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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Lessons learned the hard way. What are yours?


I'm still a noob so I am still learning the hard way. LOL What are some of the lessons you learned the hard way?

I have learned:

Large props on a Y6 are not good for learning. I tore up quite a few props before I figured out that was a bad idea.

Picking the flight controller with the most problems isn't a good idea. Buying two of them was even a worse idea.

You can't keep adding on more and more and expect it to fly. Less is more.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:40 PM
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1- don't fry bacon with your shirt off

2- never french-kiss a light socket

3- never get involved in a land war in Asia

4- never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line
Old Jan 12, 2013, 08:23 PM
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1- don't fry bacon with your shirt off

2- never french-kiss a light socket

3- never get involved in a land war in Asia

4- never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line
Words to live by, oh yes!
Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Never do a test flight of a freshly built quad in your underwear.
Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:44 PM
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Use different colored props and bright-ass LED's to help with orientation. Most of my crashes these days are when I lose orientation.
Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:03 PM
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Don't put your lipo balance plug in the wrong spot on your parallel board - lots of sparks and melting.
Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:15 PM
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1> Don't mistake the mold line running through the - sign on one side of an XT60 connector for a + sign when soldering the power harness.

2> Don't do a "cut the throttle" panic landing when you don't know what's behind those trees (SPLASH!)

3> Don't test the custom cable for your Naze 32 FC that you just finished making with live power without double checking the pinouts in the manual.

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Old Jan 13, 2013, 02:56 AM
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Dont be so exited that you got your first quadcopter put together and runnng that you decide to power it up and try to hover for the first time in the living room with your brand new 65" flat screen.

Old Jan 13, 2013, 03:42 AM
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Don't calibrate ESCs with props on.
Old Jan 13, 2013, 03:51 AM
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When you hear a strange or new sound , coming from the MR , land IMMEDIATELY . you are seconds away from buttered toast .
Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:16 AM
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When first starting out, never fly higher than you are willing to crash, and don't let it get away from you as quads don't glide (except like a brick).
Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Treat every powered-up quad as if it is armed and can take off unexpectedly at any moment. I didn't learn this though personal experience- it was impressed upon me by the numerous gory photos of people chopped up by quads that I've had the pleasure to view in this forum.
Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Always remember to take the self level off when doing a flip!

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