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  1. edibob11

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    I have received my new (yet to be opened) Phantom 4. Is there anything I should do/know before embarking on this P4 journey?

    I have a P2 and have had many successful flights (and some not so good). I've had issues with firmware updates, and with less that stellar battery power.

    BUT - anything to be wary of with the P4?

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
  2. llindeen

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    As always, update firmware, calibrate IMU, caibrate gimbal, calibrate compass, calibrate RC before you even think about flying. Then calibrate the compass again at the launch site.

    I also highly recommend using the simulator mode after you calibrate everything. Get a good feel for the app and all the controls before even putting props on your bird. I still havent flown my PH4, I have about an hour and a half on the simulator getting ready.
     
  3. Phantom Juice

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    So mine is very close I may get it tomorrow. Does it come with instructions on how to calibrate all this or do I have to look it up?
     
  4. msinger

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    You can download the Phantom 4 manual here. It does not come in the box.
     
  5. Phantom Juice

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    Yah I did just didnt have time to take a look. Lol