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Maiden Flight Success!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Alex_, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Alex_

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    Thank you all for the information and help as I made the plunge into Phantom ownership. I had my maiden flight this morning and it was amazing. So thankful to live where I can fly out of my backyard and get views like the one in this shot. I went out about 1200 feet on the first flight, will venture out more as I get more comfortable.

    I was surprisingly nervous despite decades of RC experience and having flown other people's phantoms. But it was rock solid - thank goodness for 1.19 firmware!

    I only flew until 54% because of nerves. Haven't decided if I buy the battery break in theory.

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  2. bobmyers

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    Don't ignore the battery break in theory-- it is more than theory-- there are may RC pilots who do this exact thing-- that battery is the life of your bird-- -- I have five batteries and they were all broken in at the "10 minutes for "10flights-- and the cell balance is outstanding-- I have destroyed new lipos in my planes by running them too low or getting them too hot before I knew any better. You don't have anything to lose by "breaking them in" . You may lose everything if you don't. IMHO:):)
    Cheers
     
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  3. Steve Wynsford-Brown

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    Congratulations... The nerves soon disappear...... I have had mine for 3 weeks and flew 1.5 KM line of sight.... Brilliant bit of kit
     
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  4. mphsjeep

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    Rebuilding one now, I will be nervous. What is the battery breakin rule please.
     
  5. bobmyers

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    "10 minutes for "10flights