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P4 first flight; review to follow

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by EyeWingsuit, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. EyeWingsuit

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    I received my Phantom 4 yesterday and couldn't wait to take it out for an initial flight. The P3 had some challenges so I chased the P4 with the Solo.


     
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    Nice video, what's your initial impressions? Iw ill wait awhile and see if there is any unworked bugs or customer service issues as well. Thanks for the video posting, nice to see.
     
  3. EyeWingsuit

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    The avoidance isn't nearly as sweet as the DJI promotions proclaim. It is very easy to fly. On the initial flight I told it to RTH and it was off the mark by a fair amount, and I wasn't quick enough to flip it to manual for landing, causing the Phantom to tip over. Nothing broken, small chip in prop. However...it annoyed me that it was nearly 6' off the mark.

    It is speedy as heck. It feels "cheap." I'm concerned that it would easily break if it hit anything hard. Strangely enough, it appears to be optimized for forward flight only. Reveals/reverse flight is significantly less smooth than forward flight.
    Love the update; love the overall look/design/styling, it sure feels "Apple-like." The iPad interface is a bit clunkier than the Android interface, IMO, which is a bit odd.