Hey there - I just thought I would jot some quick tips for those just starting with (or thinking about getting) the DJI groundstation (GS) - I have the ipad version and fly it on my Phantom 2 Non-vision wih HD3D gimbal and Gopro 3+ 1. I didn't find this particularly clear in the instructions - but you MUST have your regular controller ON to connect to the GS. The GS doesn't replace your controller. 2. Some people will shut off their controller once the GS had loaded the mission to the Phantom and it starts to fly. I do not. I prefer to keep my controller ON so I can quickly take control of the Phantom should I realize something about the waypoint course I selected is not ideal. 3. If you need to take control of the Phantom switching S1 to Atti will interrupt the mission - once you have control, you can flip back to GPS and manually fly it and even still use the Go Home button on the GS. 4. LOSING CONNECTION between the GS and the Phantom is NOT A DISASTER - It happens. The Phantom does not need constant connection with the GS to continue its mission because all the info is loaded into the Phantom before the flight. Basically once the Phantom is in flight - it just pings the Ipad with flight data... and it doesn't get upset if the ipad doesn't answer (unlike your significant other) Don't panic, the GS will either find the signal again on it's own... or of you're really impatient - you can use the search for controller function. It's frustrating to be sure - and lots of people (including myself) feel that it looses connection more often than it should... but just know that it is not a panic situation. 5. WAIT for home to be established - (this is true when not flying with the GS - but on the GS there is no excuse because home will show up on the map when it's established!) - you can change the home-point with the GS app which is convenient. 6. You CAN let the Phantom take off and land via the GS. Recognize that Home is within a 10 meter radius of the homepoint... so unless you are in a paved parking lot - you might want to grab control of the Phantom and land it yourself. But... I have let it land - it works. 7. I suggest creating a start and end waypoint close to your launching point and set the altitude you want for both. I like to get it to a safe height and then head to the first "real" waypoint - just a preference. What I like about the last waypoint over my head is, I can either choose to press go home, or take control and land. 8. Battery - The GS doesn't consider your Battery or the wind. So remember - on long flights the wind may affect your ability to return home... keep that in mind. I hope this helps - feel free to tell me if I messed up anywhere... but this is stuff I have read or discovered on my own using the GS for the past 6 months. EDIT: after a little debate - I am going to go and double check my info on altitude before I re-post it - I cut it out here to ensure I am not inadvertently providing incorrect info. As I said - just trying to help and if someone sees errors - feel free to chime in.