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Check list for when I get my Phantom?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fly-catchers, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. fly-catchers

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    Hopefully my Phantom should arrive Tuesday :)
    Apart from following the basic instructions and doing the compass dance should I also do an advance calibration as well from out of the box? Is it likely to be firmware 3.16 installed and should I leave it at that or go straight for version 4? Any other tips for a complete noob-!

    cheers

    bill
     
  2. mikrob

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    I had a warranty issue out-of-the-box. I couldn't get rid of the red light & the Naza software couldn't detect a battery even with a fully charged battery. If I had of upgraded the firmware before attempting flight then I would not have known if it was something I did wrong, or a factory quality control issue. My dealer eventually figured it out & replaced a part. So definitely first fly it first on whatever version it comes with.
     
  3. marcus_canada

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    Don't do what a lot of people seem to, and update right out the box.

    When they run into problems they are in a position where they don't know if the update was a failure or the Phantom was defective straight off.

    I recommend following Mikrob's advice and flying it first. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
     
  4. fly-catchers

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    Good advice thanks!