I do a lot of photography and videography through sea kayaking, and last year I got myself a little hubsan x4 quadcopter to get into the aerial realm. The video quality didn't cut it, but I kept reading to learn to fly on a cheap quad. I always thought of upgrading eventually, and I finally pulled the trigger. I've been browsing the forum for a bit finding lots of good info, seems like a great community. I though I'd mention some things I've done to see if there's anything else I should do or learn before taking my first flight with the phantom. - been flying the little quad for a long time, can easily fly in a square in all four orientations - got myself a simulator a couple of months back and have practiced as well - got the phantom, updated firmware on both quad and remote yesterday - played with the simulator for a while, seems so much easier to use than the hubsan. - read the manual several times, I believe I understand most of it - watched every video I could find - understand about CSC's, and how to regain control if RTH is activated - will write my info underneath phantom - installed prop guards Anything else you guys would recommend? Thanks in advance and cheers!