We don’t have it in in time to uh, have everything going for the video. So, while we’re still waiting on that, though, we do have something that we were finally able to do for the channel and for us, and so we finally got a drone i’m, so excited Music. Okay, i did some research and i decided that we were going to go with the dji mini 2. The mini it’s, just the first one. Doesn’T do 4k video, which i rarely post 4k video. We live in rural, mississippi, and so our internet at home is extremely terrible, and so i have to upload everything um from my cell phone, using my our cell service um. So huge files take hours and hours to upload so it’s hard for us to do. Super super high quality but i’d like the option. If, because hopefully we will eventually get better internet, so i went with the two. It also said, um that it was a little more stable to fly um. We got it in july 2021 and we paid 5.99 for it. I don’t want to lose this thing like immediately, so i need it to to con drive pretty easy, so i’m hoping that’s. What happens? I got the fly more mini, combo. Okay, this this combo came with the bag and everything didn’t. It fly a little longer, ain’t the fly yeah the flight time is a little bit longer supposed to be 31 minutes um.
I was gon na buy just the just the drone by itself with its standard equipment. It was like 450, but it didn’t come with a case. It didn’t come with extra batteries and each extra battery is about 55. So you get two extra batteries. If you buy the combo, you get a lot more propellers and screws and um the bag itself, lots of other little accessories and so it’s kind of like i was gon na, buy an extra battery because the battery flight time is supposed to be 31 minutes. And you can get like repaired ones for cheaper, but they didn’t have any. They didn’t any have any of this in two, so they just had the minis. That tells me that this is what people are wanting. So this is it. This is the whole thing we also bought this to uh. Does it come with a car or no car, so you got ta, get it no card. You had to buy a card separately, so we bought that oh that’s, the extra batteries and that’s the battery charger. So it comes with this: the fly more combo com came with this little charging dock, which is pretty nice. One thing we are going to get is the dji care refresh plan where you pay 49 for one year or i think it’s 79 for two years, and so if it gets damaged for a small fee um, you can have it replaced pretty easily.
They just basically send you a new one and they don’t ask a lot of questions about it with both of them. With the one year. You get two um two replacements if it’s like if it broke and you get one loss replacement so say we lose it in a river and it’s just gone forever. The fee is a little bit higher with that, but it’s, not outrageous um. The first time you lose this: if you do um one year replacement, you get two two replacements and it’s forty nine dollars to replace it, the first time and fifty nine dollars to replace it. The second time and that’s after you’ve paid for the plan itself, which is fifty dollars. So, given that i am new at this – and i don’t know how well this is going to go, we just dropped 600 on it. I i would rather only pay a hundred dollars in total to have a replacement if i break it or run it into a tree rather than just being out 600 and no drone. So all right here we go, we had to watch a or do a download on it, so i had to install something it’s sitting there look at it that is stable, dude don’t get near it, those propellers, Music, Music, okay, it’s, not as loud as i thought It would Music be Music Applause, Music, okay, first thoughts on this thing. This is after day, one. This is day one.
This is a couple hours ago. I had never found a drone it’s incredibly easy to fly this thing, it’s so stable, because when you turn it on, it just goes and then just hovers right here and it just stays put, and so the controls are not i’m used to like little rinky dink. Things that you touch it zips and it’s and it’s hard to control it controls so easily that’s the first, my first pro on this thing. The next thing is, we have been blown away with the picture quality. The videos that we are getting are like they’re, crazy right, like they’re, crazy, looking and i mean just out of the gate. They are super clear and these i’m doing i i chose this one. I chose the the mini 2 because it does 4k video we’ve only done 1080p and uh 2k, and so i haven’t even done the 4k. Yet to even see what that looks like once. We get it transferred to the to the tv and stuff, but it’s been it’s way easier to fly than i thought it was going to be um still nervous about taking an open road which it has a cap of 120 meters. And then i realized that’s a it’s, a a legal requirement, so we went up to about a 102 100 100 meters is like 328 feet, yeah, so that’s, how which is way higher than any of the trees that we’ve got in here so um, but i mean The whole, the only negative that i have found is that i had to change phone cases, because the lifeproof case that i had this wouldn’t fit in it and i could probably buy a little little adapter.
I made looking to find probably get a lightning dongle to lengthen it out so that i don’t have to take the case on and off. But i mean the picture is really clear on your phone and then the video quality. I bought the little um micro sd card and so i’m just transferring them straight from the little card to the computer and the quality is i mean every leaf, every blade of grass and like the kids, you know next to the dog, you can see everything and You can see for miles how’s. Everyone super impressed, cannot wait to take it out tomorrow, um everybody’s, getting ready for bed uh really excited about it. I was kind of nervous at first because i was like i just made this huge purchase. I know we did it. I know i’ve been talking about it for a long time, but i’ve been scared to death of it because it’s it’s expensive but it’s it was. It was worth it i’m. I’M. So glad i did it i’m so glad i showed him the racine i was like. Oh yeah, by the way i got ta go to his bird pick this up, so he was like okay, so i’m really really pleased with it. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. I think it’s gon na be a lot of fun uh when we go out and about and camping and stuff. I love, praying mantis Music Applause, Music yeah.
We broke it into a tree. We got it back, though so that’s, the big thing yeah we – and this was from it. It hit the tree as you saw, which was the tallest tree in our in our whole property, probably um, and it hit the tree and long story short. The battery was going low, andrew was sending it back to home and was walking out of tall grass in the field. She was first just a split second, i thought she was plenty high above the trees was trying to watch where she was walking coming out of the field and when she took her eyes off the screen it it hit the tree. We looked all day yesterday for hours eight hours of this uh yeah family friends coming over binoculars. We even got on the roof. We tried every act of desperation possible just to even see it uh where it was because the battery died not long after it hit. So we lost what transmission it was sending, but uh got up this morning and it was sitting on the table in the backyard i’ve got video of that. So we prayed last night knew we had done everything we could do it’s 250 bucks to replace it without it, which was what we were looking at, but we can send this back and they’ll try the the repair costs will be compared to a replacement. The replacement’s 45 dollars so obviously 45 is better.
49 is better. 50 bucks is better than 250 bucks yeah. So if the repair is cheaper, then we’ll just have it repaired, but we’re looking at a maximum right now, 50 bucks it’s just not bad. We did get the dji care refresh yeah, so do that i’m glad we did because we all for for a while there. When i say a while, i mean like several hours we were like. Well, we get to use the fly away, replacement coverage on day, one um day, two yeah, i guess day two technically we bought the coverage late evening friday and and crashed it, so it wasn’t the drones fault drawn. It was just a moment of distraction and the one long tree we’re grateful yeah we’ll, get it fixed before we go on our next trip. We can laugh about it now so, but yesterday was a long day. Yesterday was not a laughing match so as much as we wanted a next, we were planning already going camping here pretty soon and going to get some cool drone footage in desoto or somewhere it’d just be regular. This is going to be regular footage for a minute. So, but enjoy what we have for our area. It makes your area look way prettier than you realize it makes your yeah yeah so anyway, guys that’s going to conclude this week’s roller coaster. Video thanks for watching thanks for 300, we hit 300 subscribers a couple a week ago.
This is all for you, guys, Music and i’m gon na start that over. Let me see what it’s called.