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  1. offsite

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    I ripped through a tree and into another tree at 33mph in sport mode today. Bounced around, and up and down the tree before landing on the ground. Battery popped out and a little mud on the props were the results. A P3 would have been destroyed. I popped the battery back in and kept flying.


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  2. Ghost Rider

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    Why did you do this?
     
  3. chuirasmi

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    Lol kool


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  4. offsite

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    Well, clearly not planned. Walking with my kids, took my eye off it for a blink of an eye on a fairly windy day.


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  5. Ghost Rider

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    LOL. 10-4. You got lucky dude. Take advantage.
     
  6. offsite

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    Yup. Definitely got lucky. After a later further inspection I found a piece of the landing gear had popped out. Returned to the scene and found the piece. It snapped right back into place. [​IMG]

    Everything else seems all good, and flys just as new.


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  7. martybabe

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    Good to know it's resilient, I'd rather you tell me that than have to find out for myself ;).

    I had a close call with sport mode Yesterday, it's a great feature but man you've gotta keep your eye on the ball

    Glad the birds still good.
     
  8. BDOG

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    Thats impressive! I bet since the shell is so smoothed out it helps the P4 glance off things.

    The P4 spit out it battery - Phatoooeeee... and exclaimed " I don't want any part of this"
     
  9. offsite

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    Didn't even have it recording, but in the DJI log I can see where it bounced off the first tree spun a few times before it was stopped by the second tree.


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  10. Ghost Rider

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    I watched that Gizmodo chooch intentionally wrecking the Phantom 4 they let his dumb *** test and it didn't mess it up when he backed it into that backstop. I guess it's like any other aircraft crash. It depends on the type of impact.

    The thing that sucks about these quadcopters is the lift characteristics. In my crash, I was giving it stick that would have recovered it had I not lost a prop and or if it was a plane that lost power. But when these things lose one of the four motors, you're done.
     
  11. John Locke

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    Sounds like you were "off sight", or your "sight was off" :p