I found Grey Arrows when reading about a “Where to fly in the UK” map in the Mavic Pillols forum. So I joined. I’ve flown a DJI 550 for a while, not particularly successfully. I’m now retired with very little time on my hands (I write a daily post for a filmmaking website) and very little money. House needs repair, debts to be paid so, when I got a tax rebate the obvious answer was to buy a Mavic Air secondhand off eBay. Just getting to grips with it and yesterday did my first overwater flight using Litchi. The Mavic was 380 metres out at maximum over tidal waters. Sphincter was going sixpence, shilling, dustbin lid but the craft was rock solid.
I did the flight again later in the evening, the wind had swung 180 degrees and was a few mph less. Data shows that the two flights were almost identical (l0.3 of a foot difference in maximum height, speed virtually the same, battery from 98 to 60 per cent in each case and fifteen feet difference in distance over a flight of one mile).
I also picked up a Tarot X6 with good sized gimbal, 5008 motors and 12000 mah batteries at a good price, now fitting it for FPV.