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Bad bad bad day (recovered bird)

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Tony Cowan, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Tony Cowan

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    Took my drone out yesterday as the weather was beautiful. Went to the skyway and was using different apps. Screen recorder in litchi. Then switched to fpv goggles. All was going well. Finally lots of kite boarders came to hidden beach and I tried vertical studios was doing well filming them. I said. Wow it's kind of windy. Let me read in atti mode to see how much of a drift. Soon as I did my drone started head for the hungry trees. Ooh my god. On panic. I yawed it and it full throttle to get out of there. Should have just went higher. The wind pushes me right to the top of a pine tree where I got stuck. All the surfer guys were like ****!!!! Call a tree friend of mine and went to meet him in his boom truck. By the time I. Came back. My drone was gone one surfer guy said another surfer went home yo get his climbing gear. They did not want to rat on him. I called surfer instructed which he was teaching those guys. He says he find out which guy. Hoping. I get it back. Lesson learned. Murphy's law. Trees are hungry. Don't judge wind with atti. Yikes!!!!


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  2. CCDD

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    Sorry to hear this Tony. Time for another P3P, just jump on one of those $799 deals when they resurface.
     
  3. Tony Cowan

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    I still have a remote and charger. :(


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  4. CCDD

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    You might be able to sell it to the guy that stole your bird.
     
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    Check Craigslist and eBay locally to see if he has put it on there. I hope you find it soon. Good luck.
     
  6. Tim in Florida

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    Oh man. Sorry to hear this. Any chance you are referring to the Skyway Bridge in FL? By Maximo's?
     
  7. Tony Cowan

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    Exactly where I was.


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  8. Tony Cowan

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    Brutal


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  9. Tim in Florida

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    I am in Madeira Beach. Local! Anyway... so sorry to hear about this!!! I hope you are able to get it back somehow. Technically, it was stolen WITH witnesses. I recommend you get a police report. If that area is handled by St. Petersburg police and you have any issues with getting an investigation underway, let me know.
     
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    tony guy on craigslist yesterday selling p3p for $300 no remote or battery local
     
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  11. Tim in Florida

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    I just looked on CL and couldn't find it.

    UPDATE - FOUND the ad. In case the dude deletes it:

    DJI Phantom Professional

    Phone is: (740) 385-1685 ext. 740

    Says his accessory bag got stolen.
     
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  12. flpholt

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    just seen it
     
  13. flpholt

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    DJI Phantom Professional - $300 (TAMPA)
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  14. flpholt

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    its on there
    contact name:
    • maurice
    callcall or texttext:
    • ☎ (740) 385-1685 ext. 740
    reply by email:
    • 3fkfv-5500239668@sale.craigslist.org
     
  15. flpholt

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    there you go
     
  16. Tony Cowan

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    Thanks. I'm calling now. I'll take it.


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  17. Tony Cowan

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    Number is disconnected.


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    Nice work, flpholt. Very interested to see how this plays out.
     
  19. Tony Cowan

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    I dialed the number. But it's no good.


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