The TIANQU Visuo XS809W

Here is another DJI Mavic clone quad-copter. Comes in two colours i.e. black or grey. I thought it looked great in black with the gold markings on it. Its batteries are proprietary and provides about 10 to 11 minutes of flight. Its a beginner quad with some fancy advance modes to help beginners to fly it. It has auto take off and land, altitude hold, return to home, headless mode and do flips. But these facilities are dependent on the model you procure. It does not have a micro SD card on the drone, which means that all your videos and photos will be saved on your smartphone. It also comes with three speeds to fly it.Its priced at RM366.60 on 11 Street. Check out the video and Fly Safe

 

Maiden Flight with my DJI Mavic Pro

Yes, folks after the unboxing and the required calibration, I finally took it for my maiden flight at none other then Independence Square (Dataran Merdeka). As I was driving towards my destination, to my horror I saw raindrops against my windscreen. I felt terrible thinking what a time for it to rain. Anyway, on reaching, the drizzle had somewhat reduced to occasional drops, permitting flight.

Took off and I was amazed at the DJI Mavic Pro’s performance. It was very responsive to the controls without any drag or lag, smooth take off and it hovered with such great stability. It responded quick to the touch of the controls and you could hardly hear the drone. Believe me, having flown a Yuneec Q500+, the DJI Mavic Pro is in a league  of its own. I hope to check out the other capabilities in the near future and keep you all posted. Check out the maiden flight video with my new DJI Mavic Pro. Cheers and Fly Safe

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx0ws9zKJI8

 

Bought my DJI Mavic Pro

Christmas came early for me. Yes, folks I decided to treat myself and bought myself a DJI Mavic Pro. I found a dealer, DronesKaki, who seemed to offer a fantastic deal with a lot of added gifts. So called him up and to my surprise, he informed me that if I were to purchase it through 11Street,  I would enjoy even better discounts from his store. True enough for RM5695.00 I got a Fly More Combo deal.

They even offer you a 0% interest free instalment plan on your credit card.  The details of the outlet is as follows:


Drones Kaki
Mobile No: +60199968388
Contact Person: Nicholas Lim
38B, Jalan SS2/66,
47300 Petaling Jaya

Quickly did an unboxing video (in Malay since there is so many other videos in English). Will soon post what its like flying it once I get over the excitement of owning a DJI Mavic Pro. 😅  Fly Safe

 

Titiwangsa Lake Park

Went down to Lake Titiwangsa to take an aerial shot of the area. It was a good sunny day with a sight breeze in the air. Took the drone for a ‘walk’ along the tree canopy as you can see in the beginning of the video. Turned out great. Check out the video. Fly Safe

 

Fixed Wing Mode for the DJI Mavic Pro

On April 22, 2017 DJI came up with a new firmware for the Mavic Pro, that is the Fixed Wing Mode. Aerial Photography, basically encompasses a flying platform (in this case the quad-copter) affixed with a camera and gimbals. The gimbals provide stability for the camera so that the production of the video is as stable as possible (i.e. eradicate a shaky output). It is interesting, though, in the fixed wing mode, DJI actually uses the gimbal to create a sense that you are no longer flying a quad-copter but a plane. In this mode, you actually feel as though you are banking to the left or right as you push the left throttle (yaw). Likewise, when you push the right throttle forward or backward, you get the sensation that you are climbing or descending. This mode may not be ideal for aerial photography, but it certainly would enable you to have some fun with it. Some of the reviews I have come across explains that DJI has come up with this mode in anticipation of their launch of the DJI Goggle (which I had covered in an earlier post). Here is a video link to show you what I have mentioned. Fly Safe

DJI Mavic Pro Fixed Wing Mode Tutorial

 

To Phantom or to Mavic

When you have to choose, it is never an easy task. I have been seriously contemplating to get myself the DJI Mavic simply due its portability. Having a Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon, I only know too well the days I have dreaded not being able to lug the drone and the accessories required when walking along tracks to reach the point where you wanted to shoot some aerial photography. At the end of the day I suppose you need sacrifice one for the other. I guess I am beginning to understand the term ‘You cant have the cake and eat it as well’ (or something to that effect).

Any way I was going through some videos and this particular one threw a damper on my wanting to get the Mavic. But then I realised, that you need to be firm on what you really want. Check out this video. Fly Safe

 

Here is our comparison between two of the best drones out right now the DJI Phantom 4 Pro vs DJI Mavic Pro.

More on the DJI Spark

The video shows how the Spark can be flown just by using your palm. Yes, as I mentioned in the previous post, you can actually fly it using your palm (may the force be with you). The second video shows how to fly the Spark on Intelligent mode. It certainly makes flying a quad-copter that much easier and effortless. Fly Safe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed8lrzcLOL4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI_FYxDoPEc