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Had my Vison 2 for over a week, scared to fly it

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by SeaNile, May 6, 2014.

  1. SeaNile

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    I absolutely obsessed about getting a Vision 2, my first ever copter/drone, etc. So I've had my Vision 2 for well over a week now and all I have done is put the propellors on. I read the manual, asked numerous questions on here and am suddenly intimadated to fly ths thing. I don't understand sone of the tech stuff, the different frequencies, linking to iPhone and even calibrating the compass. Add to this feeling a big article on CNN.com on the dangers and possible banning of drones.

    Anyone else feel like this when they first purchased thier DJI? Mine is sitting at home ready to go but I haven't even put batteries into the controller yet...
     
  2. Geoelectro

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    I watched the Colin videos before I ever received it. Out of the box it is setup to be fairly easy to fly. The compass calibration is all you need do initially. You can download the app and connect to the copter in your house without flying it. You can go thru the screens and the setups etc. Once you are ready to fly, go to an open area, power up your transmitter and range extender and then phantom.

    Do the compass calibration keeping it away from magnetic stuff etc.

    Watch the lights. When you get the slow blinking green lights and have had a couple of rapid blinking green lights you are ready to fly. Take off quickly to get it away from the ground and the "ground effects" caused by the confined space for the thrust.

    Go up to around 6 to 10 feet and let it hover. If it seems to hold position well then you should be good to go. Try slow flying to get the feel of the craft. The owners book has some examples of certain flight patterns that are great learning tools. It may seem somewhat boring but you need to learn it so your reflexes will be right if you get to close to something.

    When you land, find a flat place to land and always bring it down slowly. Once landed, hold the left stick all the way down and the motors will stop.

    Remember, if it doesn't move the way you intended you can just stop and the phantom will stop. This gives you time to adjust your movements. (I wish my heli had had that feature)

    Geo
     
  3. WeaponsHot

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    I also watched these before I started flying but once you do it and see how easy it you will wonder what you were worried about. You also might want to fly with someone that has done it before if you feel the need to.
     
  4. WeaponsHot

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    Links to some good videos in no order
    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Preparing to Fly
    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Preparing to Flyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH4QZKOwJI8

    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Intro to your remote controller
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65X9NbtJ-0M

    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Intro to your range extender
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAJ9xQPTG3I


    DJI Phantom 2 Vision- Intro to GPS Flight Control
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga8Gt8BMYj4

    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Intro to the Vision Camera
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA32x9nfck4


    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Intro to your Smart Battery
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYrduQ7lfzg


    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Intro to Self Tightening Props
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdt1xvE__f0


    DJI Phantom 2 Vision The basics of Flying, Recording & Sharin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItFBLPlsHc0


    DJI Phantom 2 Vision How to connect to the DJI Vision App


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiBWyqgHSEc
     
  5. Cyclone

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    I was like this when I got mine. Ive had it 3 months and still scared to take it beyond 200 meters. Furthest Ive got is about 170, and I could just about see it. Im still convinced its going to keep going away from me and never come back :oops: My hat goes off to those who take it much much further.
     
  6. Pmcdn

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    Good advice above. I just want to add that while you are first getting acclimated with your new P2V, keep it pointed away from you (battery lights towards you). The reason I suggest this is so when you want to move right, push the right stick right, left, left stick left, etc. and it will all seem straight forward.

    When it is facing you it can get a little bit disorienting if you aren't thinking in reverse. This happened to me the first time I flew mine and when it went the opposite direction I was expecting, I got a little bit panicky . Luckily I corrected quickly and it was no big deal, but when it's going in a direction that feels out of your control, even for a second or two, it can be a bit nerve-wracking.

    Just take small steps in the beginning and you'll be OK.

    I remember one of my first couple flights at a nearby park. I pushed it out a whopping 200 yards at about 300'. It was very cool but man was I nervous. I felt like a dad on a shoreline with my infant baby floating in the sea 200 yards out of my control. It's funny when I think about that now ;-)

    When you are flying it and everything is calibrated nicely, you'll be impressed with how stable it is.

    All I gotta say is that these quads are a hell of a good time! I love mine!
     
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    I think many of us have had that feeling of apprehension , but your confidence will grow as will your skills. Just go slowly treat it with respect and go to an open area. Also it's two sets of rapid green lights you should see prior to take off, the 1st sets course lock pretty soon after you switch it on, the 2nd set is when the satalites go above 6.
    Then your good to go. Also when landing remember just left stick down on its own , so no tip overs.

