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DocAraxá
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2017-9-11 08:09:49
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Mari
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I fly sometimes in my neighbourhood but also sometimes 1-5 miles way or even further...
2017-9-11 08:37:49
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BernieB
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150 m X 350 m grass field near by.  Ten to twenty miles to scenic areas that permit flying.  San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)
2017-9-11 08:43:35
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Sportbike_Pilot
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Typically travel 1-5 miles away. Nice open area and not congested.
2017-9-11 09:10:39
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Tombolian
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I literally get to walk out my front door, launch, then fly across the street to the park.  The fun though is finding new places to film/fly.  The Bay Area in California gives us lots of opportunity for that.
2017-9-11 09:34:25
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fansc17c3455
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I live just outside of Washington, DC and I have to generally go 20 miles away from my house to find a good location.  There are some beautiful locations in the surrounding countryside and I've had fun discovering them, but I can't take a picture of my own house in the suburbs.
2017-9-11 09:41:01
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alex_markov
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My answer is not available I do not like to fly on the same place too much, get bored. So i travel often, just to have a reason to fly ;)
2017-9-11 09:53:52
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nnX
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To test stuff and new FW, 1 -3 km. As Alex previously said: on weekends I travel to see new places in order to avoid being bored with same place. At such occasion I'm willing to go few hundred kilometers.
2017-9-11 11:01:42
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Eagle_Eye
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A few feet from my backyard .
2017-9-11 11:40:28
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Hym Kaar
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I must admit that since I have a drone, a go more often outside, sometime when back home from work I do a stop for 1h of flight above  farmers lands.
2017-9-11 11:45:47
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Maxi3D
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Depends where I want to go.
2017-9-11 11:56:06
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Landbo
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Well, normally somewhere between 10 and 50 meters. It depends on in which end of the house I decide to fly a trip and where the drone is parked.  

Regards Leif.
2017-9-11 11:53:47
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DejaViewz
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I spend a lot of time scouting places to shoot.
One of my bigger issues is with people who notice me flying the drone, and want to ask questions and stuff.
Usually, I am trying to get in, and out before I am collecting the curious...especially when the target is in a public place.
I want to focus on the shot, but many times it ends up being a impromptu demonstration for onlookers.
2017-9-11 11:54:55
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ImHereToCrash
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so is this intotal?   if it is i have flown over 330 miles...
2017-9-11 13:08:13
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STRIDE8
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I live near a small municipal airport so I have to drive a few minutes away
2017-9-11 13:15:34
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Ex Machina
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I live in the Washington, DC RFZ so have to travel typically about 20 miles to get to a suitable spot at least 15 miles outside the zone.
2017-9-11 15:46:26
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Scott Ferguson
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I step out of my house and can fly uninhabited for miles thru my backyard or couple miles in any other direction
2017-9-11 16:10:04
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TN Lone Wolf
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I live on a 180 acre farm, so I've got plenty of room to fly.
2017-9-11 18:11:47
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Lucas775
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TN Lone Wolf Posted at 2017-9-11 18:11
I live on a 180 acre farm, so I've got plenty of room to fly.

It's like a drone pilots dream.  I fly in my backyard which is a big hill.
2017-9-11 19:20:10
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FatherXmas
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Most of the time, I walk out into the back yard. I do have to admit just looking at cows and tree tops gets a little boring. The good part is, I can fly every day, if the weather is bad, I buzz around inside the house with my Spark.
2017-9-11 19:42:10
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Gregbella
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I live on the coast about 50 meters from the water so there is always something different to look at every time l fly
2017-9-12 02:02:59
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SG70
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I live in the country at the edge of the village so I can take off from my property, only things is I've got lot's of tree's so there only one spot where I can safely take off and land in RTH
2017-9-12 02:07:42
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DocAraxá
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BernieB Posted at 2017-9-11 08:43
150 m X 350 m grass field near by.  Ten to twenty miles to scenic areas that permit flying.  San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)

Dear BernieB,

In my opinion, San Francisco is one of the coolest cities in the world!
2017-9-12 04:30:34
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DocAraxá
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Tombolian Posted at 2017-9-11 09:34
I literally get to walk out my front door, launch, then fly across the street to the park.  The fun though is finding new places to film/fly.  The Bay Area in California gives us lots of opportunity for that.

Dear Tombolian,

California is a dream....and I am not the first one to say this!!!
2017-9-12 04:32:03
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DocAraxá
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nnX Posted at 2017-9-11 11:01
To test stuff and new FW, 1 -3 km. As Alex previously said: on weekends I travel to see new places in order to avoid being bored with same place. At such occasion I'm willing to go few hundred kilometers.

And you have such a beutiful country to fly!
2017-9-12 04:33:25
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DocAraxá
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Hym Kaar Posted at 2017-9-11 11:45
I must admit that since I have a drone, a go more often outside, sometime when back home from work I do a stop for 1h of flight above  farmers lands.

