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Feb 23, 2013, 06:42 PM
WINS - Winch In Nose Sailplane
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Wow. I am more than a bit confused. At first I thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread and was ready to order one immediately and now, after reading the threads, I'm getting a bit tentative about buying one. Maybe a few too many kinks to work out?. Is this company getting this product sorted out or should I just hang back a while? Did they bring it to market too soon? Thanks.
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Feb 23, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Is the battery door pointing down when you do the 360 degree rotation?
Is there any metal in the near vicinity like a car of an iron fence or a concrete wall?

When I had calibration failures it usually was something metal close by.
Would a concrete patio produce the same issue?

Is it the concrete itself or the rebar in the concrete?
Feb 23, 2013, 07:21 PM
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Yup
Feb 23, 2013, 07:31 PM
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So concrete has metal in it?
Feb 23, 2013, 07:42 PM
WINS - Winch In Nose Sailplane
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So concrete has metal in it?
Yes. Reinforced concrete does.
Feb 23, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Typically lots of rebar.
Feb 23, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Wow. I am more than a bit confused. At first I thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread and was ready to order one immediately and now, after reading the threads, I'm getting a bit tentative about buying one. Maybe a few too many kinks to work out?. Is this company getting this product sorted out or should I just hang back a while? Did they bring it to market too soon? Thanks.
My thoughts exactly!!

Position and hold!!
Feb 24, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by jaizon View Post
Wow. I am more than a bit confused. At first I thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread and was ready to order one immediately and now, after reading the threads, I'm getting a bit tentative about buying one. Maybe a few too many kinks to work out?. Is this company getting this product sorted out or should I just hang back a while? Did they bring it to market too soon? Thanks.
Well this IS the internet, where people mostly go to complain, not sing happy stories about how everything works perfectly.
Feb 24, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Well this IS the internet, where people mostly go to complain, not sing happy stories about how everything works perfectly.
I thought studies showed most of the Internet usage is for adult videos and pics.
Feb 24, 2013, 10:50 PM
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okay so yeah, #1 Pr0n #2 Complaining, #3 LoLcats
Feb 25, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Can we maybe get back on topic here?..

I've been flying my Phantom for over a month now, without a single glitch, hiccup, or random fly away. It's performed flawlessly.
Feb 25, 2013, 09:30 AM
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I have to say the same. This system just works. I have seen several owners over thinking the whole process. Charge the lipo, take the Phantom out to a flying field (not your driveway or backyard). calibrate the compass, and fly. I took my son-in-law out for a flight this weekend and he did great. Never flown anything, but does video games occasionally, hand eye coordination helps. He is one of the folks that the Phantom will introduce to multi rotor helis.
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Feb 25, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Mines been fine since I got it..just did the initial setup (like I was instructed in the official videos) and got to an open field and boom.. flying!

I shouldn't have flown it in such a small space at first (testing).. but I was anxious. Once I got out into the open, I was golden. I am a total flying newbie, and I got a grip on the Phantom within moments.
Feb 25, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Wow. I am more than a bit confused. At first I thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread and was ready to order one immediately and now, after reading the threads, I'm getting a bit tentative about buying one. Maybe a few too many kinks to work out?. Is this company getting this product sorted out or should I just hang back a while? Did they bring it to market too soon? Thanks.
No, mine works perfectly for 6 weeks now.
Feb 26, 2013, 01:22 AM
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Ditto mine, this thing is fantastic. I flew at night for the first time last night under the full moon. The lights on this thing are bright! I don't know how many UFO sightings I inspired.


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