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    Default SUNDAY IS THE DAY

    after a year of waiting & saving this sunday i will be going to manhattan to pick up my dji mavic drone. i was going to play with it
    in central park but it is supposed to rain so i will be flying it in my living room. of course it will be going to work with me on monday
    if it is not raining.

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    does the one you bought have the follow me option, where you can walk or ride and it will follow you
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTACUALR SPIDERMAN View Post
    after a year of waiting & saving this sunday i will be going to manhattan to pick up my dji mavic drone. i was going to play with it
    in central park but it is supposed to rain so i will be flying it in my living room. of course it will be going to work with me on monday
    if it is not raining.
    I've been thinking of getting one. My question is, Central Park can be busy, is there some regulation about flying with other people in the area? I'm thinking of flying near a beach area where there is a big open field, and others walk thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuznjohn View Post
    does the one you bought have the follow me option, where you can walk or ride and it will follow you
    I believe it does. this is a slick model, been looking at getting this one with a extra battery pack.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cuznjohn View Post
    does the one you bought have the follow me option, where you can walk or ride and it will follow you
    up to 40 miles an hour so i have to be in second gear to lose it

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    You also need to watch out for Eagles!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wyliec View Post
    I've been thinking of getting one. My question is, Central Park can be busy, is there some regulation about flying with other people in the area? I'm thinking of flying near a beach area where there is a big open field, and others walk thru.
    i talk to cop friend in manhattan, said keep it low away from people & police won't bother you. i plan on using it more at obi,
    fort totten & eisenhower park & of course in the living room.

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    Default Fly while you can....

    They are getting more and more restrictive on the flying areas. To many doing crazy stuff with them. They are a blast and you can do so much with them you should check out SpyderTV or you tube for some great spyder footage from Pierre Poliquin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTACUALR SPIDERMAN View Post
    i talk to cop friend in manhattan, said keep it low away from people & police won't bother you. i plan on using it more at obi,
    fort totten & eisenhower park & of course in the living room.
    be careful around fort totten. with the bridge there your not allowed to take pictures of it since 9/11. they get very upset. at OBI or oak beach inn, that is a good place. also the upper lot at cap tree
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    don't worry john, i'm not looking to fly over any bridges, tunnels or airports but i may fly over your house to watch your dogs
    or peep in on a neighbor. my 45 year old friend is dating a 28 year old so he knows i will be flying with camera on near his
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTACUALR SPIDERMAN View Post
    don't worry john, i'm not looking to fly over any bridges, tunnels or airports but i may fly over your house to watch your dogs
    or peep in on a neighbor. my 45 year old friend is dating a 28 year old so he knows i will be flying with camera on near his
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    Good for your friend



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    Some of you are having way too much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akspyderman View Post
    Some of you are having way too much fun.
    That is what a spyder is for

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTACUALR SPIDERMAN View Post
    That is what a spyder is for
    That is what a Drone is for



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    Default Mavic

    Try tripod mode. Gives amazing low speed control. I swear you could fly it through an inner tube. Range in an open area is amazing. Made it 3 miles in rural KY. Pretty fast too when compared to a Phantom. Have fun and don't crash.
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    Ok, went to b & h in manhattan to pick up my drone & ipad, well i found the salesman that helped me when i first looked at it and
    showed him the estimate he wrote up. well they would not honor it & after being there for about 30 min. i told the salesman and
    the mgr. for the drone area thank you for lying to me and wasting my time, said i would order it online for the price quoted, of course
    they don't care. for those who don't know b & h they do over a half billion in sales for electronics and cameras.
    well my mavic drone is coming in today fedex, i do thank b & h for showing the drone to me & letting me try it and answering all of
    my questions on how to operate it.
    What i wanted to do was order local from a store who could help me with it, they did everything but lost the sale. the one thing i
    won't tolerate is lying. well anyway i will be having fun with it starting today and will be flying at captree & obi this sunday.

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    I'm sorry to hear that you had to move to "Plan B"...
    Retail businesses that do this just don't realize that they're cutting their own throats.
    You can buy anything online today, and this is what is killing the brick and mortar locations.

    Good luck with it, and don't crash into any Police Cars!

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    Since you are a new pilot I would recomend you fly in a WIDE OPEN AREA, not in your living room. You will crash, so get outside have fun enjoy!
    Be sure you get registered with the FAA
    Last edited by duke50; 04-25-2017 at 08:30 AM.

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    well got my drone running this past sunday and as of yesterday i am still worried about crashing and losing it.
    went up 350' yesterday and the camera works great, only flying while it is in sight for now. keeping away from
    trees and the street.

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    post some of your videos
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    not doing video just into flying and seeing where i am, don't care where i have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTACUALR SPIDERMAN View Post
    not doing video just into flying and seeing where i am, don't care where i have been.

    any update on the friends GF?



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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycanuck View Post
    any update on the friends GF?
    Right now she is on vacation in poland & my friend has time to play with my drone instead of someone playing with his

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTACUALR SPIDERMAN View Post
    Right now she is on vacation in poland & my friend has time to play with my drone instead of someone playing with his
    i would of never taken your wife for polish al
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