I just got back from a hobby store that bills itself as the largest distributer or multi-rotor RC aircraft in the world (I don't know if it's true or not, it's located in Atlanta, GA) and now I've got a DJI Phantom 2 Vision sitting on my desk! I was really hoping I could spring for a Phantom 2, gimbal, and FPV gear, but it was out of the price range and I enjoy the fact that my wife still likes me and I didn't want to ruin that just yet. I'm looking forward to learning how to fly this thing and shoot some good video. My big goal is to shoot some training video and work (law enforcement) and sell the concept of an aerial video platform to my bosses for training and SWAT purposes. Some questions: Would you guys recommend the blade guards or are they really that necessary? Are there any tips or pointers you'd recommend for a first time pilot of anything? Thanks guys!