Ok, I've sent my first drone off to be repaired.
I just got my second one yesterday, and have flown it 5 or 6 times without any single problem. No flipping or anything.
I've actually landed this one much harder than the other one, but it just keeps on going.
It's quite a bit of fun when it works, I'm hoping this issue with it flipping is just a batch of bad parts and I'll get the other one back and won't have any problems with it.
I turned off the altitude limit and flew it pretty high and was checking out the neighborhood houses through the camera, which was really cool.
One thing I did notice, people had talked about their drones 'flying away' when they got high up, and I was being very watchful to make sure this didn't happen with mine. At one point when it was about 15 meters up I accidentally hit the land button, the lights all turned green and it started to oscillate up and down then started to climb while displaying 'Ultrasound error'. I frantically hit the down button and was able to get it back down where the ultrasound was picking up the ground and it immediately landed. I'm wondering if there's a bug if the ultrasound is out of range and you try to land it ends up in a funky state and climbs away. I'm going to be very careful not to hit the land button. I could've hit the emergency button, but from that high up I imagine it would've been damaged when it hit, although as a last resort I was ready to press it.
I'll have to see about doing some videos too. I actually handed my iPad to my neighbor who's never flown anything RC and he was able to pick it up VERY fast, especially when I told him just to let go and it would go into a hover.
Parrot has done a nice job on the controls, and made it easy for novices, while still giving experts the control they want.
Now if my other one can get fixed I can start having dogfights