    Enjoy it , it's a great piece of kit
     
  8. monsterman

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    Most of us have been in your shoes. I know I was very intimidated by my DPV2 :)
    I've been into Rc for years have built and flown $$$ turbines, helicopters but man this Phantom had me doubting myself. Once you get in the air for the first time you'll laugh at yourself for worrying.
    Get those batteries in and go fly your phantom ;)


    Sent From The Black Hole Via Tapatalk HD
     
  9. gunslinger

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    There are a bunch of Colin videos at http://droneslinger.com/dji.html

    -slinger
     
  10. AerialDFC

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    After some initial nerves, I took my P2 Vision out on the first day I got it, about a week ago now. Since then I've flown it everyday, and it's great. It put a huge smile on my face, which still hasn't faded.

    There's nothing really I can add to all the great advice above, but I can reassure you that with just a little thought and care the Phantom is pretty easy to fly. I've had absolutely zero experience with RC, but the Phantom seems so user-friendly that that didn't matter. I'm not great with technical stuff either, so I read as much as I could about the P2V and watched lots of videos before I purchased. Main thing is to take it slowly at first, give yourself lots of space to practice, and don't panic (just let go of the sticks and it'll hover, giving you time to think about what to do).

    Once you've flown it you'll want to be out everyday. I'm just off to fly now.
     
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    Almost certainly you will be amazed how easy it is to fly and how you will almost immediately feel in control.

    Just one tip from me - when you first take off, do not be too hesitant or you may get a tip over. Start the engines when you have the flashing greens and then give it a few moments of nearly full up on the left stick. As soon as you have got 10 feet up or so just take your thumb off the throttle and the spring will centre it and your aircraft will just sit there in mid air waiting for you to tell it do something. A great feeling - just go and do it ;)

    ..... oh, and do not forget to start the video first so you have a record of your maiden flight !
     
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    It is very understandable to be intimidated. here is my $.02.

    1: As suggested, follow the videos to get the unit set up. they are easy and straightforward. if you can run a PC or MAC, you can do it! :)

    2: take it out to a large area/field and keep your goal on day one very simple. Turn it on, start the rotors, listen to what it sounds like, fly straight up a few feet, and back down. No harm can come to you or the drone this way: relax, it can take a tough landing from a few feet (dont ask how i know). Keep it that simple and see how you feel!

    3: the next day do the same, but also fly a little left and a little right. bring it down. Simple stick moverments and small distance and height is the key.

    4: keep adding baby steps until you find yourself zooming around the neighbors dog, wildlife, etc :).
     
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    As you can read, everyone wants you to fly. The best tips and reasons are already mentioned.

    But stay in you comfort zone. If it is for fun, it should be fun! Let somebody you trust, help you with the first steps (and technical stuff like callibration and software updates).
     
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    I know JUST how you feel! But the guys are right, watch the videos, then get out there and have some fun.
     
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    All great advice. A couple of other things not mentioned, verify that both switchs, "S1" & "S2" are both in the up position. This will keep you in the GPS mode which is the easiest to fly and will hover when you let go of the controls. 2nd, don't try to fly it in the house! Not even just a little bit off the carpet. It hurts. Blades sharp. OW!
    Barry
     
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    Wait for this wind to get down a bit then just get out there. I'm a new owner - 4 flights under my belt - but my first time out was just miraculous. The thing is so easy to control (apart from the overactive yaw, but that won't affect anything but the quality of your video). I've already posted a video in one of my special interest groups, to worthwhile acclaim. Get out there and play and practice! And good luck, you'll love it, as will the passers-by that accumulate.
     
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    Hi People, more than new on this .. Vison 2 + will be delivered in few days...
    Wanted to buy in jannuary, but then i tought that i will broke it at first flying try... so at that time decided tu buy several cheap mini-drones to practice a bit.
    Now i already watched severalvideos and took a look on its documentation, and at this time not shure jet if in only doing the Quick Start Guide procedures it is enough to do the firt steps... in practice a take off, flying it up to 10 feet hover a bit and then go for landing.

    Or it is needed to also do first some kind of setup with DJI Phantom 2 Assistant. :oops:

    Any advice on this will be very appreciated.

    Thanks in advance : Juan
     
  20. rapunzel4771

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    After some research and video watching ~I received my Phantom 2 today, withing 15mins it was up and going. Though some scary moments im getting used to it. Just dont do anything silly. I have set mine to a 10m max ceiling and 600m distance, keeps it in eye sight that way.

    Get out there with the phantom 2 it wants to fly ;)