I was out flying my P2V+ this morning in my favorite area. It's a field about 300 feet by 500 feet. There's a bank of trees on the west and south sides, but it's open to the north and east. I was doing figure 8's, and on the southbound loop of one I overshot the turn. It was headed straight for the middle of the trees, and a strong northerly wind wasn't helping. I pushed up on the throttle and it cleared the trees just in time, winding up on the other side of them. It was then that the battery warning horn started. I didn't know what was on the other side of the trees. I flipped the switch into ATTI mode, as it looked like it was going into auto return. Problem is, it wasn't facing the way I thought it was. I started running to the other side of the trees to see if there was a spot to land. I didn't occur to me to use Course Control. I always start my flights in that field heading north, so pushing forward on the pitch stick would have brought it back. I have to practice drills with that. I got to the other side of the trees, but couldn't see it. I looked at the app, and it showed altitude of 300+ feet and distance of 1300+. How did it get there? The wifi signal had been lost. Then the GPS signal went. It was gone. I figured it lost GPS when it lost all battery power, so I looked at the Where's My Phantom map. It was quite some distance away. Satellite view showed it lost signal over a subdivision. I drove over there and looked through yards. I looked for a couple of hours. There's tons of trees and high grass behind the homes. I was fully expecting to have to contact Hunch to see if he had another for sale. Then I found it. There was a concrete culvert behind the homes, and I walked along it. The Phantom missed the culvert and had landed in some grass. The trees must have broken its fall. Incredibly, there was very little damage. The gimbal had separated at the roll motor shaft, and the three-wire ribbon cable to the gimbal main housing had torn off. The propellers just had some marks; but no chips or breaks. I'd recently bought a new top shell from Hunch, and it just had a couple of lines in the matte finish. I put a fresh battery in it, and it started up just fine. No sign of motor or ESC damage. I won't know until later what, if any, damage was done to other electronics. For the last two weeks I'd been telling myself to order an RF-V16 GPS tracker, but kept putting it off. I just ordered one. My guardian angel came through for me for the 10,000th time in my life today.