Josh and Josh give the top 5 things a new pilot should be aware of.
Always remove the prop from your aircraft when working on it or doing radio setup. One slip can end up costing you a finger.
Another good example of why you always should remove the props.
Take care to insulate all wires properly. If any exposed metal touch your plane is going down.
The 80% rule. Never use more than 80% of the capacity of your battery. A battery checker is a great tool for checking percentages in the field.
Another way is to check the mAh put back into the battery when charging.
The "I'm gonna melt down" song with accompanied dance.