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GoPro Karma Flight Kit

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Do you already own the GoPro Karma Grip and are now thinking of getting the GoPro Karma drone? Then the Karma Flight Kit by GoPro is geared just for you. Last year I made the decision that this summer I would be upgrading from my Bebop 2 drone to a better aerial photography/video platform. When GoPro announced the Karma at its media event last September I knew my decision on which drone to get was going to be easy. The karma, a reasonably priced drone that comes with a hand stabilizer and backpack that would fit seamlessly into my GoPro ecosystem … but then … many things happened. The first setback was when GoPro revealed the Karma would only to be released in the U.S. to start. This was very disappointing news because I live North of the border in a little country called Canada, so no Karma for me on launch day. Shortly after the GoPro Karma media event, DJI unveiled its very own portable / fold-able 4K drone called the Mavic Pro that was even smaller. This was a big blow for GoPro who was hoping to market the drone as a small and portable unit. The icing on the cake came when the GoPro Karma was recalled due to a defect in the battery latching system. It seemed like there would be no Karma drone in my future and I started looking into other options.

One of the main reasoned I was leaning towards a GoPro Karma was the fact it also had a nice hand-held stabilizer included with the drone. This is something I knew would be very beneficial to me and the way I captured my world. After the Karma recall GoPro released the Karma Grip as a standalone product, I purchased it as did many others as soon as it was available.

Fast forward 5 months and the GoPro Karma is back with an international release. GoPro realizing that many users had already purchased the Hand Grip stabilizer, they created a Karma package just for us called the Karma Flight Kit. It comes with everything that the Karma normally ships with except the gimbal and the Grip that costs $200 less than the complete kit. So realistically going this route you pay $100 more than if you just bought the complete system from the get-go. However, this is not so bad because when you purchase the grip by itself you get a nice little case included which helps offset the cost.

GoPro Karma With Harness Only
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GoPro Karma with Hero 5 Black
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Canada – http://amzn.to/2qlLcOF

The contents of the GoPro karma flight kit.

 

When you purchase the flight kit you get everything that comes with the normal GoPro Karma package except the Grip handle and the stabilizer.

Contents of the Flight Kit include:

  • Karma Backpack / Case
  • Karma Body
  • Karma Controller
  • Karma Charger for Drone and Controller
  • 6 propellers (2 spares)
  • 2 propeller wrenches
  • USB C Cable
  • Documentation and  GoPro Stickers.

When I first saw images of the GoPro karma from the press release my first impressions were that it looked a little cheap. But I was more than impressed when the kit arrived. The drone itself is beautiful and photos do not do it justice. The controller is well-built and feels great while holding. I love the fact that it has a built-in screen and I don’t have to mount my smartphone.

 

Included with the GoPro Karma flight kit is the Karma backpack/case. This is a high-quality case that is well-built and comfortable to wear. It has a built-in GoPro mount so you can capture interesting video while perhaps hiking to location. I am really glad that GoPro included it with the Karma System. If you have ever owned a drone and purchased a backpack you know that they can be very expensive. So for GoPro to include a case/backpack is simply amazing and also adds to the Karma’s incredible value. The case is well laid out and offers great protection for the Karma. If you don’t pack your charger or grip you are able to fit 5 batteries into the case which includes one in the drone. With the grip and charge in the case, you can still easily pack 3 batteries along with you for filming your adventures.

 

All in all, I am extremely pleased with the build quality of the GoPro Karma. I think GoPro got it right with this drone kit. What it lacks in features like “follow me” and “collision avoidance” it makes up for in the usability and value of the system. The karma controller is very intuitive and makes setup and flying the drone a breeze even if you are a first-time drone owner. This is not a review of the Karma, that will be coming in about a month or so. I like to have a good amount of time to use a product in real-world conditions before I make any kind of judgment. This is GoPro’s first venture into the drone market and personally, I think they are off to a great start for a first release. I am pretty excited to see what the future holds for the GoPro Karma Drone.

You can watch our unboxing video of the Karma Flight Kit on YouTube. It is more of a beginner’s guide to help those who are first-time drone owners to get up in the air quickly and easily. I go over all the steps to get your new Karma drone ready for flight including setup and updating the firmware. GoPro has updated the Karma firmware several times since its released adding many new exciting features.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom

Tips, Tricks and Hidden Features Of The DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom

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In this video, we show you some tips and trick and even some hidden feature of the DJI Go 4 app. These work with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. The Tips will help you get the most out of your new Mavic 2 drone. Some of the tips and tricks included in this video are.

  • Entering full-screen mode in DJI Go 4.
  • Controlling the camera movement with the screen.
  • Hidden shortcut menu.
  • Using the bottom LED lights anytime.
  • Charging your phone with the controller.
  • Initiating compass calibration with the side toggle switch.

Mavic 2 Pro: http://bit.ly/2PVuaDU
Mavic 2 Zoom: http://bit.ly/2ol5Hv0

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom

DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom Beginners Guide For New Pilots

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I have put together this complete beginners guide for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. This beginner’s guide is geared to brand new pilots who have never flown a drone before and need to start from the very beginning. This guide is also a great tool for those moving from a more basic drone and want to learn how to fly and use DJI’s latest technology.

In this beginners guide, we touch base on the following subjects.

  • Charging the Mavic 2 Batteries.
  • Installing the Mavic 2 Propellers.
  • Activating the Mavic 2 Drone.
  • Updating The Mavic 2 Firmware.
  • Safety and Flight Tips.
  • Launching & Landing The Mavic 2.
  • Basic Overview of DJI Go 4 App
  • Best Memory For Mavic 2 and Installation

Mavic 2 Pro: http://bit.ly/2PVuaDU
Mavic 2 Zoom: http://bit.ly/2ol5Hv0
Memory For Mavic 2: https://amzn.to/2PydAIX

 

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