. . . your face hurts from smiling ear-to-ear for a full tank of fuel because the Pantera was just so pleasant to fly. . . . you pull out of a monster stall turn about 6 feet off the ground - hauling butt - and your Pantera locks into her heading for the full length of the field and just keeps going like there's no end in sight.
. . . you don't feel guilty about the money you spend on toy helicopters because you know your Pantera is several hundred dollars less expensive than the latest greatest, exotic creation out there. . . . you can equate how comfortable the Pantera is to fly with how comfortable you feel in your favorite recliner. . . . you put your Pantera back in the car after burning another 4 tanks and realize you can't even remember the last time you actually had to do anything to your helicopter to be ready for the next flying session. ... other pilots compliment you on how smoothly you fly and you know deep down that that the Pantera is more responsible for this than you are.
... your plank flying buddies go crazy when they see your Pantera making a beautiful - moderate speed low pass - with the landing gear skids scraping down the center of the runway for about 20 feet!
... you find yourself enjoying how smoothly the Pantera cruises around about as much as you enjoy how much fun she is when you're banging the sticks around.