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Favorite Flight So Far, and Also Hello!

airhokie

Junior Member
#1
Listened to a podcast and knew I had to join the forums after. I'm still getting used to editing video, but I'm pretty proud of this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aztQihUoTE

I'm flying a DJI Phantom (I know, I know, but hear me out):
- Replaced props, motors, radio, & landing gear.
- Added dual-battery mount, gimbal (after that flight), & FPV.
So there's quite a lot of sweat and labour pushed into the machine. It's definitely AirHokie and not just another DJI Phantom. All the parts are integrated into the body; starting with the RTF machine allowed me to build what I wanted as I learned.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video and I look forward to reading more through the community.

Thanks.
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#2
There's nothing wrong with the DJI stuff. What is wrong is how some people use it. It makes people who have never flown think they can fly anywhere. You made a great video and it looks like you are doing all the right things, staying away from people and property, not flying over crowds or from a balcony in the city. That is fairly specific as not long ago, a fresh pilot with what looked like no experience, took off from a balcony in the city and crashed into a few buildings before the poor multi finally gave up and tumbled to the street. Gives what we do a very bad black eye since that is exactly the kind of stuff the media will blow out of proportion and use as fodder for the anti-"drone" BS we all see so much on now.

I'm sorry. You made a really nice video and me ranting shouldn't be your welcome to the forum! I did really like the video. Keep them coming!
And welcome to Flite test! Now that is a proper welcome!