance, app crashed and lost the Mavic - my nerves were jelly at this stage

Rebooted app and Mavic was on the way back, another nervous video to watch.
2017-1-24
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Wandering Cloud Posted at 2017-1-24 03:58
7KM is manageable. I did just that over Andaman Sea in Phuket and come back with more than 20% battery left.

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Love to see that vid if you have it. I didn't have a drone when I visited Phuket
2017-1-25
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Bax Posted at 2017-1-25 04:00
Love to see that vid if you have it. I didn't have a drone when I visited Phuket

Well, my clip wasn't as exciting as yours.
I try to reach the tiny island on the left but was short by maybe 500 meters and then I decided to turn around when battery hit 55%.  So all you can see is sea and a tiny island in front, on the way back, you see more sea and a beach.
2017-1-25
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I really don't understand why so many people want to test the distance especially over water, words fail me.

Fly safe and have fun.
2017-1-25
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Andyg01 Posted at 2017-1-25 08:46
I really don't understand why so many people want to test the distance especially over water, words fail me.

Fly safe and have fun.

It's human nature ... I respect people that take the risk above water rather than over populated area.
2017-1-25
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MacIak Posted at 2017-1-25 10:10
It's human nature ... I respect people that take the risk above water rather than over populated area.

I agree, it's human nature and a bit of man vs machine in terms of nerves. Critical to really understand the weather and wind in particular which is difficult in coastal locations as it can be affected by cliffs and squalls, etc..  Nice video.
2017-1-25
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A1000 Posted at 2017-1-25 11:02
I agree, it's human nature and a bit of man vs machine in terms of nerves. Critical to really understand the weather and wind in particular which is difficult in coastal locations as it can be affected by cliffs and squalls, etc..  Nice video.

Thank you - I do this to explore.

Charter boat out to this spot costs a little, I can't swim that far.
I wanted to experience and use the lens myslef, I also wanted to test little Mavic for the flight test.

I feel this is still one of the safest ways to explore new locations and capture unique angles
2017-1-26
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Andyg01 Posted at 2017-1-25 08:46
I really don't understand why so many people want to test the distance especially over water, words fail me.

Fly safe and have fun.

Why get up at all?
Stay in bed and be safe.
2017-1-26
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Wandering Cloud Posted at 2017-1-26 03:23
Why get up at all?
Stay in bed and be safe.



Great suggestion I'm grabbing my slippers and a pop tart
2017-1-26
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Bax Posted at 2017-1-26 02:25
Thank you - I do this to explore.

Charter boat out to this spot costs a little, I can't swim that far.

Keep the videos coming, I thought it was great the vignettes into whales, sufers, etc.. rather than it being just a race to the edge and back ;-)
2017-1-26
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That was nice! I really want to see Australia and Solomon islands. There was a guy who married a lady from those islands remember up in Alaska. She saved my life (I think) literally {:4_169:} Gave me some magic coffee and I was cured of food poisoning. Who knows what was in it! Probably bat guano and stuff I don't want to know..

Surprised I didn't see solar panels on the homes
2017-1-26
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MacIak Posted at 2017-1-25 10:10
It's human nature ... I respect people that take the risk above water rather than over populated area.

Would DJI refresh have replaced if you lost the mavic in this instance? Still not read up what covered and what isn't
2017-1-26
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Typhon Posted at 2017-1-26 13:14
Would DJI refresh have replaced if you lost the mavic in this instance? Still not read up what covered and what isn't

Lost: no.
Recovered before dolphins took off with it: Yes
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For refresh you would need to have it recovered. I do have another insurance on top of this as a back up plan, this flight still made me sweat though, I have bonded with this little Mav. I'd hate to see it drown, heaps of sharks out there would be a quick death.
2017-1-27
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