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Crashed today wind gust. Need opinion on Shell

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by EF11546, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. EF11546

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    Hi Everyone,

    Well it finally happened my first crash and of course it had to be into a cement chimney. It happened on take off everything was fully calibrated, safe to fly GPS so I took off maybe not in the widest of opened areas but I have flown here before. Upon launching about 40 feet in the air an unexpected wind just pushed it right into the chimney. Anyways, the gimbal broke off on 1 spot and the props as well. I ordered the new pieces but I noticed a nice gash on the top part of the shell. After replacing the props and while I wait for the gimbal vibration pad to come in I wanted to make sure everything else was fine. I took off just in front of my house and hovered everything appears to be ok. My question is do i replace the shell or hold off for a bit. Attached is the pic. I just want everyones advice i would hate to have it crash or get lost because of it.
    Thanks in advance

     
  2. bobmyers

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    Just got this error message on your attachment.
    The wiki is currently closed for maintenance. It will be available again shortly.
     
  3. EF11546

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    Thanks. I attached a picture let me know if it works
     

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  4. jasonb777

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    just fly it, the gash adds character:D You don't have anything to worry about...
     
  5. RedHotPoker

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    Gosh, that does seem like a nasty gouge, but aside from that, you got away very lucky.
    Not a consolation, but you must admit, It could have been so much, far more worse.

    Patch her up, and fly another day.

    & Please Find a more Open area to cut her Loose in.

    RedHotPoker
     
  6. EF11546

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    Thanks everyone. The one day I wasn't going to fly but a neighbor asked for aerial shot of his new construction. I am just glad it wasn't much worse or costly. We will see how she flys once I get the bracket and maybe replace the shell in the future as along as she flies well.
     
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    Us musicians call that "adding character" when we bang up our guitars. You will probably trim a few trees and have a few hard landings in your future. I say leave every scar. It will look like a Star Wars prop after a couple years. Think of all the beer drinking stories you will have of your adventures as a quad pilot.
     
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    Thanks Fan-Tom and your probably right but the beer drinking stories will be the best. Lol
     
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  10. EF11546

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    Lol that's great
     
  11. RedHotPoker

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    Oh sure I jest, while only trying to make you feel better about your minor mishap. There is actually nothing funny about this video.
    & yet I laugh like a fool, every time I witness the knuckle headed move.

    I bet he fires it up again, only this time, you don't want to see...

    RedHotPoker
     
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    Could have ended in a castration or a beheading!:eek::eek::eek::eek::cool::cool::cool::D:D:D
     
  13. EF11546

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    I was going to say the same thing. Lucky he still has both heads :D:D
     
  14. RedHotPoker

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    Or worse, he lives to fly another day...
    Showing off his RC stick prowess and piloting finesse, to friends, loved family, coworkers.

    Where is the FAA now? ;-)

    Surprise!!

    RedHotPoker
     
  15. bobmyers

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    Well, he probably wasn't in a designated NO FLY ZONE:D:D
     
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    Wonder how everything Phantom 3, is going for You @bobmyers?
    You must be a beta tester for Apple. Because you are the very first pilot I know of, with an iPad Air 3.

    "P3Pv1.3.2-- RC v1.3.2 DJI GO App: v2.0.0
    IPad Air 3: iOS 8.3
    QAV 500-GoPro3"

    Blank stare, and still on iOS 8.3, you survivor... ;-)

    RedHotPoker
     
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    Sorry for your crash. Looks like the gimbal guard is pretty pointless?
     
  18. bobmyers

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    Phantom 3 is going great for now even with the "latest upgrades" which I don't usually do until everyone else does the beta testing:D I like the Go App releases in IOS -- no issues thus far-- No I am not a beta tester for Apple, but I really like this IPAD (Air 3) -- works well-- still on 8.3 since there may be some issues with 9-- except it overheats in the direct sunlight -- so I sit in the AC truck most of the time:D:D:D:D and shade when I can find it. Notice I said shade. I am a shade tree flyer.. Enjoy your humor and comments-- Cheers:):):)
     
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    I have been asking and joking about the iPad Air 3 for weeks.
    Where did you get an iPad Air 3? ;-)
    Do tell... Inquiring minds need to know. Hahaha

    RedHotPoker
     
  20. Richard in ky

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    I ran into a chimney also and wasn't so lucky. I will always wonder if I had prop guards on if it would have saved me about $600. Does anyone have any experience of running into something going slow using them.