Took the camera off the P2V, attached the guards, and set S1 bottom to manual. In my yard I started the quad without props to see how much the motors would spin when switched to manual. With throttle in center, they did not sound like there would be enough power to lift. Shut down and placed the props on. powered up and got GPS. Switched to manual and gave some throttle. Best guess, not enough. Popped up two feet and flipped over. Shut it down quick. So tried the pop up in GPS to about 8 feet and switched to manual. Quad started to drop quick. Gave some throttle and kept it in the air, to some extent. Yo-Yo up and down and started to drift. Corrected drift and came down and bounced ground and fell over. Shut down quick. . Back in house: Guards off and camera back on and S1 set to Failsafe. . Opinion of manual: With lots of practice it could be done to keep flying. I would only consider it in a very wide open area. I will leave manual mode to those that want to "work" and "worry" their quad all the time. I just would not have any fun with that type of flying. Reminds me too much of that totally uncontrollable Hubsan X4.