my DJI P4P+ (new Jan 2017) battery swelled after 3 years;
a pin prick ended swelling & gave me an additional year
& then it wouldn't charge;
I had kept it constantly fully charged from the start;
my new (2021) DJI battery drains naturally after each use;
will it matter -- IDK...
implosion of Deauville Hotel Nov 13, didn't attend
but just photographed beginning of clean-up;
are implosions no-fly zones or is it case by case?
or generally never unless some other overriding factor
e.g., close to airport, etc.? thanks in advance
best to have national park's own maps when determining true borders, IMO;
Everglades National Park is bisected by US 41 "Tamiami Trail";
map shows east half of that public road to have JUST a narrow north shoulder
ribbon that is NOT part of national park for 30+ miles -- verified with head...
...for P4P+ style lens-gimbal
since buying Dec 2016 have broken 6+ "legs" on DJI's lens protectors;
one or both "legs" breaks whilst try to snap onto drone legs...
just found grocery store plastic ice tea jug cap that fits snugly
onto P4P+ lens -- but offers no stabilization of gimbal... :eek...
got my first hobbyist license Jan 2017;
then renewed ?couple? years ago when hobbyist licensing
procedure was expected to change but no test required...
Can I continue without test until 12/12/2023 legally...?
LEGALLY, not morally, ethically, or pontificating how easy the test....
this thread prompted by other thread with link to local FL hobbyist restrictions;
some listed fines, e.g., $200 - $400
what's true for FL is NOT JUST true for FL, but for other US states?!
some municipalities have reputation for issuing speeding tickets to boost coffers;
so am guessing some also...
been fined by (US or otherwise) federal, state, county, city, etc.
for flying drone as hobbyist?
post here with as much specifics as willing
(or even told you could be fined by authority but were given warning)
used only to take photos;
always set on f4.5 & ISO 100;
always check focus by touching screen
& getting double beep sound confirmation;
always touch screen virtual button & hear
pseudo shutter "sliding" sound;
BUT THIS MORNING... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
there was no shutter...
P4P+ new 2016;
lightly used throughout;
but kept battery charged all the time;
up to take aerial photos, then landing;
DJI battery started swelling 2018;
pin pricked in 2019, continued using;
battery finally gave "bad" message month ago;
now with new DJI battery, wondering whether to
pulled into public beach parking lot, intending to take couple beach aerials;
no horizon views from lot due trees surrounding lot, but open sky overhead;
at moment of me exiting vehicle a "quiet" powered paraglider whooshed by
partly hidden by tree tops...
several minutes later drone took off...