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  1. Hi Scott, Got some fly time in today before the wind picked up. Used both GO and Litchi with no problems. I didn't try waypoints ...I lost my nerve. LOL I do have a question....Sometimes after landing and cutting the motor, when I try to start up again, the motors don't start. If I turn everything completely off....basically reboot....the drone will start up. What can I do to avoid having to turn everything off? Thanks for answering my newbie questions! Wendy
  2. Thanks Scott for your input. I plan on flying tomorrow to try your suggestions and my own possibilities. I did a lot of research last night and I came up with two possible answers: 1) Waypoints "Requirements not met": After watching quite a few videos on YouTube, I think I didn't activate waypoints properly within the Litchi app after taking off in P Mode and switching over to F Mode. I'll keep you posted after my next flight. 2) I believe the beeping was because I was in F Mode and lost calibration which, according to the user manual, can happen. It showed all the signs of lost calibration: drifting and flying crazy. I'm glad I was able to land without crashing. It's a "near miss" like this that I learn the most. My best advice to newbies would be to watch as many drone "crash" videos as possible. You'll learn what not to do! I know I WILL crash at some point... but I can learn from others and delay the inevitable for as long as possible. LOL -Wendy
  3. I was all ready to use Litchi Waypoints today. Started in P Mode and sent the P3S up about 30ft. Switched to F Mode and hit play on the Litchi App. But I kept getting "Requirements not met". I moved the P3S a few feet and tried again and got the same message. Is there anything else I can try? Also, when I finally gave up on waypoints..I decided to just fly and now I realize I was flying in F Mode. AT about 50% power, the RC started beeping and I noticed yellow lights were flashing on the back of the P3S. Is this a result of flying in F Mode? Maybe loss of calibration? I'm a newbie...so be gentle. Cheers, Wendy
  4. Thanks for the great "heads up" Scott. Do you use the Litchi app more than the GO app? I would like to just uninstall the GO app and use Litchi exclusively. I really like the waypoints on the Litchi and probably will be using that mode quite a bit if all goes well. -Wendy
  5. Decided to purchase the Litchi App for my Phantom 3 Standard. I made the purchase because of it's waypoints mode...much easier to use compared to GO DJI app. I'm a little nervous to try it for the first time. Hopefully I can give it a try this weekend. I'll keep you posted. Has anyone else tried Litchi and the waypoints function? If so, what is your opinion of the app?
  6. Decided to purchase the Litchi App for my Phantom 3 Standard. I made the purchase because of it's waypoints mode...much easier to use compared to GO DJI app. I'm a little nervous to try it for the first time. Hopefully I can give it a try this weekend. I'll keep you posted. Has anyone else tried Litchi and the waypoints function? If so, what is your opinion of the app?
  7. I love this forum...especially for a beginner like me. In other forums people can be very impatient with newbies. The funny thing is...we were all newbies at one time. Thanks again! -Wendy
  8. I decided to go with the 107c+. Everything I read about it said it was slower and not as jerky as some of the other beginner minis. Beginners seem to give it high marks. I'll keep you posted. -Wendy
  9. Hey Scott, Is it a good idea to get a headless drone with altitude hold if you are new to flying drones..or is it best to learn without features like those? -Wendy
  10. Hi, I'm a newbie pilot. I'm looking for a drone that I can fly indoors and sometimes outdoors. I've done a lot of research and watched a ton of reviews on mini drones and narrowed it down to the Hubsan x4 H107c or the Hubsan x4 H107c+. I currently have a Phantom 3 Standard which I love because the RC is not overly sensitive and the Phantom is very forgiving. Since I can only fly the Phantom on my days off...I need a smaller drone that I can practice with indoors during the week. Any feedback you can provide on the Hubsan x4 or if you have any other recommendations, feel free to let me know. Thanks, Wendy
  11. Hi Todd, I actually discovered an even better solution. I have a tripod and bought an iPad mount with a tripod fitting. I think it was about $8 on Amazon. I really like it because it takes to added weight off the RC. Happy Flying! Wendy
  12. Thank-you Alan for the timely email this morning! I purchased a Phantom 3 Standard a week ago. I spent quite a bit of time watching instructional videos on YouTube and reading over the owner's manual a few times before taking my first flight. I found a large field at my local Community College that was deserted on a Sat. afternoon. My first few flights were easy and fun. Then my Phantom suddenly, it seemed, took off on me! Yikes! Because I had no experience, I started to panic which made the drone fly even crazier! My heart was pounding...I thought my drone (Vivian) was a goner. I was lucky enough to avoid a major crash. As a result, the next day I found a large, empty parking lot and spent time taking off and landing...NO HIGH FLYING. I found a great video on YouTube that provided some nice, beginner flight training skills and I purchased a $40 SYMA X5C to practice my flying skills. Moral of the story....Avoid self-inflicted heart attacks...be patient and learn how to fly before blindly blazing into the sky with your investment! )
  13. Thanks Bill! I don't know anyone with a 3D printer, but maybe I can use the design to make my own.