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First Real Flight Nerves

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Thebigman, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Thebigman

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    Finally got my first real flight with my ps3a. What a bag of nerves I was. I had sick feeling too. What a numpty. Was so relieved when I landed it too. Only went for a few yards along the beach and back. Think it is best to do short and often flights to get used to it.

    I read earlier about common mistakes and I think the main thing I found was I was trying to watch the phantom rather than the iPad. :). Can't wait to get back out again.




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  2. P@pz

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    Congrats :)
    It's not a mistake watching the bird during initial flights, worst mistakes happen when you don't watch it.
    Happy flying :)

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  3. Not A Speck Of Cereal

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    Baby steps, nothing wrong with baby steps!
     
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  5. Doink

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    Lol a few yards, wait till you go a few thousand yards then you'll be a bag of nerves, you'll get the bug and with each flight you'll go out further and further eventually beyond beginner mode and out into the wilderness, there's been times I haven't seen my aircraft for 20mins, it's such a relief to see it come back from the horizon
     
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  6. Greenenvey

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    Wow 20 minutes, that's amazing... I have a stupid question. Ive never flown a drone. How do you get back when you don't see it? With the RTH button, or looking at your monitor?
     
  7. Doink

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    In my case it's smart return to home, I use the compass on the away leg to keep the aircraft at twelve as I use windsurfers
     
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  8. ElGuapo

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    Flight Nerves?
    That's good, means that you are enjoying it, that's the best part. It is what makes it fun..


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  9. shockwave199

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    You're not making a mistake watching the bird. Learn how to fly your phantom by watching it exclusively for most of your flight. When you get comfortable in time, you can look at the app more.
     
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