Hey all.... I know this question might bring all types of good or bad replies, but I think I need to ask anyway. I get on this forum every day to read what's up in the world of the Phantom. I see many different threads about crashing, swimming, or fly aways. Most loose big or all of thier investment because the Phantom meets its end for one reason or another. At the moment my Phantom 2 grounded until I get a good feeling about its reliability and my flying skills. I'm getting ready to install the gimbal, camera, and FPV equipment. More big dollars. Like everyone else, I have a lot invested in this thing. I guess you take your chances with any kind of high tech remote controlled flying aircraft. Heck the government spends millions on thier drones and they have dropped out of the sky a time or two. There are so many variables in the sky and in any electronic control that can cause it to do stupid things. There is also pilot error, whether you want to admit it or not. I just wish I knew what caused most of the crashes. Being a Electrical Reliability Engineer and a Private Pilot, I know that once we figure what area causes most of the crashes, we can concentrate on that problem and drop the number of crashes. It would be nice to set up some kind of database on those causes and allow pilots to see that data. Everytime one of the members has a disaster, you could add it to the database. A good detailed description of that crash is extremely important. You could make it like a Quadcopter "NTSB" database. I don't know who could build this database but I think it might help bring down the number of crashes. Help make people aware. It could also help DJI on thier software and hardware design. Maybe DJI has a database we could look at and add to our database. Anyway until then, each pilot should use a checklist. I never fly real aircraft without one. That includes all pre-flight checks. Maybe a throttle up procedure before takeoff. Taking a minute to check one important step could be the difference between a great flight or a complete loss. That's an expensive minute! Just my humble opinion and 2 cents. What are your thoughts on this?