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Why so many crashes?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JRUSH311, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. JRUSH311

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    Why are people crashing these phantoms?

    I noticed some used ones on eBay and a large majority reported a crash.
    Are these things that hard to maneuver ?
     
  2. msinger

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    They are easy to maneuver once you learn how to fly. People just need to take the time to read and understand the manual -- and, spend the time learning how to fly safely. When those steps are skipped, a crash is inevitable.
     
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  3. JRUSH311

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    The controls don't look really hard
    I know looks are deceiving , maybe they are getting too close to trees?
    Trying to fly in wind??
     
  4. grrquadman

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    Maybe they should have worked their way up from quads like the Hubsan X-4, who knows? Things can happen fast in our Phantom Pilots world.
     
  5. msinger

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    What goes up must come down ;)
     
  6. Mako79

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    They are easy to fly and therefore you become comfortable too quick which leads you to become complacent or take further risks. In other words - cockiness.
    Another reason is spacial (sp?) awareness. Standing at the wrong place can lead to misjudging depth/distances. Eg flying between a goal post.
     
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  7. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Phantoms are always ready to fly out of the box but new pilots aren't ready to fly out of the box
     
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