I have always had a fascination with flying for as long as I can remember (and that’s a long time). Played with RC planes years ago then stopped after a crash when it was beyond effort of repair (my fault). A long time passed and I did other things. I tried a model helicopter, but the unstabilized model crashed and burned pretty fast - the learning curve was too steep - no gyros or flight controller. I even tried flight sims with Oculus Rift on PC.
Fast forward and in 2017 I discovered DJI and ordered the Mavic Air to fly ‘just for fun’ - then I started my research online (I know I should have done that first). I knew the UAV had a camera but I hadn’t really considered it much - I just wanted to fly but as there was a camera I also purchased goggles (combo) to try FPV. After a few weeks I realised that I wanted wireless FPV so purchased a Mavic Pro for Ocusync thinking I’d sell on the Air. Having flown both I decided to keep both for their different characteristics.
Now I realise that the UAV gives me the ability to create cool photos and videos, so I consider that a new hobby to learn and improve on which for me is a bonus but its still for the fun of flying for me. I get such a buzz when I hear ‘Take Off. The home point has been updated’. Realising that I need spotter for FPV and getting sucked in further through YouTube, I bought the Epson Moverios which is the BEST of both worlds for solo AR FPV.
As an added benefit, I have found some great forums, especially this one. Have made some good virtual friends (who I hope to fly with some day) and have learned a huge amount in a short time.
Sorry for length of post. David.