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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by birdpixel, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. birdpixel

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    Hello there

    I recently received a Phantom 4 Pro as a gift. It is my first drone and I have never flown before. So, I am a bit apprehensive about flying an expensive drone, but am excited to learn more.

    As I scoured the net to learn more about the drones, I found this site and just registered. I have been an SLR photographer (mostly wildlife and birds) for many many years and so this is now a natural progression.

    Thank you for having me on this site and I am sure I will learn from the pros here.

    Best wishes from the bay area.

    -- Vivek
     
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  2. msinger

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    Welcome to Phantom Pilots! :)
     
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  3. GraceIsTheKey

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    Welcome welcome, I am still not an owner yet, but as I work on making my final decision this place is awesome. I am in the central vale not to far form you in SF. Have a great day, look around and find lots of help here.
     
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  4. dirkclod

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    Welcome to the forum .
    I hope you will find our site helpful and look forward to any input , photo's/video's you might post .
    Don't be shy and ask anything if you can't find it by searching .
    This bunch here are the smartest you will find anywhere :)
     
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    Hi, I purchased the Phantom 4 Pro about 3 weeks ago, still learning all of the functions and watching many YouTube video's...I am very cautious and do not fly in any crowded area. I found a good tablet like the iPad mini is making flying much easier then my Samsung phone. So far I have found flying easy and the controls are really nice. Work in beginner mode before you fly any distance. Wishing you great flying ...GM
     
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    I wish I had a phantom 4 Pro!! Congrats on the purchase and the gift! :D
     
  7. birdpixel

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    Thanks a lot for the pointers. Still watching the videos and finally charged the batteries yesterday. Are there any specific youtube videos you recommend? I would love to get basic pointers. Thanks again.
     
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    Thanks a lot everyone for making me feel welcome. I appreciate it. I intend to lurk around, learn and when I get better, contribute to the fora. Thanks again.
     
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    I like the video's from Ready Set Drone...take a look at some of his video's on flying the Phantom 4 pro
     
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    I also just purchased a high end sun shade for my iPad 9.7 " tablet from AERIALDRONEACCESSORIES.COM , looks like a great product (expensive), but will help with seeing where I am flying. You will notice it is hard to see the screen on sunny days...you will constantly be looking to stand in a shaded area...a screen shade solves that problem
     
  11. mingga

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    You may also want to purchase a DVD ( I bought mine from B&H Photo) called "how to fly the DJI Phantom 4...shoot stunning photos & Video" by Colin Smith...it shows all of the menu's and how to adjust. Much easier then trying to follow the manual.
     
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    This is a great Phantom 4 instructional video
     
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    Thanks Mingga, watching all these now. Appreciate the other links too!
     
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    In all honesty if you've ever played video games in your life then you're ready to fly. The controls are extremely intuitive and the quad copter is very easy to fly.
     
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