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Hello from the open desert. I started my drone interest with a cheap non-gps unit and learned how to manuever and hover. I flew it until it burned up a motor and met with the garden wall. As good an excuse as any to finally get a decent machine.
A little about myslf: I'm retired, have a fixed-wing license and a pylon racer. I've done a little scuba diving, skydiving, prospecting and wrote a novel.

I'm fortunate to live in the open desert with one caveat: not many interesting features on the desert floor.

I've been slowly working through the DJI software/connectivity issues which brought me here.

Here's a photo of the racer.


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Welcome to the forum!
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msinger Posted at 11-15 10:54
Welcome to the forum!

Thanks, msinger!
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Hello Dumbthumbs. Good day and welcome to DJI Forum. If you have any inquiries or concerns please feel free to post it here at DJI Forum. We are here to help each other. Thank you.
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Dumbthumbs welcome aboard !! Beautiful Plane
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Stunning shot of the plane - welcome!
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Nebuchadnezzar Posted at 11-15 11:26
Dumbthumbs welcome aboard !! Beautiful Plane

Thank you!
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A CW Posted at 11-15 11:50
Stunning shot of the plane - welcome!

Thank you. Its a handful.
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Nice racer there!
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Thanks, Alabama.
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Well come on in, to the forum.  What a cool looking aircraft. ;-)





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RedHotPoker Posted at 11-15 15:51
Well come on in, to the forum.  What a cool looking aircraft. ;-)

Thanks, Poker. Good to be here. This airplane is the only one of its kind in the world.
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Dumbthumbs Posted at 11-15 12:03
Thank you. Its a handful.

You're welcome
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Welcome
What DJI model is that
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very nice plane and welcome
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Welcome to the forum Dumbthumbs!
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-16 01:28
Welcome
What DJI model is that

Shhhh. Its a prototype.
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jacksonnai Posted at 11-16 03:19
Welcome to the forum Dumbthumbs!

Thanks Jacksonnai!
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Dumbthumbs Posted at 11-16 04:35
Shhhh. Its a prototype.

Ok. Won't tell!
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Mavic_Jay Posted at 11-16 03:01
very nice plane and welcome

Thank You, Jay.
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Greetings from three Phantom owners and flyers in Socorro, NM.  I use mine for documenting local historical sites, ancient pueblos, abandoned mines, and mapping El Camino Real trail ... most hard to get to on the ground, but very accessible with a drone.  You'd be surprised what you can see and discover from 100-200 feet up.  The dry desert air and remote areas makes for good hassle-free flying, no wife-interference, and good ranges (about 6,500 feet on my P3S).  Almost no water or trees to eat a drone!  Enjoy your flying in NM.
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NM_Quad Posted at 11-16 13:27
Greetings from three Phantom owners and flyers in Socorro, NM.  I use mine for documenting local historical sites, ancient pueblos, abandoned mines, and mapping El Camino Real trail ... most hard to get to on the ground, but very accessible with a drone.  You'd be surprised what you can see and discover from 100-200 feet up.  The dry desert air and remote areas makes for good hassle-free flying, no wife-interference, and good ranges (about 6,500 feet on my P3S).  Almost no water or trees to eat a drone!  Enjoy your flying in NM.

That should be "no WIFI-interference."  A Freudian slip?
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NM_Quad Posted at 11-16 13:29
That should be "no WIFI-interference."  A Freudian slip?

You beat me to it.
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NM_Quad Posted at 11-16 13:27
Greetings from three Phantom owners and flyers in Socorro, NM.  I use mine for documenting local historical sites, ancient pueblos, abandoned mines, and mapping El Camino Real trail ... most hard to get to on the ground, but very accessible with a drone.  You'd be surprised what you can see and discover from 100-200 feet up.  The dry desert air and remote areas makes for good hassle-free flying, no wife-interference, and good ranges (about 6,500 feet on my P3S).  Almost no water or trees to eat a drone!  Enjoy your flying in NM.

Soccoro has to be more interesting than Columbus. Just north of me are the Florida mountains. Interesting, but they are a wilderness study area and no drones are allowed. I'll look around for the more photogenic sights.
You're right about the lack of water hazards, but the mesquite looks just plain evil.
Maybe we can get together for a fly-in. I'll need more stick time on my bird.

EDIT:07:26 local. I just looked at the map again. The Florida Mountain wilderness study area is about 60% of the range, mostly to the east. If I'm careful, I might fly a mission on the west slope.

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You're welcome Dumbthumbs
Hope you enjoy the community
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Wow, what kind of controller does that take ?   ;)
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Rsthelen Posted at 11-20 20:18
Wow, what kind of controller does that take ?   ;)

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