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What not to do (not my own video)

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by fin032, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. fin032

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  2. envisionabove

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    The Viking God Of Thunder Was watching over you!
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  3. robinb

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    Important lesson in read the manual first.

    DOnt calibrate compass indoors. !

    Dont start motors with metal nearby (glass table with metal surround).
     
  4. flyNfrank

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    That's not a very good feeling when you think you have caused some kind of major issue with the quad.

    I wonder what the look on your face would have been had someone told you all 3 of the non turning motors will need the body separated and new ones installed. :eek:
     
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    maybe read all the manuals before you advise others how to use it hey:D
     
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    Got the thread title right.
     
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    Read read and more read and look into tutorials and find a nice open space and progress in steps.We all want to open box take it out and fly miles but i have found smaller steps pay of big time
    Hope all is ok with you p3p and many more happy hours with it to come
     
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    Leave the instructional videos to people who know how to fly maybe?
     
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    You Guy's are Grumpy old farts this morning :)
     
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    Lesson learned right mate?
     
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    Good sport for sharing...... however, just four letters to takeaway from this.

    R. T. F. M.


    :)
     
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    Yeah what do we all think when it happens do we think money cost of the thing or damage to other things or phantom or do we think safety and who could have been hurt had it went very wrong
    Safety comes first with me then the dread of what damage has been done
     
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    Switching phantom on before controller
    sure everybody noticed
     
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    Props off when you calibrate or in the house unless you mean to fly, is what I do
     
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    A woman I work with told me that when her husband got the Phantom 2 he unboxed it without reading the manual and turned it on. Somehow it took off in the house, he grabbed for it and cut himself very badly.
     
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    Yeah i think with so many think that toy concept comes to mind and they aint toys
     
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    Not me in the video. Found it on YouTube and thought would post it. It was the part when he puts his hand out as it came towards him that could have been painful. The guy got lucky.