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My phantom 3 just arrives

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Guillermo Barreiro, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Guillermo Barreiro

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    Hello guys, I'm. About to get my phamtom 3 in like 2 hours, I'm super excited about it, my question is ,

    Do i need to charge the baterry? Is grand new

    Do I need to update the controller and phantom?
     
  2. robinb

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    yes, yes, yes
     
  3. RedHotPoker

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    Well come on in, to the forum.

    Yes please, three times.

    Charge the battery in the radio controller too. ;-)
    But not both the intelligent flight battery at the same time.
    If you need any help with your updating the firmware, plenty of folks here will help guide you.

    Do you want to softly break in your flight battery?
    Fly only to 50% flight battery, the first ten flights,
    After 20 full charges, and the app will show this, drain the battery down to 8% and charge back to 100%.

    Which model are you receiving?
    What devce will the Go app be on?
    Do you have any previous RC piloting experience??

    By the way, how's the weather down there? Hehe
    We have snow on the ground here, it's winter, the cold has arrived.


    RedHotPoker
     
  4. Guillermo Barreiro

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    Hey, thanks for the response
    Well. I live in Quito, Ecuador and the weather is great sunny not windy, just great, I have experience on small drones like the syma x5c, and the big syma x8c, and the tarantula x6 and the jjrc h20, well with the cheap drones I'm very good, I fly the syma x5c like a pro, I'm getting the dji phantom 3 advanced, and I'm going to use the dji go app ver 2.4.1, LG g3 android 5
     
  5. RedHotPoker

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    Sounds as though, you have done some great research too
    I hope that you are already very familiar with the PDF manuals. ;-)
    We love to say it here. RTFM!! Hehe Read The "Flight" Manual.
    HEY, Not the Kama Sutra. HA
    Good that you have plenty of flying experience, but the drone you are about to receive has much more selective controls and adjustments, in the App, to suit your flying style. Leave it in Beginner mode for the first while, until you have a good feeling about your flying and control of the awesome new drone. Fly in open space, without any electrical or ferrous/magnetic metal interference.
    Same goes when you calibrate the compass. The manual will explain all of this.
    Have a good understanding about the flight battery parameters, particularly where Warning and Critical percents are set.

    Have fun, fly safe, happy landing.

    RedHotPoker
     
  6. TnHwyman

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    Guillermo, As already answered by others here Yes, but I have a question for you if I may ask? I am curious what firmware your quad copter and RC controller showed up with?

    Many thanks, Jerry