Anyone else glad they didn't pull the trigger on the Mavic?

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I had one ordered and changed my mind a few days before the P4 Pro was announced. I have been reading quite a few posts about problems people are experiencing. I expected a few bugs with a new release but it seems there are some major problems.

One thing in particular I don't like is the fact the remote controller only last 3-6 flights before needing to be charged...not good.


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I pulled the trigger on a Mavic when it was released and it has been flying like a dream so far. I'm very happy with it.
 
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I pulled the trigger on a Mavic when it was released and it has been flying like a dream so far. I'm very happy with it.

So you haven't experienced:
1. Short battery life on the RC? Only 4-5 flights?
2. High drain on iPhone battery when using GO? 30% battery drain per flight?
3. Gimbal error message upon startup, jello in video? It sounds like this is caused from the gimbal barely hitting a bracket due to the high speed of the gimbal moving during the boot routine.

It seems to me a small percentage of craft are having issues. I think most owners are happy, but some seem to have legit problems that are out of the ordinary. Enough to cause pause.
 
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My Mavic Pro order got cancelled by Amazon on the same day P4P was announced. It was a sign.
 

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1. Short battery life on the RC? Only 4-5 flights?
This is not an issue. It's as designed.

2. High drain on iPhone battery when using GO? 30% battery drain per flight?
3. Gimbal error message upon startup, jello in video? It sounds like this is caused from the gimbal barely hitting a bracket due to the high speed of the gimbal moving during the boot routine.
No.

It seems to me a small percentage of craft are having issues.
A small percentage of all DJI craft are having issues.
 
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I was waiting for the P5. Now I have to keep waiting? Decisions decisions. I'll bet a box of donuts the P5 will be announced in 6-8 months. Before that we will get unconfirmed rumors. I am very jazzed by the camera but have not been impressed by much more. I would like to hold the controller and look into that 100 nit screen. Seeing in this case would be believing.

Sometimes I fantasize about flying with an Avegant Glyph plugged in to the integrated HDMI port.

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I ordered the Mavic Pro and after a few weeks was given a ship date of 12/7-12/8 from Amazon. A few days later the Amazon order status changed to include the statement that it would be released on 1/15/17 though it still said it would ship on 12/7-12/8. Then, a couple days after that the wording changed once again and this time the 12/7-12/8 ship date was gone and had been replaced with a statement that they'd inform me when it was ready to ship.

Cancelled order!


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This is not an issue. It's as designed.


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A small percentage of all DJI craft are having issues.
I understand that the controller may have been "designed that way" (4-5 flights before charging) but I am pretty sure no one knew that when they ordered it and are disappointed with that. Don't get me wrong, the Mavic has it's place in the DJI line up but I am glad I cancelled my order. The portability advantage is not an issue for me so I think I am going to stick the Phantom line for now. If they upgrade the Mavic with a better camera and make some useable feature upgrades, I am all in.
 
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I've had my Mavic since Oct 25th with 30 plus flights over 6 hours flight time. It's been a blast!
 

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I understand that the controller may have been "designed that way" (4-5 flights before charging) but I am pretty sure no one knew that when they ordered it and are disappointed with that.
I only have one battery right now, so it's not disappointing at all. I suppose the disappointment might start sinking in if I ever start flying 6 batteries back-to-back. That's probably not going to be a common use case for a Mavic pilot though.
 
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I amost pre ordered the Mavic before I got the P4. The only decision I would have to make now is between the P4P and the Inspire 2.

I don't like the fact that the blades get into the shot quite a bit with the P4. I'm sure the P4P will have the same issue. I wish DJI would make some sort of "forward" gimbal option for the P4 / P4P, seeing as how the current gimbal doesn't really need yaw, pitch and roll would be enough. That would be a real game changer!
 

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