As usual, any public forum will always attract attention from those with negative experiences. I'd love to hear from those who have owned a Phantom 2 for months (if not years) without issue. Tell me about your experiences. I've been flying for about 6 months without issue (except for a VRS at 10 metres), but I always feel nervous after reading the unfortunate fly-away stories. I figure, as with any flying machine, pre-flight checks and ongoing maintenance are necessary for any sort of ongoing safe flying. After all the failure of only a single motor, prop or ESC will cause your machine to come tumbling down from whatever height it is operating. Other than the documented pre-flights, what ongoing maintenance and checks do you need to perform to avoid a catastrophic failure?