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You play it safe or take risks?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kenskid, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. kenskid

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    Just wondering if anyone likes to fly like this http://youtu.be/njAOIHugsq0 or if you'd rather play it safe?

    I've had this particular quad for about 7 months. After a few weeks of flying low and slow, I felt the need for some adventure. My favorite spot is on the edge of my suburb. I know I tempt fate by flying over the water but I got tired of editing video of empty parking lots.

    I know I might dunk it one day but what the hell, I still have my health!
     
  2. ReubalSky

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    I don't see any "risky behavior". The Phantom doesn't know if it's over land or sea.
     
  3. kenskid

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    Of course the Phantom doesn't know it, but I do. If the Phantom goes down or even lands as soft as cotton 150 feet from shore into the lake, it is soggy toast. If it goes down or lands as soft as cotton in a parking lot, then it lives another day. One of these scenarios is more of a risk than the other.

     
  4. Dave Pitman

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  6. ElGuano

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    I'm over water all the time, it's why I got my Phantom. At most heights I fly at, it would make no difference in survivability whether it crashes in the water or on land, it's toast either way. So I just fly!
     
  7. martcerv

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    Sometimes you take risks that you didnt intend to but get lucky anyway. :lol:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOhC601nLVM[/youtube]

    Other times you just want to thrash it around a little but still fly within your own limitations. ;)

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqWkaNL0JQM[/youtube]

    Other times its fun just to do some cinematic flying. :mrgreen:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imK0LUvKYAg[/youtube]

    Thats one thing I love about the phantom you can fly it any way you want, its pretty decent at fast FPV and also the same for some slower cinematic stuff and most things in between.

    Just if you do decide to take some risks make sure that the only thing you put at risk is yourself or the quad and dont fly in a way that puts others at risk.
     
  8. ElGuano

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    You know what they say, trees are 90% air :)
     
  9. mediaguru

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    So is a screen door.
     
  10. ElGuano

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    Then it's time to sharpen the leading edge of those props :)
     
  11. fizzviic

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    For what it may be worth (nothing, I suppose), I'm elderly and on social security. My Phantom is the only thing keeping me interested in getting up in the morning. I have no desire to lose or wreck it, for I would be unable to purchase a replacement. So, I am rather careful in my flying. That does not mean "chicken". 4200 hours (thereabouts) in my log book attest to my not being a "stupid" when flying...anything, full sized or R/C. Risk taking is part of life, but they should always be calculated risks.

    I am constantly amazed by those who risk life and limb (others) in their pursuit of adrenaline.