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Just Couldn't Be Happier With My P2V+

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by PhilAnderson, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. PhilAnderson

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    I've had it since April. First flight lasted 30 seconds before copter met tree. Had another tree encounter and one collision with my hard case. Total loss, 2 props. This is with about 50-60 flights under my belt.

    This weekend my son-in-law and I left the family, loaded up my motorhome and headed for Ocean Shores, WA. It was supposed to be warm and sunny. Instead we found winds 20-25 mph, thick fog and temps in the 50's-60's.

    We flew 8 flights. Each time we brought the Phantom home it was just a little bit wetter than the last time. Once I lost it in the fog and then lost FPV. It was about 500 feet away but I had no idea of it's orientation. I fly in Phantom mode by choice. What to do? I turned off the TX and after about 20 seconds heard it overhead. Couldn't see it, but it was up there. Soon it descended, I took over control, all was right with the world.

    This thing is dang near bullet proof. I just love it. Many folks, as always, approached with lots of questions, most common of which is "Is that a drone?" "No", I answer, "it's a flying camera." They smile and watch, amazed at the technology, as am I.
     

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  2. Phantom_Menace66

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    Great to read a positive thread and yes, they're fantastic machines. I am on my second P2V+ as the first one fell out of the sky. But I've had this one for some months now and love it. Looking forward to the spring/summer here in Australia so I can give those batteries a real hammering.... :D
     
  3. SpikeFinch

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    Nice story..
    Love that last photo
     
  4. Catalina36

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    Good story. Thank you for sharing.
     
  5. Brettly

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    Welcoming thread :) Yea it's good to get a few flights under your belt and slowly progress through different ways in which you can bring the bird home. Do you hand land? I mostly hand land, but yesterday decided to land it on concrete to test control abilities :)..all good..it was a calm day. Have you thought about switching to Naza mode?
     
  6. PhilAnderson

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    I hand land about 80% of the time. A calm day is important for a ground landing and I just don't like to chance it unless I'm sure. Thought long and hard about Naza mode. So far, I'm happy with Phantom mode. :)