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Thank you to everyone for the input & guidance.
Special thanks to AlleninWV .
Tomorrow I’ll be getting this puppy in the air !









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Pretty nice with the extended range transmitter. You will have a very capable drone with that setup. I don’t point people to the Phantom 4 line due to the airframe cracking even under low stress flying. At least mine was replaced under warranty.


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I’ve read about the cracks on the 2’s, 3’s & 4’s.
Makes you wonder why some observe them on theirs & some folks don’t.

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I’ve read about the cracks on the 2’s, 3’s & 4’s.
Makes you wonder why some observer them on theirs & some folks don’t.


Could be leaving them in a hot car for a lot of their life or something along those lines. I know a lot of realtors in my area use them to take aerial photos for their listings, and just leave them in their vehicle everyday.
 
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I’ve read about the cracks on the 2’s, 3’s & 4’s.
Makes you wonder why some observer them on theirs & some folks don’t.


Could be leaving them in a hot car for a lot of their life or something along those lines. I know a lot of realtors in my area use them to take aerial photos for their listings, and just leave them in their vehicle everyday.

That might be a part of it. Also they tend to be top heavy so the landings can be a bit awkward if not on level ground.

Great drone though.
 
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Good deal, all around. You will have fun (and learn to shoot cool aerial video/photo) with the Phantom 4.
As for the cracking on P3s and 4s; I had one P3 Pro that developed cracking on the arms, under the motors. Some metal braces found on Amazon were installed and helped mitigate it.
Another solution would be to replace the outer shell completely. I have done it on a P3 Advanced, and it's not too hard to do. Just time-consuming.
 
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Looks like a nice setup GrumpyBiker, enjoy!
 
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Got over to the State Park I live next to this afternoon to get a few photos of the new dam.
I really need to look up what the filters do that AlleninWV included.
I am also still flying in the beginner mode for now.










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Awesome! You’re on your way!
 
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Nice photographs, good color contrast and shadows!
Bet your are happy with your first flight!


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I've appreciated the emails, Grumpybiker, and am glad to see you are in the air!
 
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I’ll have to take the “training wheels” off sometime & get it out of Beginner Mode.

I’m anxious to get some higher altitude shots around dusk.




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Glad it's meeting your wants, Mark!


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