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Here we are, the weekly topic is coming again.


The winter just gone, spring is around the corner. It is the best time to fly the drones. Have you ever have an experience like this?
While you enjoyed the time with your drones, someone’s coming next to you and says "can I fly your drones?" or asks "What is it?"
What you will act and answer back?


This time, let discuss, what you will act and answer when you flying your drones if somebody asks you something you think is very funny or weird.
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4-26 02:52
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For flying - for friends - I usually say yes to flying my drones. I will just teach them first, and put it in the 'basic' mode in an open field - and then I let them have fun! Sometimes they are scared at first - but very quickly figure it out and then realize it is a lot of fun.

If someone asks what is it - I will tell them it is a drone, and explain it is really great for taking beautiful landscape pictures, usually say its from DJI (because they are the leaders in the technology, kind of even invented this consumer hobby/class), and then show them a picture of what I am currently taking. Many times they think it is really fascinating then will ask a bunch of other questions which I usually answer too.

The DJI stuff is very cool!
4-26 04:36
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Hi DJI Panda, thanks for these topics
I think it's the most fun way to share our thoughts, fun experiences, adventures or simply news

Recently, I started working with the drone, so the scene is very different from before ...
the work area is always limited to the operators, there are many people around, but all are busy in their activities.

sometime , the ordinary person, or the curious, asks for information about the drone during some pauses.

who is "the most common person "who asks usually for information ?
"the policeman" ... who, until some time ago, was convinced that the drone could spy on people ...
now they are all much more informed and prepared.

the very funny thing I did recently?
verify that on the lamppost (very high) there was not a pigeon's nest ...
request out of the normal ... (but it was the director's assistant request ... so I did it )
at that moment ... many people was became  so curios ...
and the old man cleaner said ... " if there are some eggs ... catch them !!!!"
a lot of laughs ....
was a funny extra job.... btw ... no pigeons and obviously no eggs ...

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nobody can fly with my personal drone   ... the only one,  has been  my boy 7 years old with me ...

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4-26 04:46
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My co-worker, of the same age as my father, wanted to see my drone in flight last year, so we went in the country and to his great surprise after takeoff I handed him the Mavic Air controller, you had to see how his eyes were shining and how he was happy. But normally I'm very jealous of my things.

One time two elderly ladies sat on the same bench where I was preparing my mavic 2, they didn't care about me and what I was doing, then I turned it on and they asked me -but is it a drone? -we had never seen one! and away with so many questions to which I replied with amused pleasure. A gentleman was struck by the color, I thought it was a military drone!
4-26 06:51
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It would depend on who is asking
4-26 13:58
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It would depend on who is asking .
If it is a random person that asks to fly my drone the answer is sorry but NO! If they ask what it is, I always say is is a multi-rotor because then they are more confused than when they asked
If it was a friend with no drone experience and has no idea what a multi-rotor is then I would tell him I would teach him with a mini drone like the Tello.
If it was a friend who had little drone experience I will let them fly it in a field of grass definitely not over concrete or water . If it was family relatives hide the drone! Haha no they always ask to fly my drones but when I ask how much they think a DJI drone cost they are like 40$ or 50$ And then I tell them the price and most of the time they are content but when they ask again I tell them I will teach them with the Tello. When fam or friends ask what it is I still tell this it is a multi-rotor but it is followed by a long explanation .
4-26 14:05
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djiuser_jyHIrPK7H5KR Posted at 4-26 13:58
It would depend on who is asking

I can’t figure out how to change my name on the DJI form. On my dJI account my name is “Spark some Awesomeness”
4-26 15:03
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Random Kid- "Hey, can I fly your drone?"
4-26 20:11
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Random Kid- "What is that?"
Me- "A drone, her name is Felicia."
Random Kid- "Why is her name Felicia?"
Me [Taking off]- "Bye, Felicia."
4-26 20:16
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fans798819e8 Posted at 4-26 20:16
Random Kid- "What is that?"
Me- "A drone, her name is Felicia."
Random Kid- "Why is her name Felicia?"

Haha, love it! I call my drones Fiona and Madison
4-26 21:32
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"Can I fly your drones" - of course you can - anyone can fly these drones once they have bought one... Here is the manual - sit down and read that for an hour like I had to while you watch me and I'll let you fly my £1500 around for a bit to which they reply "You're alright mate - I'll just watch for a bit"  

"what is it" - "it's an unmanned, remotely controlled quadcopter and aerial vehicle designed for aerial photography and videography, autonomous 3D mapping, search and rescue ops and surveillance". "oh, I thought it was a drone"

4-27 06:41
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Can I fly your drones - depends who

Complete Stranger: Definite no just cause you don't know them they may have the intent of causing harm or may somehow lack the ability to fly some of the easiest drones in the world. I'd happily show them how it works and anything about it though to possibly get someone else over to the side of drone users!

