Are you like me? I just got a new drone, let’s go for a flight now!
I always unpack with haste in the hopes we can take off. Well if you are a blogger I guess you do it with more care and tape every step of the unwrapping for the purpose of a post. Me? I can’t wait. And no time to read the notice either!! (well, you’ll read later it is sometimes wise to take that little detour).
But for now, I can finally touch it. All the videos I saw on Youtube about such and such feature or such and such potential… forgotten. I’m gonna do my own stuff. Test for my-self, get own my own sensations. Post my own flights! I really can’t wait – I need action!!
BUT …. I am to use some patience.
Are you restless? Actually I remember when I was much younger. It is all the same again. I get my brand new toy and can’t wait to create those marvellous adventures.
Unfortunately drone batteries come with as little energy as a shoe box. Same death vital signs on the controller. And no SD card on most makes, except for DJI (gifts you with 16GB). What’s that word again? patience…
That’s actually the right time to grab the users’ guide and get acquainted with the advices and recommendations a team of professional engineers put together for you. For that specific moment you might get a influx of boredom … no, just joking but you know what I am really talking about… don’t you? If you don’t just leave a comment, we can argue on the common frustration feeling of receiving a vacuum of energy instead of dully and fully charged batteries… There is a famous brand that gifts the buyer with a fully charged device after all. How about following that example!?
Charging one battery takes 70 minutes. However when you buy the Combo you have a multi-charging station (hub) for the simultaneous refill of four Mavic batteries. (see images).
Using the hub you save quite some time. My advice use whatever electricity supply you find while travelling since you have nothing else to do. And finally I found out there a cigarette lighter plug if you are using a vehicle to reach your next flying spot. Use those 55 minutes to fully load your batteries and enjoy your flying time just as much.
Oh, and yes, don’t forget to charge the remote controller. That takes 2 hours, just in case you had not finished reading the notice. Well actually, I do advise you to read it throughly, there are some important tips.
For example, do not charge your batteries right after a flight. Or, if you haven’t been using them for a while, how to completely deplete them.
Before your first flight, remain cal, there are a few things you will need to learn and practice.
Next comes the fun!