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Another Idiot

Discussion in 'News' started by snowghost, Oct 27, 2015.

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    I know of an instance where this happened locally with an Inspire. They were filming a parade and flying FPV. They decided to go up and do a flyover. When he ascended, he hit the power lines and it knocked out the power for a couple of blocks and fried the Inspire.

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  3. Meta4

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    This is what can happen when your drone has conductive carbon fibre arms.
    Shorting out powerlines is unlikely to be an issue for a Phantom though.
     
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    True. Unnecessary bad press though in these hysterical times.