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Well, at least it isn't white like my Phantom, which can be lost to sight against clouds real easy, I would think the darker color will stand out better, we will see.
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With the arms folded out it 's not much smaller than a P3 or P4.  And it's a dark color which will stand out much better against the sky.
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I have *REALLY* good eyes.
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Very true and good point. Now for one thing I know the mavic can handle wind as well if not actually better than the phantom 4.
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personally i think its too small, but then again it's ideal for traveling or people who are on the go and dont want to carry a gigantic backpack. I like the size of the P4. But for me, i rather have something compact thats not a burden to lug around. There are videos on youtube that shows Mavic is slightly more stable compared to P4. I live in California, so most of my flights with the P4 is out of sight. we dont have many open space areas nearby.
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The Mavic actually does pretty well in wind. And as far as seeing it 200 yards away, I can tell you that it's harder to see than a Phantom. When I flew some distance I did have a hard time seeing it's orientation. Plus it's so flat as well and that also makes it hard to see when far away.
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Every time I see the Mavic, I have flashbacks of those Hunter Killer drones in the Terminator future.
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Killian Posted at 2016-10-15 11:16
Every time I see the Mavic, I have flashbacks of those Hunter Killer drones in the Terminator future ...

The Mavic is pretty cool looking isn't it.
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skyrider420@out Posted at 2016-10-15 09:42
But may be to small .................

It's small folded up.  When flying it's almost the same wingspan (rotor to rotor) as a P4.  And it's a dark color so it may stand out better against the sky.
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skyrider420@out Posted at 2016-10-15 13:24
The MAVIC is the best looking drone I have ever seen.

I totally agree.
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skyrider420@out Posted at 2016-10-16 00:42
But may be to small .................

I don't have great eyes and I have to admit that I can see the P4 better than the Mavic.
BUT, the Mavic is the absolute best thing out there for my use.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-14 21:05
The Mavic actually does pretty well in wind. And as far as seeing it 200 yards away, I can tell you  ...

Hi  Ken ,

This Mavic looks amazing !!!

does it fly the wind well ??

I'm about to sell my phantom 3 to upgrade to the Mavic , you now I like to do long distance flights i open areas obviously

i love to climb  volcanoes mountains i wanted to know if this is for me , i love the size but is this drone same powerful than the p4 o p3 ?

do you recommend me the mavic
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GTDrone Posted at 2016-10-15 13:15
Hi  Ken ,

This Mavic looks amazing !!!

According to this video...  The Mavic is better in the wind than the P4....

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*too. Just saying.
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Fulgerite Posted at 2016-10-15 14:23
According to this video...  The Mavic is better in the wind than the P4....

https://www.youtube.c ...

Thanks so much

I'm looking for this kind of videos , with real test ,

looks that both do the same job but the p4 has better anti shake gimbal , if you see in the test the magic live video shakes a little bit more than the p4  but definitely can fight the wind ,

do you have more videos abut range test speed stuff to check ,  i think that I'm going to get the mavic
any suggestion ?


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GTDrone Posted at 2016-10-15 14:32
Thanks so much

I'm looking for this kind of videos , with real test ,

Just search for "Mavic" on YouTube...  You will find dozens of helpful reviews.
You will find stuff like this:



Or This:


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Fulgerite Posted at 2016-10-15 16:03
Just search for "Mavic" on YouTube...  You will find dozens of helpful reviews.
You will find stuff ...

i already watch those videos and the Mavic looks like the best option for me ,
i don't have it and I'm loving it already
thanks for your help


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GTDrone Posted at 2016-10-16 04:15
Hi  Ken ,

This Mavic looks amazing !!!

Yes it will do just fine in the wind.
It's harder to see than a Phantom, but since you are pretty much only into long distance FPV the Mavic will be great for you
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How feasible would it be to mask off certain bits and spray-paint it hi-vis orange?

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Drones must be kept within "line of sight".
This does NOT mean that you have to be able to actually SEE the drone. It means that there must be no obstruction between the operator and the drone.
Seeing a 198mm (8 inch) fuselage at a range of 7Km (4.3 miles)?  Steve Austin peering through Hubble couldn't achieve that!
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-16 00:05
Yes it will do just fine in the wind.
It's harder to see than a Phantom, but since you are pretty  ...

yea i love FPV

and my worries its only because of the song winds at 4 km of altitude ( over a volcano)

does it have the same 500meters of altitude ?

