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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by online421, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. online421

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    Hi All

    I've looked at Inspire for awhile since last October and was once nearly purchased a P3P, I even printed the flying regulation in NZ by our CAA (had a good read of it as well). I decided not to buy anything for awhile and then I still bought the Inspire 3 hours before my wife an I board the plane to Bora Bora where we honeymooned.

    I had the Inspire checked in with its original carton box and bubble wrap. I must admit I was very courageous/willing to take risk to let the airport staff handle my Inspire, the longest time is always at the converyer belt waiting for the Inspire carton box to turn up.

    I am a working professional and the Inspire is purely for fun. I never had a RC controlled device in my life. owning an Inspire surely feels like a guy who never drove before suddenly bought a Lamborghini Aventador...

    Needless to say, just like all new car driver, I have 2 near misses to date;
    first near miss was at Bora Bora, the Inspire spiralling in the sky 10 seconds after I took off, the app tells me the Inspire is suffering Compass Failure/Error, it was only 1-2m above the sea level before I saved the drone by slowly raising its altitude
    2nd near miss was after we returned at home, I was trying to survey the roof condition of my property, calibrated the compass as per system request, auto launch the drone and within a few seconds flying away from where I was standing I got the Compass error message again, the Drone is behind a palm tree and I couldnt see what was going on so I can only save the drone by going up in altitude. it was only after I landed I had the opportunity to view the footage - the drone camera brushed over the palm tree leaves. .

    And that was only within 10 flights/1 hr flying time. After these two incident both of them are due to mid air compass failure, after closer look my firmware is earlier than 1.3. since the near miss I have updated my firmware and will calibrate my compass in the open with no magnetic inteference.

    To fly with the inspire is easier than I thought, and I look forward to learn from all of you.

    C
     
  2. Steve Domigan

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    I'm also in Auckland with an inspire, great machine if you follow the rules regarding setup etc.....
     
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  3. online421

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    I nearly crashed my drone without using the latest app/calibrating the compass in the open.... so I am pretty sure I will follow the instructions....

    have you had any issues flying your Inspire in the open space say Parks/Beach? issues such as people not happy with your drone being in the air? Do you have Insurance with your Inspire? I can only get it under home and contents in a locked building. I am trying to find an insurance company that will cover me for the drone while it is in the air.

    Cheers.

    Albert
     
  4. King Reubz

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    Crombie Lockwood insures. But you need to fill
    Out a procedure document . Basically telling them what your plans are to fly safely. ie over people over property not your own can raise the price.
    Think it's $700+gst per million for liability .. You
    Might have to check though ...