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Flying non gps mode is way too scary

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by losman26, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. losman26

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    I've done it a couple of times, and will never do it. The thing drifts way too much and hard to control.
     
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    Thats the thing with todays GPS quads... people who can not fly a non-gps quad buy & fly them without proper training & knowhow. And that is exactly why you should learn to fly in manual. If there was a problem and you needed to get the bird to safety you better be able to fly it manually. Get a cheap quad to practice with. It will make you a safer flyer and you'll understand how your quad flies and why it does what it does. ;)
     
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    You'll get better.
     
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    Knocked the switch one time unknowingly, out over water, not a good feeling. But when I get to a place with an open field need to work on it just in case!
     
  5. losman26

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    Well, I guess it's not too smart to fly when you're surrounded by tall buildings everywhere in a foreign country. I crashed into the side of the building. Luckily the neighbor had a bunch of plants on his balcony and there was no damage. I did have to rig up a rope and drop it down one more floor. I am lucky. I'll probably get a cheap syma one to mess around with.

    It sucks because I'm in such a beautiful place, but can't fly the Phantom because I'll either get robbed or crash into a building. I am going to a distant beach in a few days, so that will be amazing.