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GTDrone Posted at 2016-10-16 22:05
yea i love FPV

and my worries its only because of the song winds at 4 km of altitude ( over a vol ...

is the max altitude set by the drone or the controller? meaning if you fly up a hill will the altitude always be the hill + 500m (or whatever max you have set)?
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GTDrone Posted at 2016-10-17 10:05
yea i love FPV

and my worries its only because of the song winds at 4 km of altitude ( over a vol ...

Yes, it is the same as your Phantom, limited to 500m above takeoff point.
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dj.trillium Posted at 2016-10-17 19:45
is the max altitude set by the drone or the controller? meaning if you fly up a hill will the alti ...

It's set from the aircraft and the default is 120m, but you can change it to a max of 500m.
You can go up 500m from your takeoff point.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-17 09:49
It's set from the aircraft and the default is 120m, but you can change it to a max of 500m.
You ca ...

so that was my question, in theory if I fly up a big hill from my take off point will the drone run aground when it reaches 500m? or likewise if I'm at 500m altitude already and fly it off a 100m cliff edge will the drone suddenly drop 100m or would it have a new relative altitude of 600m?
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dj.trillium Posted at 2016-10-17 23:28
so that was my question, in theory if I fly up a big hill from my take off point will the drone ru ...

Why would it run aground if you climb to 500m. It will simply not allow you to go any higher.
And if you climb up a mountain no matter how high it is limited to 5,000msl) and you fly off the cliff it will simply hover there and your free to fly it as you choose.
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skyrider420@out Posted at 2016-10-15 00:24
The MAVIC is the best looking drone I have ever seen.

The Mavic is really cool looking (can't wait to get mine). It's way better looking than the Phantom line. However, I think the Inspire 1 Black Edition with the landing gear in the up position looks the best.
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allen.rn Posted at 2016-10-18 02:34
The Mavic is really cool looking (can't wait to get mine). It's way better looking than the Phanto ...

The Inspire is pretty cool looking, especially the black.
But the Mavic is also pretty amazing looking.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-18 05:25
The Inspire is pretty cool looking, especially the black.
But the Mavic is also pretty amazing loo ...

Can I ask to please stop this... this Mavic talk.  It is  just not fair making jealous people going ... green.  And for those of us with not so strong will power, being tempted to click that "Buy Now" button... and then have to live with the guilt of not telling because you just can't... you borrowed your 6 week old P4's money from the Mrs...  So please.  (Ok I confess - I need one and I'm going to get one...  Well, I confess again, I lied - I bought one.  ARE YOU SATISFIED NOW??)  :-)
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JWC P4 Posted at 2016-10-18 20:12
Can I ask to please stop this... this Mavic talk.  It is  just not fair making jealous people goin ...

Oh I'm quite sure there's many many people out there trying to come up with an excuse to their spouse when that little DJI package shows up
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Killian Posted at 2016-10-15 11:16
Every time I see the Mavic, I have flashbacks of those Hunter Killer drones in the Terminator future ...

I'm planning on putting a SkyNet decal on my Mavic when it arrives.
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James Young Posted at 2016-10-16 08:12
Drones must be kept within "line of sight".
This does NOT mean that you have to be able to actually  ...

In the USA you have to be able to see the aircraft... this is because of See And Avoid requirements.

You must keep your drone within sight. Alternatively, if you use First Person View or similar technology, you must have a visual observer always keep your aircraft within unaided sight (for example, no binoculars). However, even if you use a visual observer, you must still keep your unmanned aircraft close enough to be able to see it if something unexpected happens.

This is just a quick reference.... however in the full text of part 107 it goes into great detail of why this is law.

In short you have the responsibility to yield ROW to any other aircraft and since FPV cannot satisfy See and Avoid requirements.... you better be able to see the craft without any other aids other then corrective lenses.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-17 07:47
Yes, it is the same as your Phantom, limited to 500m above takeoff point.

Thanks  DJI ken
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