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  1. allentc2

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    Okay, so since Kev 'fessed up to some less-than-brilliant thinking, I reckon I ought to as well. Now I AM a complete noob to these things, but what I did tonight was pretty stupid. LOL

    I've had my P4 now for five days, and I have a whopping 4 hours or so of flying time. Yesterday I took it out for some basic familiarization. Today I flew for another couple of hours, doing more basic stuff...figure 8s, guiding the drone around the track, doing fly bys, flying between the uprights on the goal posts. That might have gotten me a little cocky. I decided this evening I would launch from my back porch, go through a relatively narrow gap between the trees, get some video of the neighborhood and come back. All was going well until I started coming back.

    As you all know, this drone has front-facing collision avoidance sensors, and sensors that face down to judge how close it is to the ground. Keep that in mind. LOL As I brought the drone in over the porch railing, it appeared to be drifting backwards into the slats on the railing. Not sure if it was me giving bad stick inputs, or perhaps I was trying to land it too close to where I was sitting and the sensors kept telling the drone to back up a bit. Whatever the cause, I try to set the drone down fast before it hits the slats.

    Well, it comes down at an angle, tips over and falls INTO the slats, immediately stopping the propellers from spinning. I push the left stick down, which under normal circumstances turns off the motors, and reach out to grab one of the skids to set the drone upright.

    Remember the downward facing sensors? Well, they are not facing down. So the drone thinks I'm telling it "Get down FAST!!!". The minute the props clear the slats......

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    Good news is the drone appears to be intact. After I put some gauze on my arm, I fired everything back up to do a system check. Seems good-to-go. Then I went to the Urgent Care for a more professional dressing than paper towels and Scotch tape. That one kinda ugly one with the meat hanging on it....that's gonna scar. LOL The video should be pretty good.
     
  2. phxbird57

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    I think most of us have scars on the arms. Mine was from a xk380. I was working on. it lift 3 nice marks.
    Hey if any one asks tell them your lady got a little wild.:cool:
     
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  3. Big Gus

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    I sliced my fingers trying to catch mine, didn't work out to good


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  4. JasonP4

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    Let me just reach in towards these 16 spinning knives.. What could go wrong? Lol that looks painful but at least you can say you mauled by a tiger or something when people ask lol

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  5. Bckmstr

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    ouch, glad your ok
     
  6. KevMo Photog

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    Holy crap man! Sorry to see this for sure. I'm sure your bird was ignoring your forward stick command because of OA man. You'll have to fly this kind of thing with OA turned off. Thanks for fessing up to doing some crazy stuff! LOL. Get well!
     
  7. KennyN

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    Ouch, that had to hurt. I'm glad to hear that you and your P4 survived to fly another day!

    I must admit, your line "That one kinda ugly one with the meat hanging on it....that's gonna scar." had me laughing, not at your injury, just the turn of phrase, as it's the kind of thing that I would say myself :)
     
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  8. allentc2

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    Oddly enough, it didn't hurt that much. Really the main thing going through my mind was " I......must.....save.....the.......motors!!" Then when I started getting whacked, it was still like "Why is this thing not shutting down?!?!?!" LOL It was a weird tingle/pins/needles/burning kinda feeling. Now it just itches.

    My ITELITE DBS02 antenna arrived today. Did a quick simple test flight to verify the drone wasn't out of alignment (or whatever drones get), installed the new antenna, went back out, checked again. IT WORKS!!! Then came in, modded the case to fit the antenna, and called it a night. All in all a productive day. Now I might go shop prop guards. :D

    Kenny, I laugh at myself all the time and encourage others to as well. Sometimes, ones purpose in life is to be a warning to others.
     
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  9. jbrown630

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    My poor border collie tried to get mine. I was flying out of LOS and thought my wife had the dog on the leash. Little did I know as I thought i was landing in front of her with the cam on her, the dog was UNDER the drone like a $%^& shark. Well.... his nose is better now, and the drone was fine, but the garage trim got dented by the drone.

    The carnage:
    <img src="Slice.jpg">
     
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  10. phxbird57

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    oh poor boy. Glad to hear his ok.
     
  11. allentc2

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    No kidding, I'd be crushed if my pet got hurt like that. :(
     
  12. rustlecrowe

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    Naw. That is my worst fear trying to land at the park and my drone doing some damage to someone elses dog!
     
  13. jbrown630

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    Thankfully (or not) it was MY dog. He was fine literally just a very shallow cut. He didn't even seem to notice the cut. But busily something to bear in mind. These things drive some animals bonkers!

    Also, know the emergency motor kill command! Left stick hard right and down + rth button.not to be used lightly or from altitude if you care about your drone! That being said these things are wicked when they tumble And or otherwise get into an un-rightable Attitude! Buzzsaw style!
     
  14. apollopark

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    [​IMG]
    Consider yourself lucky, can you imagine what a rc helicopter can do....

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  15. allentc2

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    Wow......yeah, that looks like it'll leave a mark!
     
  16. jbrown630

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    Clearly Apollo wins the carnage comparison...back to phantom carnage..[​IMG]

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  17. Big Gus

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    JasonP4? Do you have an octocoptor?


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  18. jbrown630

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    Good point. 4 rotors x 2 blades each... 8 knives...

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    He need some milk!
     
  20. SamNetwork

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    And why are you constantly in the "Most viewed threads" list? ;)