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Mark Booth

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We were in Cambria, CA over the weekend with fellow Miata owners. The coast was socked in with fog on Sunday morning so my wife and I took a drive to rise above the fog. The drone helped. Click images for larger versions.





I shot this one with my DSLR.




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Beautiful. I still haven't gotten my Mini in the air yet!

Why not, Sam?

I flew my Mavic at Cars & Coffee event in January, about a week before our Cambria trip. While trying to get some panning footage from a low altitude (about 7 feet off the top of a loading dock) I went to back up my Mavic to get a wider angle view. I stopped the Mavic about 2 feet from a wall and then watched in horror as the prop wash (and negative pressure) literally sucked my drone into the wall. There was a stack of pallets nearby and I think that helped create the unexpected result of seeing my Mavic drift backwards into the wall.

One prop hit the wall and then very quickly the top of the drone was sucked against the wall (the tops of all four props were against the wall). The Mavic slid down the wall to the dock and the damage was done. All four props were toast and the right rear arm was busted near the hinge point.

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After carefully examining the Mavic and some testing (without props) at home, I was convinced the only damage was that rear arm (plus some scuffing in the plastic top of the battery). I ordered a replacement arm from Amazon, which arrived the next day. I watched a couple of how to videos on YouTube and then did the repair myself. Happily, everything works perfectly. It’s as if the damage never happened.

The replacement arm was only $42. Not bad.

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Been a while since I got my drones in the air. Still love the Mavic Pro!



Featuring 2 awesome songs from @punch_deck - I’m super thankful that folks put up such amazing free music for dopes like me to use in amateur productions
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Shot on @DJIGlobal #MavicPro in 4k30
 

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It must be a small drone! That dextrous move where it flies down the alley and then dips up above the pin-set was in a really tight space (and pretty fast--unless they speeded up the video).
 

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Mark Booth

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I got a couple of strobe lights from my Mavic Pro. I mounted one to the top and another to the rear. These are really powerful white strobe lights that can be seen for more than 3 miles. The CBO rules state that in order to fly at night (as a recreational flyer) the drone must have lighting that allows you to accurately determine the drone's orientation and location. Well, these strobes make that a piece of cake. The one mounted to the top just sort of creates a glow above the drone (but is, of course, very visible to any aircraft above the drone). The one mounted on the rear is amazingly visible from the ground and, thus, allows the pilot to know the orientation of the drone.

Interestingly, the strobes allow the drone's built-in red & green lights to be more visible too. By that I mean, the strobe lights help you locate the drone in the night sky VERY easily. Instantly, in fact. And since you know exactly where to look at all times, it's much easier to spot the red & green of the built-in lighting. Which also aids in knowing the orientation.

I won't be doing much night flying. The camera on my drone isn't really suited for trying to shoot at night. But at least I can be "legal" about flying at night if I want to.

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I was unexpectedly gifted a DJI Mini 2 for my birthday. This is all new to me, other than the photography piece, so I'm looking forward to sharing some stuff here!
 

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