Dear Hym Kaar,

I never thought about this possibility!
You gave me an incredible idea!
Thanks.
2017-9-12 04:34:23
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DocAraxá
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-9-11 15:46
I live in the Washington, DC RFZ so have to travel typically about 20 miles to get to a suitable spot at least 15 miles outside the zone.

Dear Ex Machina,

It is a pity,
Cause Washington is such a nice place!
For sure it is an RFZ, but, as I said: a pity!
2017-9-12 04:42:25
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DocAraxá
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I live in Brazil.
In a small city on Minas Gerais State, called Araxá.
I can fly at home, but it is not fun!
Relatively near my place, there are National Parks and beautiful sceneries.
I must travel, at least, 10 to 20 miles to fly. Some places more!
And that’s the reason I can’t fly as always as I desired.
But, the places I go, at weekends, are superb.
And even if it is common, I love to fly!
And that’s what matters!
2017-9-12 04:43:42
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M Stuart K
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fansc17c3455 Posted at 2017-9-11 09:41
I live just outside of Washington, DC and I have to generally go 20 miles away from my house to find a good location.  There are some beautiful locations in the surrounding countryside and I've had fun discovering them, but I can't take a picture of my own house in the suburbs.

I here you!  I live in the Metro DC area and it is a pain sometimes to not be able to power up in your very own yard!  
2017-9-12 06:33:57
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M Stuart K
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-9-11 15:46
I live in the Washington, DC RFZ so have to travel typically about 20 miles to get to a suitable spot at least 15 miles outside the zone.

I here ya-me too!
2017-9-12 06:35:38
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Ex Machina
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DocAraxá Posted at 2017-9-12 04:42
Dear Ex Machina,

It is a pity,

Yeah, thanks -- even more sadly the really nice scenic sites are within National Airport's exclusion zone anyway.

Looks like my misery has company. Not that I'd like to show anyone how horrible my yard looks, but it would be nice every now and then to just fly around the neighborhood. ;)
2017-9-12 07:55:04
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DocAraxá
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TN Lone Wolf Posted at 2017-9-11 18:11
I live on a 180 acre farm, so I've got plenty of room to fly.

Dear TN,
You are, definitely, a lucky guy!
2017-9-12 08:14:01
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lnguye22
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I flew my drone around my cousin house, since my house is too close to the airport..Sometimes I do fly my drone at some remote areas though.
2017-9-12 10:27:17
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ImHereToCrash
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i have averaged out my total distance flown and total flights.. i came up with that i on average flying between 1.5 miles and 2 miles.. for each flight i make.  but in total i have over 212 miles of flying recorded..     i have 1,121,107 feet total distance recorded.   yes i finally broken the 1 million foot mile stone!  


i corrected myself from before i thought i beated 300 miles i havent yet, i did the math wrong because i had wrong distance for a mile..

2017-9-12 10:52:52
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DJI-Mark
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You should never fly out of sight as the chances are you may end up in trouble.
2017-9-12 12:39:15
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aopisa
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I fly From my backyard!
2017-9-12 15:26:12
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ImHereToCrash
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DJI-Mark Posted at 2017-9-12 12:39
You should never fly out of sight as the chances are you may end up in trouble.

i dont know about that, i fly alot better via the camera.   if i am forced to fly only within my eyesight i think everyone would be far worse off, i dont think my neighbors would take to kindly to all my crashes into there stuff. .  basically if im flying visually only, then i fly like im drunk out of my mind, if i fly via camera everything is smooth and controlled, no sudden swerves and maneuvers.  i only use visual when im coming in to land or take off..
2017-9-12 15:28:30
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DocAraxá
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Holly .....
What a wonderful place.
You are a lucky! Lucky guy!
Congrats.
2017-9-13 05:10:07
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ImHereToCrash Posted at 2017-9-12 15:28
i dont know about that, i fly alot better via the camera.   if i am forced to fly only within my eyesight i think everyone would be far worse off, i dont think my neighbors would take to kindly to all my crashes into there stuff. .  basically if im flying visually only, then i fly like im drunk out of my mind, if i fly via camera everything is smooth and controlled, no sudden swerves and maneuvers.  i only use visual when im coming in to land or take off..

Well you know best. Take care of what you got going on. Sounds like you have been doing it a while.
2017-9-13 06:25:25
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aopisa
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DocAraxá Posted at 2017-9-13 05:10
Holly .....
What a wonderful place.
You are a lucky! Lucky guy!

Thank you. Yes, there is no shortage of great shots all around me. I used to have a Phantom and it seemed like a chore to lug a backpack around and set it up to fly. As a professional photographer I would love the camera of the newer Phantom 4's. However, I always have the Mavic with me and it just seems so much quicker to get into the air. Now I can catch shots that I would have missed by leaving the Phantom at home.
For example, driving home a few nights ago....

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2017-9-13 06:27:40
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