So I am a proud owner of a new phantom. I also purchased the prop guards as an option. I have carefully setup the phantom and the prop guards. I charged the battery and went thru the calibration dance until the lights went out as instructed. I then tried to launch my first flight by moving both spring loaded levers to the down-and-in position. So far so good. Props start turning. I then let go of the right joystick and slowly move the left joystick inward and then upward. The Phantom immediately leans over on its side and mangles the tips of the props on the ground! Sigh. So now i am about to purchase some replacement props. Is there some tips or tricks to testing out the phantom without risking more damage? What position should the flip levers on the top of the transmitter be in for newbies? How do I know what caused my problem? Unbalanced props? Should I be ordering a balancer? Could something else have caused this? What is the safest and most conservative way of first-flight practice to minimize the chance of damage to the phantom? Any advice would be appreciated? Remember how excited you probably were? Well I am bummed out here!