Someone you know: As much as any one of us would be disappointed to see one of our drones to go down, I would let a friend or family use my drone so they too can understand the feeling of one whilst flying. However I definitely would make sure we're in a clear area away from a general population to minimise destruction if something happens to go wrong, and this only after a quick briefing

What is it - Something that everyone should buy (from DJI ofc) and give them a rundown on the features and abilities they possess. Maybe even a preview at some of your best shots! However if you happen to crash it on this unlikely occasion of people watching on be sure to tell them its a GoPro Karma and not DJI!
4-27 17:50
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Kids ask all the time to fly my drones. I only say yes if I'm flying the Spark. I don't risk the Mavic Air or Mavic Pro Platinum. And I only say yes if the kid is calm. If they are jumping up and down or screaming I decline, and I tell them you have to be calm and controlled to fly a drone. I let my neices and nephews fly the Spark all the time. The LOVE it!
4-27 18:32
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djiuser_jyHIrPK7H5KR Posted at 4-26 15:03
I can’t figure out how to change my name on the DJI form. On my dJI account my name is “Spark some Awesomeness”

Hi, you can have a look on this thread, this might can help you learn something about the forum.
4-27 18:51
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DJI Panda Posted at 4-27 18:51
Hi, you can have a look on this thread, this might can help you learn something about the forum.

Thank you!
4-27 20:38
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I wouldn't let anyone fly my baby.
4-27 21:06
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AirButterflyDrone Posted at 4-26 04:46
Hi DJI Panda, thanks for these topics
I think it's the most fun way to share our thoughts, fun experiences, adventures or simply news

Great post
4-28 00:51
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If someone asks me if they can fly my drone, it depends if that person already has experience or knowledge flying it, I would respond "well, do you have experience flying a drone? if that's the case I can let you try .".

If someone asks me what is that, I would respond "this is a drone, I use this for capturing videos or photos above." if I'm talking to kids I usually let them hold my drone and ask them "what do you think?"

If someone wants to learn, I can let them try and set to beginners mode (and of course make sure we are in an open field). ;)
4-28 01:40
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thank you
4-28 05:05
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You're welcome
4-28 05:51
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Can you  fly it ?

Sure you can ! but - please - don't crash it   ( Thanks DJI for the beginner mode! )

This is the best way to make your neighbors more comfortable with the hobby. Most of them do not complain anymore when i am flying around.

4-28 13:05
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Well it depend on the people that you are dealing with, a child, an adult, friend or a crazy guy.
And what you are flying for, just flying freely/casually or flying commercially/shooting some video or pictures
If I'm flying commercially/shooting some video or pictures and someone come a ask question about the drone, I would just say "Just a minute, I can't talk while flying, I'm focusing on my work." And mostly people will choose to leave but if they still standing there watching you, I will talk with him/her and answer his/her questions after I done my work
If I'm just flying freely/casually and someone come and ask question about it, I will say "Just second let me land it." I will be more friendly for this one, and start answering his/her questions
But in both situation if they ask "can I fly it?"
Mostly will be no, no chance they can touch my baby. But for friend well maybe, I will guide him to fly it.

Here are some stupid questions that they ask
Does it have a camera on it? - Come on! If there is no camera on it, how I can get this image transmission on my CR  
How far it can fly? - Pretty far, some like over 7 km and they will be like wtf that was unbelievable
How much it cost? - Personally I will try to avoid to tell them the real price, I would say it is pretty expensive
How much it can carry? - What? No, it is not design for carry stuff. If is for aerial photography and videography
4-28 18:37
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Random: "Can I fly your drone"?

Me: "Can I f*** your wife?"
4-28 22:03
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Someone comes around and wanna fly my drones?
Only in case I know his/her wallet has the money in to pay for it ;-)
So i would need to know the person for some time, already.

