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Don't forget your floaties

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by PWdrone, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. PWdrone

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    Beautiful day, perfect for some following the boat footage. Feeling confident, I left the floaties I had made several weeks ago. It was probably some of the best footage I had recorded to date. The battery alarm sounds, and I start to bring her back to the boat. With a headwind making this a bit difficult,and considering the safety of the others in the boat , it took just a bit longer than I expected . you guessed it. It was two feet from the back of the boat when the battery gave out. They will sink like a rock. The obligatory sick feeling ensued, but it was my own fault. The missus was sympathetic, but had a few" I told you so " looks. So the wait till a new P3 arrives, begins. Hopefully not too long. Lesson learned.
     
  2. flpholt

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    sorry for your loss that stupid wind does it every time
     
  3. DroneDestination

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    Sorry for your loss, and the fact that it was so close. Next time, I think you'll be sure to bring it back with more than enough battery.
     
  4. Meta4

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    If you fly over water, you need a safety margin and shouldn't wait for a low battery alarm.
    Headwinds just mean you need to increase the safety margin.
     
  5. mdowney58

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    Bummer! Lost at sea?

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  6. PWdrone

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    Lost it in the Atlantic intercostal waterway. Probably 40 to 50 foot depth.
     
  7. Michael Humphrey

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    I think I would have dove in, threaded water with drone held high.


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