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Also just signed up for the A2CoC course so let the learning begin (and bought a new webcam in readiness for the exam )!
Have you read page 21 onwards in the User Manual? Tells you all about entering and exiting Active Track there.Active Track modes.... original Mavic Air (NOT Air2).
I managed to get the Active Track up today - but the screen changed when I tried to choose the mode (profile, trace, spotlight) Instead of being along the bottom, like in every tutorial video I have watched, they jumped to the side and it took me an age to find them because they were so camouflaged, dark blue on a dark background, who designs these layouts? I eventually found them, and got to the screen where you draw the green box again.... that wasn't so easy either, I struggled to get the box drawn on me, it was getting drawn beside me, so the camera stayed on the grass in the background instead of following me.
Another thing - once you are in Active Track, how do you drop it and go back to the normal screen and use the sticks. I couldn't find out how to get out of Active Track, so the battery (my last one) died while I was poking and podding the screen trying to find the key to the way out!
Yes, I am struggling with this techy stuff.
Have you read page 21 onwards in the User Manual? Tells you all about entering and exiting Active Track there.
I have read and watched so much on how to use it I have become completely over saturated... bamboozled even. I shall see if I have the manual - it would be good if they provided a book manual to read. Computer manuals are not so easy, because you can't take it with you.
It would appear I don't have the manual. It must have died on my other computer. Bugger... another reason why a book is so much better, if your computer dies you still have the manual.
You need to get an operator ID and put your number on the drone, your son will need a flyer ID, as will you if you intend to fly it.Happy New Year all..
ive only just seen about the new rules today - I bought a magic mini in Feb 2020 and have never used it although my 17 year old son has flown it a handful of times..
I'm not clear on the rules. Do I need an operator ID for £9 as my son is under 18 ? And he doesn’t need anything ?
The online test for this is ridiculously easy, they may as well give them away and skip the test altogetherYou need to get an operator ID and put your number on the drone, your son will need a flyer ID, as will you if you intend to fly it.
Yep, the a2cofc test is also as easy. I should think most people are in the open category anyway. You still the need at a2cofoc or gvc though if you are flying anything other than a Mavic mini.The online test for this is ridiculously easy, they may as well give them away and skip the test altogether
at least they've made the rules clearer, all of my flying is covered under the open category
I'm still flying self builds and Mavic Pro 1You still the need at a2cofoc or gvc though if you are flying anything other than a Mavic mini.
People flying drones that are between 250g-500g will need to do the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service (DMARES) to get their Flyer ID (this is free). Once you have your Flyer ID you will then need to get an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) from a certified company such as UAVHUB.
Once you hold an A2 CofC you will be able to fly these drones in areas used for recreational, industrial, residential and commercial purposes. You must always maintain unaided visual line of sight with the drone and you can't intentionally overfly uninvolved people (people who aren't involved with your flight!).
If you choose not to get an A2 CofC, you will need to:
- Do the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service and get your Flyer ID
- Stay 150 metres away from congested areas
- Stay a minimum of 50 metres away from uninvolved people
Pretty much all my flying satisfies the same, but for the sake of it, it was just better to do it.. I can’t ever be accused of being irresponsible or whatever then.I'm still flying self builds and Mavic Pro 1
All of my flying satisfies the above, out in the sticks, so technically I don't need one, however its something I will look into for the future.
Ah - I haven't got any of that. I don't like the idea of this cloud thing - photobucket bit people, I fully expect the 'cloud' to do similar and suddenly charge folks if they want their pictures back. I like to have something tangible in my possession. My hard drive that plugs in is pretty much hack proof - it isn't plugged in, so hack into that one then. I only plug it in to get something off, or put something on, so for a couple of minutes at a time only. Very unlikely the hackers will be able to get it.Google drive and (microsoft) one drive are cloud services so you could access the manual on a phone or remote computer, if you suddenly needed to look something up while away from home for example.
Plus it would still be available if the computer failed
OK - now I am stuck trying to get back into the flying licence course. My computer just turned itself off this morning, my new one. It came up with some error or other and that was it, gone! It fired back up an hour later, but I havent saved it apparently!
It's annoying not to have a minimum one extra battery and that charging hub is good,
Yes, i have mini and having spare batteries is useful, nice to have case and extra bits too.
Not needed for the mini, but you do need to register on the DMARES..Thanks for the advice folks - looks like the fly more kit is going to be the one.
I was discussing the Mini 2 with one of my neighbours yesterday (socially distanced and outside the home) and weirdly his son paid him a visit this morning to show off his new toy - the Mini 2 Having seen it in action now I am almost certainly going to get one.
Just off to the CAA web site to see what this license thing is all about.