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Tips for a newcomer

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jclahan, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. jclahan

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    I'm about a week into my Phantom 3 and love it so far. I've done my share of reviewing threads on here and googling for fear of asking a dumb question, but thought I would throw out a question.

    What do you wish you would have known / someone would have shared with you when you first started flying?

    From reading through these threads, I can imagine the following will be said:

    -Alcohol + Flying = Crashing into trees/water
    -Reading the manual is important (and I have)

    What else? What tips would you give a newcomer?

    Thanks.. And happy to be a part of this awesome group!

    Jon
     
  2. SENC

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    Take the time to learn to fly in ATTI mode (without the help of GPS guidance), including landing. Be sure you are in truly wide open spaces the first few times and take it SLOW! You don't realize how much assistance you are getting from gps and autobraking.
     
  3. msinger

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    www.PhantomHelp.com is a great source of information for new (and seasoned) Phantom owners.
     
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  4. jclahan

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    Thank you SENC and msinger!
     
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  6. StratocasterDave

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    I flew RC planes in the past but I bought a inexpensive Syma X5sw quad and flew it for hours and hours. Do that until you can fly with you eyes closed.
     
  7. Wibble

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    Always hand catch for landing.
    Take your time.
    Full throttle for take off.
    Tilt the camera down a little so the exposure is right.
    I eventually learned to stop watching the model and just look at the screen - unless up close of course!
     
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  8. aaronrivera

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    Hey wt was ur range wid ur x5sw..? For me it was only 10-20m