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P3A - Maiden Flight !!!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by rpratali, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. rpratali

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    I received my P3A two weeks ago. Due to the cold, etc. I was to afraid to take it out for it's maiden flight. I spent the last two weeks reading manuals, watching videos, updating firmware, researching NFZ's, etc. I had today off from work and the weather warmed up to 44F hear in Pickerington, OH. So I decided today was the day. I headed to a nearby park that had open areas and I knew nobody would be around.

    All I can say is WOW !!! This P3A is AWESOME !!! The P3A was very easy to maneuver even in a slight breeze. I have never flown before but was quickly able to get used to the controls. I was able to capture several pictures and a few videos. I can't wait to get back out again. Below are three pictures I took. I'll post a video soon.

    DJI_0025.JPG DJI_0029.JPG DJI_0032.JPG
     
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    @rpratali congratulations :) Looks like you're off to a good start! Fly safe and enjoy!
     
  3. rpratali

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    As promised, here is a link to a video from my first flight (sorry, no sound / music):

     
  4. Phantomix

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    looks great, looks like you have a lot of trees around so make sure to fly above them or away from them, as this is usually the way 90% of pilots break or crash their phantoms. (just a guess, based on reports and videos I have seen)
     
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    "playback on other sites has been disabled by the owner"
     
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    LOL I'd guess a similar amount.... I have always said... if there is one tree in a field... a newbie will find a way to fly into it :) BTW - one of my first crashes with my Phantom 2 was high into a tree...
     
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    after 2 years, I haven't crashed my drone a single time (except for when I used the wrong props and it banked into a tree)
    these ******* trees... its like the phantom WANTS to crash into them xD
     
  8. Buckaye

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    knock on wood... I haven't crashed the Phantom 3's at all yet... all of my crashes (there were 3) with the Phantom 2 had to do with me making programming mistakes with the ground station. I have never crashed while under manual control of the craft :) But... yeah... **** trees!!!!
     
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    "knock on wood"
    nice pun xD
     
  10. Sinisalo

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    just click the youtube link
     
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    Had to replace two props so far, broke a bit off the end of one and cracked another, both times flew on without noticing problems...lots of bushes in the garden Lot better out in the open
     
  12. madeinengland

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    rpratali- may I ask what firmware you are running on please- first flight always makes you feel good
    Cheers
     
  13. Trackman1

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    Sorry. Don't mean to rain on the excitement of the day.

    But Is it me? or do the pictures seem out of focus. Maybe it's compression?
     
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    Congrats on your maiden flight. Looks very nice. I almost was expecting more snow there.
     
  15. rpratali

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    Added a bit of music to the video - Top Gun style !!!

     
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    Thank you-that's just what I wanted to see
    Much obliged
    Ray
     
  18. Illina

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    They do when you blow them up.