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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by telemole, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. telemole

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    Hi gang,

    i wanted to give a heartfelt thanks to all the posters- they DIYers and the sages here who post so much useful stuff.

    I got my Phantom last night and used up 5 batteries worth of fun flying in the park, over the house and around the neighborhood - the neighbors are all very curious - not one person could pass by without being curious. The years of toying with little RC toys has paid off and after some initial orientation issues, I had decent control of the phantom and made it do some amazing things. A few friends were there to help and were amazed... a round of drinks and watching the gopro video afterward made for a fantastc night.

    Next stop - FPV flying - this stuff is truly amazing!

    Thanks everyone

    (one minor hard landing in the neighbors backyard after too fast a descent - lesson learned and no noticeable damage)
     
  2. socman

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    Glad you are enjoying it!
    Amazing how easy it is to fly, eh?
    However, be careful you dont get too cocky too quickly =) Lots of people have lost their phantom because they pushed the envelope too early.

    I have about 30-40 flights in so far and feel I can control it very well, however I am still reluctant to fly over a neighboorhood. =)

    Oh, one last note...make sure you put your phone number on it somewhere in case it does go down somewhere that you couldnt recover it.
     
  3. KillerImage

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    Yes, and make sure you do the same with your football, kite, bike, baseball, frisbee etc as well, since these cause many thousands of injuries each year.
     
  4. socman

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    yes, that is a risk of putting your info on it. However, a majority of people do not always just fly over populated area's....

    quite a few people have retreived their lost phantom's this way. just trying to help the guy out.
     
  5. socman

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    ya, i will admit I took it as you were taking a jab at me.
    thanks for clearing that up =)
     
  6. GoodnNuff

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    Wow, that is rather frightening to think that attorneys are actually advertising to represent victims of RC flyers.
    My AMA membership, I believe insures me up to $2.5 million for liability, but only if I'm flying on an AMA sanctioned field or event.

    I did see a guy lose control of his big helicopter a few weeks ago, and it flew back towards him, hit the ground and bounced, then the blade hit his calf putting a very large and deep gash into his leg (required stitches), but that was from about a 24 inch blade that had already slowed from hitting the ground. I could imagine the damage something that large could do to a car or building.
    But a Phantom with Carbon Fiber blades could probably do some pretty nice flesh slicing as well.