The Phantom arrived yesterday. I watched a video on YouTube showing how to assemble it in less than 10 minutes. I succeeded in doing it in only three and a half hours, more or less. It helps if you use the leg screws on the legs and the rotor guard screws on the rotor guards, rather than the other way around. Also, screwing Allen head screws with a Phillips head screwdriver is really hard. Then it took me all day today to calibrate the compass, including one hour and twenty minutes on hold with DJI support.
So it wasn’t a great experience getting started, but I did get it running and let it lift off for a few seconds. Tomorrow I should be able to fly it for real. Here we’ve had a drought all winter and I finally get my flying toy and we have a week in rain forecast. Bad timing. Well, I’ll take the rain if we can get it, but I may be able to sneak in some air time. Stay tuned.