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Do you just fly?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by devveldogg, May 30, 2014.

  1. devveldogg

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    Hey all. I have been enjoying my new bird, a Phantom 1 for a couple of months. I have been a casual RC'er since the 80s. Planes, cars, boats, co-axel heli, FP heli which I could never really master and now quadcopters. The Phantom is by far the most fun I have ever had the pleasure to fly. So after reading forum posts for the past couple of months, I was wondering how many of you just fly your Phantom for the pure enjoyment of flying? No aerial pictures or video, no FPV, just fly.
     
  2. verisimilitude

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    Not me. It's a video capture tool.

    I enjoy actually participating in an activity (i.e. driving. riding, boating, etc.) vs. pretending by thumb twiddling a tiny RC version.
     
  3. Happyflyer

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    Both. Fun to fly around but I would have a "bad" fly day if I did not have a micro chip in the camera and recording. Stunning view of an area from 900 feet.
     
  4. N017RW

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    Me!

    I have a P2 without any attachments.

    I've flown a Trex 450 with a camera for years around my neck of the woods so aerial photography is not a priority.

    Granted not with a stabilized system or HD quality but for now I luv teaching the kids and letting them enjoy some of what the've been watching me do for years.
     
  5. Phantom_Menace66

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    Funny you should ask.... I Have a P2V- (I call it minus because the camera was destroyed) So I have removed what was left of the camera/gimbal & have been flying it around keeping it in line of sight. I have had an episode or two where it has disappeared into the sun or against the clouds... I could hear it but couldn't see it so I just activated failsafe lol
    But yeah, it's kinda fun & now I'm more relaxed & not too concerned about it crashing.
     
  6. Gizmo3000

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    I'm all about the aerial video as well, and got hooked on FPV months after I got my Phantom 1. (I don't know how I managed to fly so prior)

    Occasionally I'll fly line of sight, practice my figure-8's a bit - even try Manual mode (scary)
    but with my gimbal firmly attached, I prefer to fly FPV

    I"ve never really flown any other aircraft - but imagine flying airplanes and heli's are much more exciting than flying a multi rotor around.
     
  7. 4wd

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    When I got the V+ I thought maybe I should sell the P1, but I enjoy flying it more aggressively, or in less than ideal conditions where I feel the V+ is best kept safe!
    It's a good way to keep the skills honed. I'll keep it for sure and it can still carry a camera if need be.