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Happy to have discovered this page - after 35 years in the military and 10 years of retirement, I decided to purchase a drone. Was tempted by the generics, but a buddy advised me to go DJI. Found a refurb fly more Mavic mini on eBay and pulled the trigger. Three backyard short flights yesterday with no mishaps. Have a ton to learn about the sport. The primary motivation for starting was a need to determine line-of-sight to internet radios for a nonprofit rural broadband coop I am involved with. I need the ability to spot small non-descript poles/towers in the distance. This allows us to recommend removal of trees/obstacles to achieve internet service where none is currently available. During my test flight, I captured some stills and examined them later. The image is good but pretty blocky on zoom. I am thinking they are not at max resolution. Guess I will figure that out as I dig into the documentation. Another nice-to-have feature would be the azimuth the camera was pointing when the pic was snapped. Is that recorded in the metadata? Guess I will have to find some software that will show it. Sorry for the rookie questions - this is a new world for me and I am looking forward to learning. BTW "Yinzer" is a term to describe folks from Pennsylvania who say yinz instead of y'all or you all. I am an adopted yinzer, since I have resided here since 1998. We are located in the Rothrock State Forest area about 15 miles south of the town of State College.
Happy to be a Mavic driver. TB
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Happy to have discovered this page - after 35 years in the military and 10 years of retirement, I decided to purchase a drone. Was tempted by the generics, but a buddy advised me to go DJI. Found a refurb fly more Mavic mini on eBay and pulled the trigger. Three backyard short flights yesterday with no mishaps. Have a ton to learn about the sport. The primary motivation for starting was a need to determine line-of-sight to internet radios for a nonprofit rural broadband coop I am involved with. I need the ability to spot small non-descript poles/towers in the distance. This allows us to recommend removal of trees/obstacles to achieve internet service where none is currently available. During my test flight, I captured some stills and examined them later. The image is good but pretty blocky on zoom. I am thinking they are not at max resolution. Guess I will figure that out as I dig into the documentation. Another nice-to-have feature would be the azimuth the camera was pointing when the pic was snapped. Is that recorded in the metadata? Guess I will have to find some software that will show it. Sorry for the rookie questions - this is a new world for me and I am looking forward to learning. BTW "Yinzer" is a term to describe folks from Pennsylvania who say yinz instead of y'all or you all. I am an adopted yinzer, since I have resided here since 1998. We are located in the Rothrock State Forest area about 15 miles south of the town of State College.
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Welcome to PhantomPilots I fly P4P & MA2 but I also joined MavicPiolots . When you have a question about either of
these drones many of the questions have already been discussed on that specific site . You are more likely to find what
your looking for . Just for instance Mavic Mini uses DJI Fly app and Phantom 4 Pro uses DJI Go 4 app . I got started flying
in 2015 building DJI drones and I still learn new things every time I fly and visit these sites , I have found no better sites for
any of the (I call real) drones . Your in the right place hope this helps .
 

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