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Little disappointed with the hand held One Pro unit received a few days ago. The 160 resolution isn't bad for the distance and subject matter... actually better with MSX than expected.

The issues I feel make it a returnable product: 1) Battery, short 50-60 min life, lengthy charge time, about 1 hr. 2) Finicky to connect, must remember to turn OnePro on before connecting to phone, slow performer. 3) The MSX feature is nice, but not a lot of range to adjust the parallelism... if close, exp: breaker box, it may be skewed, just noticed at different range... 10-20 ft.. it was skewed and slider was all the way over. 4) It's a Flir camera but doesn't use the same color overlay names or views. White Hot, Black Hot, etc aren't in it's selection.

The connector can adjust for case thickness... very nice idea others should apply. I'd personally like to see the mount able to pivot or rotate. But I do like how it allows you to flip phone upside down with camera on top, keeps palm out of camera view.

Still evaluating, but not sure I'll be keeping this one. Still an amazing little device, amazing they can make such a small unit. But not sure if it's a tool I'd use after new wears off.

Yes the ONE Pro does have a limited battery life. I always recommend the FLIR C2 as a training tool.

Better battery life but no video capabilities.
 

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Again, disregarding that DJI sells more drone and has more obstacle avoidance sensors, why is the Mavic great and the Anafi-T a piece of $#!T? Is the imagery captured by the A-T inherently inferior to the Mavic? If so, how?
 

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Again, disregarding that DJI sells more drone and has more obstacle avoidance sensors, why is the Mavic great and the Anafi-T a piece of $#!T? Is the imagery captured by the A-T inherently inferior to the Mavic? If so, how?

Actually I've read some reports that the ANAFI's RGB camera is better than the M2ED.

Plus with the recent new regulations in both Canada and US, I will suspect there will be a lot less hobbyist operators to purchase drones, in general.
 
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Actually I've read some reports that the ANAFI's RGB camera is better than the M2ED.

Plus with the recent new regulations in both Canada and US, I will suspect there will be a lot less hobbyist operators to purchase drones, in general.
I'd agree... my intentions are to try a A-T for a small craft, where I wouldn't even consider a M2ED... and I actually like most DJI products.
I think cameras are almost identical, the RGB may be better on A-T, the batteries are less, much smaller platform, much quieter.

I have a M2P and Zoom camera... 4 min to swap... still a little irritated they didn't let the M2 platform utilize the thermo dual. Not purchasing a 2nd overpriced identical platform.
 

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Actually I've read some reports that the ANAFI's RGB camera is better than the M2ED.

Plus with the recent new regulations in both Canada and US, I will suspect there will be a lot less hobbyist operators to purchase drones, in general.
I agree. But it is still apparent that many people worship at the altar of DJI and can somehow say the A-T junk.

For the record, I think DJI makes some great products. But I loathe their business model which usurps the authority of the FAA and distrusts the judgement of licensed pilots with full authorization to operate and make their customers go to a China-based company for final permission to fly.

Again, imagine Cessna requiring you to contact them for clearance to takeoff despite ATC having already issued you clearance to fly. Nobody would stand for it.
 
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I agree. But it is still apparent that many people worship at the altar of DJI and can somehow say the A-T junk.

For the record, I think DJI makes some great products. But I loathe their business model which usurps the authority of the FAA and distrusts the judgement of licensed pilots with full authorization to operate and make their customers go to a China-based company for final permission to fly.

Again, imagine Cessna requiring you to contact them for clearance to takeoff despite ATC having already issued you clearance to fly. Nobody would stand for it.
Oh I fully agree with that concern... and sadly, I do think they'll create a part of the foundation that moves forward... I think their work already has made an impact and impression for what requirements will be based.
 

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Doug, you just derailed. Typical of Yuneec users, imposing irrelevant questions unrelated to the topic at hand.
Really... me derailed... as in? o_O I was following the lead of @Phaedrus. Slap me silly!! Ya saying I'm a Yuneec User... I can point ya to another forum that would label me otherwise... along with you in same bucket... Yuneec User's motto is almost like Highlanders... "can be only one". :mad:

But back on track... A-T, I think provides more bang than the M2ED... for same purpose.

If ya mean the Flir One Pro opinion.. just my helpful 2 cents.
 

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He has not really contributed to the thread. What I meant to say it that he derailed you.

You’re good in my book, as someone, who is not branded, and sees a brand as tools.
 
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It's all good... actually enjoy some of the deviations... introduces at times good discussion. @Phaedrus on both forums provides some great insight on Thermo, appreciate anything I can absorb.

I'd agree, the "Tool" and how it's used is the end-goal and I'd personally enjoy more competition... not to threaten one brand over others, but to stimulate more designs and possibly drive prices down... both good for the UAV industry.

Little off track, but on Thermo. I'd really like to see Yuneec, Parrot, Autel, etc bring out a 640-R system that can truly compete with the ZenMuse hardware... it'd bring the inflated costs down!

On a separate track... still thermo.
The Flir sUAS Lv1 class, since one was offered in my mid-west state (rarely), I reached out to Alex (Flir Training) and inquired on any Veterans discount... they do offer 15% Veterans discounts on Flir classes.

Something to consider if considering.
 
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He has not really contributed to the thread. What I meant to say it that he derailed you.

You’re good in my book, as someone, who is not branded, and sees a brand as tools.
No, I am trying to ask questions. What answers/information have you provided??
 
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Little disappointed with the hand held One Pro unit received a few days ago. The 160 resolution isn't bad for the distance and subject matter... actually better with MSX than expected.

Still evaluating, but not sure I'll be keeping this one. Still an amazing little device, amazing they can make such a small unit. But not sure if it's a tool I'd use after new wears off.
Returned the Flir One Pro handheld, I couldn't see a $400 benefit retaining it for it's short comings.
 

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