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cocktail5555
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Hey guys! Got my Mavic today and did a full review, test flight and unboxing. Let me know what you think


2016-10-25
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chanley
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son of a...I'm also in philly...and still waiting for my order.  thanks for the review!
2016-10-25
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DJI-Ken
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Congratulations, and nice review.
You can fly with the dome, just remove the gray cover.
Also, check your props as you clipped the camera lens when you took off.You can also remove the sticks and store them in the holder to make the RC even more compact.
2016-10-25
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petevandra
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What a great review - thanks heaps.
Just wish DJI would make their phone/tablet holders just a few millimetres bigger to allow for phone cases.
2016-10-25
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watuse
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Oh shit I am a follower of your channel.
2016-10-25
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cocktail5555
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chanley Posted at 2016-10-26 00:06
son of a...I'm also in philly...and still waiting for my order.  thanks for the review!

Philly in the house!
2016-10-26
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-25 21:34
Congratulations, and nice review.
You can fly with the dome, just remove the gray cover.
Also, check ...

We're getting mixed info on the sticks...  Some are saying the design changed for production and the sticks are no longer removable.
2016-10-26
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-26 00:34
Congratulations, and nice review.
You can fly with the dome, just remove the gray cover.
Also, check ...

Thanks Ken! FYI - My sticks aren't removable. I tried with a lot of force and they didn't budge. I don't want to risk breaking the sticks trying to remove.
2016-10-26
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Schwavic Posted at 2016-10-26 22:53
We're getting mixed info on the sticks...  Some are saying the design changed for production and t ...

I just heard back and yes the production sticks do not remove.
2016-10-26
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cocktail5555 Posted at 2016-10-26 23:30
Thanks Ken! FYI - My sticks aren't removable. I tried with a lot of force and they didn't budge. I ...

With the small form factor of the aircraft and RC, removable sticks is kinda trivial.Have you got to test all the features? It's a pretty amazing aircraft isn't it
There's nothing like it out there and that's why there's so much excitement over it.
I can't wait to get mine and take on my motorcycle rides through the canyons.
2016-10-26
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one hour and counting until mine is to be delivered,,,,  this is one time I hope FedEx is on time,,,lol,,,  great video,  thanks for the share
2016-10-26
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-26 11:59
OK, thanks for reporting. I've sent a email inquiring about it.
With the small form factor of the a ...

Thanks...I look forward to hearing the confirmation about the sticks. Would be nice if they were removable but I tried again and it doesn't seem possible on mine.

Yes, this thing is amazing! The size is still blowing me away. I mean even the shipping box was so small lol
2016-10-26
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cocktail5555 Posted at 2016-10-27 01:34
Thanks...I look forward to hearing the confirmation about the sticks. Would be nice if they were r ...

Sorry, I edited and responded above, I've confirmed that production versions do not have removable sticks.
2016-10-26
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hwkidd@aol.com Posted at 2016-10-27 00:24
one hour and counting until mine is to be delivered,,,,  this is one time I hope FedEx is on time,,, ...

That's awesome, you will be extremely please with the build quality and flight performance.
2016-10-26
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-26 13:39
Sorry, I edited and responded above, I've confirmed that production versions do not have removable ...

Damn, that stinks. No biggie, but what was the reason they removed that feature?
2016-10-26
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Being a newbie this was good informative video.  I looked at getting a Phantom 4 in mid Sept until I read about the Mavic.  I'm one of the many that are still waiting for the Mavic more fly package.  Can't wait to Fly.
2016-10-26
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cocktail5555 Posted at 2016-10-27 01:41
Damn, that stinks. No biggie, but what was the reason they removed that feature?

Don't know. Maybe too many would end up getting lost.
Sorry about that.
2016-10-26
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TBird_RainyLake Posted at 2016-10-27 01:46
Being a newbie this was good informative video.  I looked at getting a Phantom 4 in mid Sept until I ...

Congratulations on your purchase.
In the meantime you can view the full manual and a bunch of tutorial videos are in the Academy section of the app.
From the Mavic home page, top right icon will take you there.
2016-10-26
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Very disappointing that they for some reason decided to make the sticks non-removable.  I have a pouch that would've been the perfect size, but the controller won't fit because of the protruding sticks.  "It might get lost" is a very odd/weak reason if you ask me; if we're competent enough to fly a drone, it's pretty logical that we'd be competent enough to be able to handle small removable parts...
2016-10-26
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watuse Posted at 2016-10-26 03:06
Oh shit I am a follower of your channel.

Awesome man!
2016-10-26
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metal450 Posted at 2016-10-26 18:13
Very disappointing that they for some reason decided to make the sticks non-removable.  I have a pou ...

I have yet to see any RC radios with removable sticks, do you not think it would seriously be a dissapointment to go and get that great shot and realize you forgot your sticks on the counter?
Or better yet you dropped one some where and you in the middle of now where.
Pretty trivial really.
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hwkidd@aol.com Posted at 2016-10-26 12:24
one hour and counting until mine is to be delivered,,,,  this is one time I hope FedEx is on time,,, ...

Did you get it? What did you think? The thing is a marvel
2016-10-26
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Thanks for the review, you were correct when you said it's a game changer. Please advise people not to have their first flight indoors in their living room as you really need to start in an open area and make sure everything functions fine as well as practice safe flying.
2016-10-26
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Visual Air Posted at 2016-10-26 20:03
I have yet to see any RC radios with removable sticks, do you not think it would seriously be a di ...

>>I have yet to see any RC radios with removable sticks

I have also yet to see another foldable drone with object avoidance, 4k camera, etc - until the Mavic.  Just because nobody else has done it previously doesn't mean it has no merit...

>>do you not think it would seriously be a dissapointment to go and get that great shot and realize you forgot your sticks on the counter?

Yep, it would be.  But it would also be a disappointment to realize you forgot a propeller (i.e. Phantom drones).  Or if you grabbed your drone bag but forgot the battery in the charger.  Many things that are removable would suck if forgotten - that doesn't mean it's the manufacturer's responsibility to make sure nobody forgets things by permanently attaching everything possible.  If someone is concerned about forgetting/losing stuff, they can just choose not to remove it.  If someone is more concerned about portability, they can choose to remove it, and accept responsibility if lost.

>>Pretty trivial really.

Maybe in your case it's trivial - but in my opinion all they've done is reduce its flexibility.  Removable = can be removed, or can be never removed, if you choose.  Non-removable = can never be removed, even if you want.  Why does it matter so much?  I'm an ultralight backpacker who lives out of a carryon-sized backpack.  I was very excited about how every aspect of the Mavic seemed to have been designed with portability in mind.  Then I got one, and found that one of these designs had for some reason been removed.  Yes, I realize that overall it's still a fantastic product in a small package - but to me it just seems senseless to eliminate this convenience that they clearly already had.  Requiring the sticks to protrude does require a larger pouch, and therefore additional space in a backpack, which corresponds to one or two additional small things that can't be carried in that backpack - even if the difference is just a few extra camera batteries or charge cables, it is a difference, and for seemingly no reason.  Except "I might lose it."  But there are a lot of things I might lose...that's my responsibility, not DJI's...
2016-10-27
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petevandra@msn. Posted at 2016-10-26 01:20
What a great review - thanks heaps.
Just wish DJI would make their phone/tablet holders just a few m ...

Thanks Pete. Hope you get yours soon!!! (if you havent yet)
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