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Definitions - Newbies Could Use Them

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gary E, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Gary E

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    Whether I'm a newbie or not I don't know. I've been flying the P2 for over a year. That short length of time seems like an eternity when it comes to sUAV technology. There is already what...4 iterations since I got the P2? I'll be going forward with a P3 or up to an I1 one of these days.

    Right now I feel like a newbie as I find it hard to understand a lot of the lingo in most of the threads on the forum. Non-newbies like to post abbreviations which leave some of us in the dark as to what they are referring to. Abbreviations like: IOC, VPS, FW, PMU, RTFM leave newbies out of the equation. Yes, I know what some of those mean, but not always.

    Am I missing a resource somewhere on this forum that has a list of definitions applicable to our technology? If so, point me in the right direction, please. If not, a sticky thread or whatever would be helpful that takes the mystery out of enjoying a lot of the contribution from all of the members.

    In all this verbage, just asking for a list of definitions.
     
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    Thank you for the post Garry E and for the link Marlin 009.
    I find that useful.
     
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    Nope, not a sticky. It's almost a year old too so it won't have any of the New ones for the P3 like VPS. Sticky might not be a bad idea. I know they are working on some stuff.
     
  5. LuvMyTJ

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    Yes sir. The folks behind the curtain have been working on a few things for weeks. Hopefully it will be ready for prime time very soon. It will help all members and especially people who are new to the hobby. Stay tuned. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the update.
     
  7. LuvMyTJ

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    I may make a new term sticky until that happens just because.
     
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    A lot of these abbreviations are in the Phantom manual. Well, RTFM isn't :)
     
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    Yes, I do know some of them. I'm not a complete newbie.