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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2016, 05:07:46 PM »
Or you ordered it yesterday and have buyers remorse after seeing the mavic and don't want to see us little folk getting a better option than you! :P

LOL ;D.

Or, I could just return it and order the Mavic, ya know.

Basically, for me, the only thing the Mavic has over the Autel is its size. The Autel has a better camera, stability, remote, no no-fly zones, and a whole bunch of other things over the Mavic. Of course, that size is absolutely incredible, but as a whole package the Autel works better for me.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2016, 05:09:39 PM »
LOL ;D.

Or, I could just return it and order the Mavic, ya know.

Basically, for me, the only thing the Mavic has over the Autel is its size. The Autel has a better camera, stability, remote, no no-fly zones, and a whole bunch of other things over the Mavic. Of course, that size is absolutely incredible, but as a whole package the Autel works better for me.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2016, 05:11:23 PM »
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2016, 05:37:44 PM »
LOL

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2016, 05:47:48 PM »
Hey, I'm kinda hoping it gets a similar reception as the Session did, in which case they'll halve the price in two months.  I'd pick one up for $400.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2016, 05:50:41 PM »
Hey, I'm kinda hoping it gets a similar reception as the Session did, in which case they'll halve the price in two months.  I'd pick one up for $400.

Big chance of a nice price drop, but no way it'll be $400 IMO.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2016, 06:29:47 PM »
LOL


Literally. They stole the show for all of 8 days. Poor GoPro.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2016, 06:47:46 PM »
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=28454.msg1562208#msg1562208

Plus I got a really good deal on the Autel ;)
Why would you want to turn the no-fly zones off?
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2016, 07:27:39 PM »
Why would you want to turn the no-fly zones off?

1. There's a tremendous amount of outdated information in these databases.
2. Places that have only temporary restrictions are blocked out by the system all the time, even when flight is allowed by the FAA. For example, sports stadiums outside of game time and an hour before or after.
3. Flying out of the country, where FAA exemptions procedures are impossible.

In short, I don't want a drone in violation of the second law of robotics. If I tell my drone to take off, it had better do just that. I will be the one who decides where it can and cannot fly, in accordance with the FAA's rules. And yes, I will be getting my 107 so I will actually know how and be licensed to do all that.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2016, 03:25:51 AM »
Mavic 4k image quality seems noticeably lower then the Phantom 4, but should only be an issue if you are cropping:

https://youtu.be/0YJ8WhQzaSMGo to 8:38.

Watch to the end where the portability difference really becomes obvious (the Mavic as small as the P4's remote!)
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2016, 06:36:07 AM »
In short, I don't want a drone in violation of the second law of robotics.

It's not in violation. It is programmed by humans where it can and cannot go.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2016, 09:24:50 AM »
It's not in violation. It is programmed by humans where it can and cannot go.

It should still obey a direct command from a human.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2016, 09:30:52 AM »
It should still obey a direct command from a human.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2016, 09:33:03 AM »
Awesome thread.

So nowadays are you not allowed to pilot a drone without getting a 107 certification?