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Drone crashed and battery fell out

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Philip Arnevig, Jun 6, 2016.

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  1. Philip Arnevig

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    13384795_1779307082292912_1519139398_n.jpg 13392971_1779307085626245_897946404_n.jpg 13393225_1779307088959578_126797800_n.jpg Hello, i managed to crash my drone into a tree and it fell 10 meters to the ground, the impact made the battery fall off and crack. the gimbal guard saved my camera and i got minor scratches on the drone! i was super lucky nothing more got destoryet.

    but do you guys think i still can use the battery if i only put the aluminium thing back again?
     
  2. Karanba

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    What gimbal guard did you have ? Photo ?
     
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  3. Philip Arnevig

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    i was extremely lucky!!!! thank god i bought this for 2$ :D saved me 400
     

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    Haha, I just asked questions few days ago since I have exact the same guard and it seems to be too flexible.
    Are you sure that he saved the camera ?
     
  5. Philip Arnevig

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    im pretty sure because it fell on some railways. and there were alot of medium sized stones there so if i dint have it i think a stone would hit it :)
     
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    So it dropped 30+ feet on to train rails and the guard saved the camera obviously :) It would have been in pieces otherwise. I think with the flexibility, if the guard flexes or is pushed up in the crash, it looks like it creates a cradle for the camera. Did the camera mount on the shell break?

    As far as the battery, I would charge it up and check the cells first. Then if it looks good put the props on and let it hover a couple meters off of the ground for a few minutes while you watch the cells really close for the first flight. Make the call on your own for the battery. If it has swollen in any way I would get rid of it. I had the metal pop on one of my batteries after a crash but the battery is fine and I've used it a bunch with no problems. It had a red light after the crash and after I charged it up everything reset and it looks like new with no scratches even.
     
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    I'd use the battery. Why not??????
     
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    Reed thanks!!:) i will try it