I finally had an opportunity a couple of weeks ago to fly my new SJRC F11 in an open area and it went fairly well, except for one issue: I had it hovering about 10 feet in the air and started to move it forward. I was walking behind it as it flew and it went about 20 feet or so, then it started to rapidly move backwards about 30 feet. I regained control and brought it back to where I was standing, but it seemed like every time I would get it about 5-10 feet in front of me it would reverse that same 30 feet or so.
Am I supposed to just stand in one position and let this thing fly away from me, relying on the image on my phone to monitor its flight, or can I move around while the bird is flying to keep my eyes on it?
I tthink I may have this figured out: reading the manual it says that the default setting is "Beginner Mode" and that limits the flight distanc to about 30 meters, so if I try to walk it around, and it ends up at that limit it will automatically return to home. So I'll try turning off Beginner Mode, or try the Follow Me mode and see what happens!
It is an easy quad to fly for a beginner - I spent a few hours in my back yard getting used to it. We live less than 5 miles from a general aviation airport so I called them and they said so long as I kept it a rooftop height or less I was good. We are in a standard size suburban California lot so I don't have a lot of room but I am able to maneuver it around, get it high enough to check our solar panels on the roof, etc. I tried flying it in headless mode once, and that was the only time I ever ran it into the side of the house! I haven't had much opportunity to fly it recently but I still think it's a great little machine!