1. The first proper flight of my new DJI Phantom didn't exactly go great :0)

    It was windy, I'd not calibrated anything and hadn't really read up on how to fly it. But in fairness to me it was flown in GPS mode (with a good GPS lock) but it just headed off on its own after a few seconds in the air. Have since done a firmware update and calibrated everything and its perfect.

    It survived the crash fine by the way(took 15 mins to find it). I brought it out, cleaned it off and flew it for another 10 mins or so (carefully). I was sure it was going to be in bits but it was perfectly fine.
    These are tough things, not even the props were damaged (bit green from the bushes/trees/grass though).

    DJI Phantom, all stock with zero mods.
    Shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black edition @ 720p/120fps.
    Location: Shankill, Dublin.

    # vimeo.com/70405034 Uploaded
  2. Still getting the hang of things but I'm improving a bit.
    Not crashing all the time now :0)

    # vimeo.com/70405979 Uploaded
  3. Still getting the hang of things but I'm improving a bit.
    Not crashing all the time now :0)

    You can see Bray Head in the distance as well as Sugar loaf and little sugar loaf.

    # vimeo.com/70405980 Uploaded
  4. After a few issues with my last Phantom I returned some parts and DJI Europe sent me a new Phantom instead of new parts :0)

    It's the newer version of the Phantom with the Sprung transmitter and maybe some newer internal parts (not sure on this one).

    Anyway, it works and I'm happy. I have a feeling that one of the motors isn't 100 percent but I'll know more once I do some testing. I did an advanced calibration and the figures are a lot better than my last phantom so I'm not sure what's changed internally.

    # vimeo.com/71882120 Uploaded

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