P3 Being delivered in a few days - Startup Advice??

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I had a P2 for a short while. No issues, followed the manual. Got good pictures and video. Had a chance to return it. Winter was coming on. Glad I waited and got a P3 coming from Amazon.

Where to start with the P3? Charge the batteries and follow the manual?

Any special apps?

I'll be using an iPhone 6 plus and thinking about getting an Apple tablet. Which one?
 
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From one new guy to another:

- Download the manuals. The ones online are more detailed than what's in the box. Read them.
- Read a lot here. Ask questions if you get confused. There are some myths floating around and different opinions on a few things (that likely really don't matter).
- Charge the batteries. The first time the controller will take longer than you think.
- Download the DJI Pilot app (you can do that now). This is really the only app so far.
- Do your IMU calibration
- Before you fly the first time, do a compass calibration (make sure you read how and where)
- Look at the thread here about checklists also.
- Even with your prior experience, I'd say stay in beginner mode for the first couple of flights.

I upgraded my iPad to the Air 2. I think the Air would be a good choice also, but since I use my iPad at work as well, I went ahead and upgraded to the newest model. There's lots of debate over cellular or not and several threads on that. I got the cellular model mainly to have the GPS, but I'm thinking of activating the data plan since I seem to forget to cache maps before going out to fly!

You'll love the P3!!

Chris
 
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The P3 you do not turn the motors off in the way you do with your P2!
When aircraft has landed PUSH & HOLD THROTTLE DOWN.
The motors will stop after three seconds.
THAT IS ALL! do not touch other stick.

All the best!
 
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It's exactly the same .. maybe you didn't read that section of the P2 manual?
P2

P3
Your absolutely right - I did not read the P2 manual - I certainly did not print one off the DJI website like I did for the P3.
However, I believe I used method 1 last night like I have done countless times with my P2 & my P1's.

I will be using method 2 from now on.
Glad you came and set it right for Bill, I just read your post in Shatty's "crash" thread and came here to correct my
earlier post.
 

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