A friend sent me a link to the Phantom and some videos about a month ago....thought it was pretty cool and might have to treat myself someday and kind of forgot about it. Lo and behold I Amazon has a lightning deal for a screaming price but I only had like 20 minutes to pull the trigger. I usually research any purchase like this to death but pulled the trigger anyways. Now I have been studying like mad and It does seem like I picked the right one..... Sooo...now that this thing has arrived and will be given to me by Santa I need some help. I have watched all of the videos, read the online manual, forums, etc. but have a few questions: 1. Are prop guards needed from day 1 or at all? 2. Will 2 extra batteries be fine or better to go for one with a higher mAh? 3. I have seen the checklists but the modes etc. are a bit confusing - what are the best settings for beginners (I do have some RC experience with my Traxxas RC truck that does 30MPH and do not get confused on orientation etc. so might be a bit ahead here) 4. I am assuming it is best to chew up the stock propellors learning to fly - when/why upgrade to carbon fiber? 5. Instead of trying to land at first can't I just engage the return to home mode? 6. Will the cold cause issues with plastic breaking easier - I saw there is some cryptic LED warning when it needs to warm up - is there one if it never gets to temp? 7. I will be modifying the GoPro mount to a standard tripod mount and using a Sony HDR-AS15 Action Cam that has stabilization - how much practice before I risk mounting the camera or will it be pretty hard to damage? Any other tips or tricks would be mightily appreciated. Thanks!