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Took The Plunge...

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Took The Plunge...

Postby Ron » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:47 pm

... and purchased a drone. I first bought the Mavic Mini and was so impressed, I sold it and upgraded to the Mavic Air 2. Needless to say I'm hooked.

Here's one of the first flights I made flying around my town with the MA2. A little straight flying, FPV mode and a pinch of time-lapse.

Still lots to learn. I did realize quickly that my computer has a hard time with 4k, 60 fps.

The overall features are quite impressive for the price point. They also promise more upgrades to the firmware... one of which I'm hoping for --- Waypoint missions (which is only currently available with the Hyper-lapse modes.

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Re: Took The Plunge...

Postby sidd finch » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:25 pm

Ron this is so cool. I like the video too. The Mavic Air 2 is a really nice drone you are going to have a blast with it. You might consider doing a proxy edit with the 4k footage as it is less taking on your machine.

It is hard to describe the feeling of flying one but they are fun and scary all at the same time. I look forward to you posting more drone videos in the coming months.

So that makes You, Steve, Pazz and myself as the fledging drone squad..... lol

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Re: Took The Plunge...

Postby Steve Grisetti » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:27 pm

Awesome work, Ron! You may be a rookie, but you're already approaching Sidd Finch territory.

BTW, is that your pool? You can't get cooler than your own drone AND your own indoor pool!
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Re: Took The Plunge...

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:13 am

Very Cool Ron :TU:
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Re: Took The Plunge...

Postby Dave McElderry » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:20 pm

A great adventure, Ron! I know drones are pretty commonplace now, but it still amazes me that just a few years ago it would have taken a flying machine worth tens of thousands of dollars to get shots like these. Looking forward to your next one. ::CLAP:
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Re: Took The Plunge...

Postby momoffduty » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:54 pm

Congrats on the new drone Ron. Looks good and I liked the time-lapse. Just in time for Fall colors up your way.
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Re: Took The Plunge...

Postby Paz_Pazzaz » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:08 pm

Looks great, Ron!

River or lake? So blue. And I like your house too. (Ours needs a new roof. I can't believe I haven't thought of flying up there to see how much damage we have!)
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