The other thing, asking what it is, I usually explain a bit and let the person look onto the display of my tablet.
Which mostly is the best to do: Nothing to hide, not spying on everything!
Or  like I did on the great wall, where a group of 4 people waved at my Spark, after they saw it starting:
I did a nice hand flown dronie with/on them, asked for a mail address and mailed it .
But I still think, the small Spark has kind of a puppy license, so most people really don't see it as a threat.
More as a toy.
And the "oh"-effect, after seeing the screen of the device, is  mostly a big one!
4-29 09:43
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They ask "What is it?" I say "It's a drone! It's a DJI Mavic Air." If they wanna know more, I am happy to answer their questions. If they ask, "Can I fly?" I will take it up a couple hundred feet, give em the remote after a short demonstration, and let em fly it!
4-29 12:56
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I will say yes after teaching them how it works and supervising it while they fly.
4-29 13:04
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I will say yes after teaching them how it works and supervising it while they fly.
4-29 13:04
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If I know the person has experience in RC, or is thinking about possibly getting a drone, I let them fly it. Otherwise, I pull out one of my cheap drones and let them fly that. I show them how it works, some of the camera effects, and let them learn about where you can get good drones - of course, DJI is first on the list!
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Only my son would fly my drones - he owns a P4 as well, nobody else allowed.  Flying in Plet on the coast, two older gentlemen approached me and enquired (about the size of I2) and were quite annoyed about me "disturbing their privacy" - obviously one lived in a mansion close-by and asked what would happen if his wife was tanning naked in their back yard - so I replied I guess I would be very lucky to fly then...   Some more of these people complained about their privacy while walking on a public beach - how could you be private displaying yourself on a public beach?
4-29 23:22
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If it was a friend, then I would say yes...but only after making sure it was in basic mode, and also giving them a quick tutorial of the controls. And for a stranger, I would answer their questions to the best of my knowledge, but would would have to decline letting them fly it...but, would share the screen and show them what I do with it, and maybe even get them interested enough to get one of their own. That would turn a stranger into a friend possibly, and help promote the hobby at the same time.   
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Wow!  Great Question!  Thank you to all for sharing!

Depends on who is asking.

If a friend or family member wants to fly, I take will take them to an open field and teach them how to fly, get it going for them and hand it to them when they think they are ready.  If it is someone I do not know, I can not let them fly it, but I will answer as many questions as I can.  I have a tello so I can use that one to teach, and I use Spark, Mavic Air, or Mavic 2 for personal use, but would not use them to teach.
I would explain, that what I had was a consumer drone and I use it for aerial photography.  I enjoy the outdoors and I can use the camera and flight capabilities for unique and rewarding ways of taking photos.

I enjoy the hobby and do not mind answering questions, I most often get asked about the requirements to own and operate, my opinions of news stories regarding drones, the drone's model and specs, and the maintenance and experience of it.
I often get questions into where I have taken it and what I have filmed, and I love going over this and people enjoy hearing the stories and learning what is possible with a good quality drone.

Top Favorite Subjects when talking about drones include
1. experiences - where and what did I film
2. anything relating to a specific drone model and comparisons between, which do you recommend, etc.

5-1 09:56
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Nice one (as always).

I'm not sure what I would do.
Depends on my mood I guess.
Plus the person who is asking.
Plus the area I'm standing
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Let me just first state that I think this weekly topic initiative is pretty cool.

Now to answer the questions:

1) "Can I fly your drones?"
A) If it is someone I know and trust I would set the drone in basic mode and guide that person on how to fly it in an open field. Making sure the rules and regulations are always followed.

B) If it's some random person in the street I sincerely doubt I would let them take over the control. I would not risk the safety of anyone or my drone that easily.

2) "What is it?"
I would answer that it is a drone and with it I can take amazing aerial pictures and videos. I would then offer to show and/or share some pictures and videos. After that I would certainly answer all the usual follow up questions.
In my experience those follow up questions are:
How long does it fly?
How far and how high can you fly it?
How much does it cost?
What brand and model is it?
Where can I buy one?
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Winston H Posted at 4-28 22:03
Random: "Can I fly your drone"?

Me: "Can I f*** your wife?"

That is a risky gamble.

You haven't seen the wife.
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djiuser_jyHIrPK7H5KR Posted at 4-26 14:05
It would depend on who is asking .
If it is a random person that asks to fly my drone the answer is sorry but NO! If they ask what it is, I always say is is a multi-rotor because then they are more confused than when they asked
If it was a friend with no drone experience and has no idea what a multi-rotor is then I would tell him I would teach him with a mini drone like the Tello.

Love the idea of calling it a multi rotor, definitely would confuse them even more that's for sure
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I would say 'I'm sorry but I am carrying a kidney ".
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To a friend who has experience, yes. But to a stranger, I would say no.
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o_laparoto Posted at 5-2 02:15
That is a risky gamble.

You haven't seen the wife.

hahahahahhaha
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friends and relatives- yes! go ahead, and try flying this drone, but do pay attention to my instructions so that you don't crash my baby!

strangers- hmmm it depends? i guess for young teens or kids, i will be polite and ask if they have experience with it.
it will be extremely difficult for them or me if they crash it while flying!
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fans798819e8 Posted at 4-26 20:16
Random Kid- "What is that?"
Me- "A drone, her name is Felicia."
Random Kid- "Why is her name Felicia?"

Hahahahaha, that's very interesting! Love it.
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