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Thoughts from a guy who went from X5-C to P3A...

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by stinkeye, May 6, 2015.

  1. stinkeye

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    My initial thoughts after my first P3A flight tonight. Wonder if others were as awe inspired? Feel free to share if so...

    Controlling an aircraft that's 400 feet above you, a half mile away, and it's pitch dark out except for the light of the moon is equal parts thrilling and terrifying.
    I've been a self confessed gadget geek since I took my first computer apart a few decades ago, but I have never been so dazzled by technology as I am right this very second.
    The mere fact that an average citizen can harness this much technology without much more than a decent paycheck leads me to believe none of this will end well.
    It's like giving the keys of a Bugatti Veyron to a 17 year old. Some will cut loose when it's safe and prudent to do so, but most will end up doing serious harm to themselves and/or others in the pursuit of the adrenaline rush.
     
  2. GAP308

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    I flew for the first time today. The flying part was by far the easiest. I chose mode 1 and it was very intuitive. My second flight was about 45 min ago at night. I shot video into the window of my living room b/c I was super impressed with the quality. Unfortunately I just figured out what was wrong with the camera so future videos will be better. Pretty big learning curve from A-Z, but thankfully flying isn't one of them. I did however lose the P3P and was 1/2 mile away from where I thought I was. The little GPS map in the corner saved me!! I flew by that to bring it home and it was piece of cake. I couldn't be happier at the moment.


     
  3. PishPosh

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    What was wrong with the camera?
     
  4. coherent

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    Plastic film still over the lens?
     
  5. stinkeye

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    Take your name calling elsewhere.