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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Voyager42, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Voyager42

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    I just got my Phantom 4 on the 3rd of this month and I am hooked. It was a big investment for me and there was a lot of anxiety when I hit the purchase button and the days that followed. The second I got that thing in the air I just knew I had made the right decision. Such a thrill flying and seeing things most people aren't able to see. I even started a YouTube channel to share some of my videos.

    I've been dealing with depression and needed a hobby. Its been a rough month. Well...I found it.

    PS. I won't share the link to my YouTube channel just yet so it doesn't seem like I joined just to get views. Maybe another time lol
     
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  2. iglenn

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    Well done voyager. It's good to get a hobby. Takes your mind of itself.


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  4. Voyager42

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    It really is.

    The best part of this experience so far was when I was down just flying around getting the hang of it all and this little kid, 5 at the most, comes walking up along with his uncle. He kept creeping closer and obviously wanted to look. So I showed him the screen and pointed out the drone. He was fascinated. The uncle said thanks, asked a few questions and left. Such a great feeling to share my excitement with somebody else. Especially a young kid who may get the urge to fly a drone one day or even just to explore.
     
  5. iglenn

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    Yea it's great eh. I'm in Dubai so it's too darned hot to be outside flying at moment. Am heading to France in a few weeks and really looking forward to getting some real flying.....I am just getting to grips with litchi app.....have you tried it.?


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    The hottest it gets here is around 75 and that's on very special occasions. For me I have to watch out for the wind and rain. I thought I was going to die with our 75 degree weather yesterday. I can't even imagine the heat in Dubai.

    I hadn't heard of the Litchi app. So its a replacement for the DJI Go app? Worth the purchase?

    Thank you. I might head on over there at some point soon.
     
  8. iglenn

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    Hi voyager. Yea litchi sort of replaces the DJI app. It's great for being able to just draw waypoints on a map and POI which is what the camera focuses on whilst it flies around. Am totally new to all this so its a journey of discovery at the moment. Yea, the heat here is a bloody menace....it got to 50 degrees C last week.! You can't go outside for long in that believe me. I'm a Brit so prefer rain lol.


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    Welcome to the group! Fly safe!
     
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    Ill def check it out. So far I haven't really messed with waypoints and all that. Just flying around in basic mode getting use to flying. This weekend I want to head out to an open field and set some waypoints and POI. Would open up a lot of possibilities for my channel.

    That's insanely hot. At most it might hit 100 F, or 40 C, but that's very rare. Normally sits 50-60 in the summer with a decent amount of rain. I'd stay inside and hide in the freezer if it got that hot here lol.