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Nervous first flight

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Waxings, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Waxings

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    We have finally had some decent weather and I want to take the new Phantom3 for a test run. I have already done some really short flights but when I get ready to go for a long flight I get nervous and come right back. I guess I need to trust the technology but have this feeling that once I get out there it is going to drop. LOL!

    Does the controller have to have clear site to the phantom in order for lightbridge to work? I see some longer flights on youtube and it seems hard to believe that the pilot would still have a good line of sight?
     
  2. MikeTess

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    Higher altitude = longer line of sight = better connection.

    FLY HIGH YOUNG MAN, FLY LIKE THE WIND!
     
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    I had the same feeling as you at first... you need what we call "exposure therapy" - keep doing what you are doing basically extending your comfort zone a little on each flight... eventually you will start to feel at ease with longer flights. The other thing I would suggest is spending some time really getting used to flying "nose-in" (IE with the camera facing you) - because, as you know, the controls reverse. Most wrecks are caused by people panicking... so keep plenty of altitude (higher altitude more time to recover from a mistake) and keep calm.

    The Phantom is designed to come home if you lose signal - it doesn't drop out of the sky like a rock - so yes... you need to trust the technology a bit. :)
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Fly high!
     
  7. Waxings

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    What was the altitude of that pic?
     
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    400'
     
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    Well, it was 400' before you sneezed and accidentally pushed it up to 800' right? :p
     
  11. Coldfire

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    I think when I was done with my sneezing attack it was at 2180ft.