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Another first flight impressions/video

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mark P, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Mark P

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    Hey gang, I guess this is where we gather 'round the fire and tell of our adventures!

    Well I was pretty nervous after seeing all the " My Phantom took off straight up and never returned" so I must say I have not and may never go into GPS mode, this is the one thing I'm not sure on what my LEDs are telling me anyway, is that yellow with a red dot in it or red or yellow.......not sure, I see red when battery is almost done and yellow at times but when looking at the searching for satellites it looks yellow with a small red dot.

    Anyway, this thing is so ridiculously easy to fly I see no need in GPS mode anyway. It's almost too stable and easy which makes you a little bit too courageous, especially with trees like I am. That mixed with its small size really throws off depth perception past 100' ( or 30 meters for our metric users)

    This thing is tough.........really tough I clipped a tree that was over 70' tall and it got up like nothing happened at all.

    I never balanced blades or tried dampening my GoPro ( yet) but plan on doing both as soon as I get the chance but Im having too much fun just flying after wildlife

    The only 2 things I don't like is the battery door, I have had it come open in flight and never even knew it but the thing got out of shape so I landed with a semi-crash because of it. I now squeeze the sides of the cover hard which seems to help but this needs a hop up or upgrade of some kind. The other is the Battery compartment, they should have designed for a 3200Mah battery minimum, its always time to land just when you're getting loosened up

    Also their video says " Rainy Conditions" has anyone flown this in the rain, I would think the props would force water into the small holes and then electronics but living in Oregon I would fly this in the rain alot if possible, the Elk usually come out in the rain.

    Heres my video of my first flight, I have some RC Plane experience so this Phantom was effortless, other than building too much courage, sorry about the quality but not sure about Final CutX - Youtube settings yet

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s44yLl41WzM
     
  2. Sac D

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    Looks like you were really enjoying the initial thrills... one thing we DO now know is that the llamas don't like it! lol
     
  3. MX45OR

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    Nice house. Easy smooth flying, where you located?
     
  4. Mark P

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    Willamette Valley Oregon
     
  5. Mark P

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    Yeah they're fence line mowers, they keep the fence clean, I keep their life interesting with UFOs
     
  6. pwright

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    Nice! Very smooth.