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Birds Attack My Phantom 3

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Munc, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Munc

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  2. envisionabove

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    Looks like a Falcon

    You must of been near the nest site, thank goodness the Falcon was okay.
    The park service loves this stuff i bet.
     
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    It was big whatever it was, and there were two of them
     
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    It's unclear from the video what happened there.
    Can you give some more details?
    One bird or birds?
    Did it attack or warn you off or just come in for a close look?

    You got some interesting close-up of it coming in.
    That bird is a falcon and looks like a Peregrine Falcon.
    They always live around cliff sites and kill other birds by diving on them at great speed and knocking the stuffing out of them.
    In a power dive it's the fastest bird in the world.
    I've had them look interested in my Phantom but I always withdrew rather than see what they could do to a Phantom.
     
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    Wasn't at a park, it was a rock quarry
     
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    I would say ya lucky as if that bird had wanted ya it would have had ya !!!
    Give ya a pucker factor of about 9 huh ! :eek:
    Good save ;)
     
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    Getting the hell out of Dodge was the right move. Great video.
     
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    Well I was flying at this rock quarry in So Cal where people off-road and motorcycles ride. They also do rock climbing there. Anyhow I'm flying for about 10 minutes and see these ATV's on the ridge so I take the phantom up there off the ridge and these two birds start flying by the phantom. I immediately pull the phantom back and they start chasing it. I was going 30mph and they kept coming. I landed and left.
     
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    Wow 183mph, guess I didn't outrun him afterall
     
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    240 the next week. Just incredible that their shape can generate that.
     
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    Told em if the bird had wanted em he would have had em !
    We in their house when we up ! ;)
     
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    I've upset some hawks, and an eagle, before. But they've never gone after the Phantom. Of course, as soon as I saw them circling in the sky, I returned to my launch point and landed.
     
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    Amazing footage. Glad your bird is safe.
     
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    Slightly off topic but my head always alters the grammatical meaning of the video titles.

    I read: Phantom 3: Professional bird attack.

    Kinda works as these birds are not amateurs.
     
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    I see buzzards a lot, huge birds. I haven't heard of them attacking these yet but when I see them I bring the P3 back. Don't want to take any chances.
     
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    CGI bird? People... that doesn't look real to you does it?
     
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    I can assure you it is real, surprised the hell outta me when it happened
     
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    Maybe real then... I am just saying that the lighting and appearance of the bird looks like a CGI bird.