However, you just spent (at least) $1,000 on your new machine and you’re nervous about your first take off.
And rightly so – our very own Alan Phillips has crashed and broken two Phantoms on their very first flights. Crashing a Phantom is as easy as it looks.
So what’s an eager techie to do?
Well, we have a lot of general advice about pitfalls to avoid and check boxes to mark before you take off but if you are looking for some guidance specific to the DJI Phantom 3, check out Buying and Flying the DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopters by Craig Issod available now on Amazon.
Craig runs droneflyers.com and has spent a wealth of time flying as many consumer drones as he can and sharing his findings with the community.
His previous published works include a book specific to the last generation of Phantoms and a general guide for getting started with drones.
The book (available for Amazon kindle) outlines everything from the anatomy of the Phantom and its controller to your first flight, maintenance, and potential modifications.
It is intended for first time pilots so experienced fliers may find the information a bit redundant but it is highly recommended if the Phantom 3 is your first drone.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com