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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jrtrip2, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. jrtrip2

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    Let me start off saying this was USER error and not a DJI issue. I've done many videos of rural areas (lakes, natural bridges, etc) with great success and no issues with the P3P whatsoever. Yesterday I decided to get some city shots of downtown Lexington, KY. I take off fine and fly below a couple of cranes with a very cool shot then move over to the 5/3 bank building (the tallest building in the city) and as I went behind I lost contact. I had recently read a couple similar stories so I didn't freak out. After not getting any contact I rebooted everything and still had no contact. As I was trying to find a better angle to where I last saw my aircraft a couple stopped to ask me, "hey, are you flying a drone?"...I told them they may have caught me on my worst day and I may have lost my drone. Hours go by as myself and 2 of my kids are searching for a crashed Drone. I called the police department in case it landed somewhere that caused any accident/injury and got nothing. I was hoping the whole time that it landed/crashed on top of that tall building. We never found it. Sunday morning I thought what the heck I'll go down and see what I see..I walk around that tallest building and found nothing...I go to other buildings to see if they could see the top of the building I thought I crashed on...nothing. I went to the building I thought I crashed on and was shocked to see there was a person there. I told them what had occurred and let them know what happened. The security guard let me know that his partner had just reported a drone on top of the building. Insert hallelujah music here. His partner shows up and they show me a video of the top of the building and there it is (they wouldn't let me take pics of their security camera shots). Any way, there it is. It may get rained on but I know where it is and it didn't land on anyone! I am thrilled. I was praying to St. Anthony the whole time and he came thru again! I will update this based on what occurs tomorrow when I hope to get my P3P back.
     
  2. jrtrip2

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    That was meant to be Lexington. Kentucky
     
  3. glataif

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    Catholic?
     
  4. jrtrip2

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    Yes I am. At Anthony has never let me down!
     
  5. jrtrip2

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    St Anthony....how much do I hate spell check?
     
  6. JKDSensei

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    I can see the need for heavy lifting "rescue" drones now.
     
  7. RedHotPoker

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    I hope you learned a valuable lesson here.
    Flying around behind tall buildings, is a natural hazard, waiting for an accident to happen. You're very lucky, it didn't land on some body...

    Wishing that it is all right, and you can retrieve it.

    RedHotPoker
     
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  8. ianwood

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    Urban flying is a different ballgame. It takes a lot of time, effort and most importantly, safety preparation. And unless you make that effort, it's not recommended. As I'm sure you now know heading straight for the tallest building is not a good idea.
     
  9. JKDSensei

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    Wasn't this thread several pages long at one time?
     
  10. RyanK

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    Yeah, I know I've read this thread before, but it's telling me it's a new one. Anyway, I'd love to hear the outcome. Were you able to get your P3 back?