Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Extremely lucky learing leasson.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by natvtrader, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. natvtrader

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    28
    While flying over the Mississippi River in St. Paul I decided I wanted to get a look at the underside of the bridge. I know you should know the area before you fly but considering where I was and what I could see with the naked eye I thought I was safe. While watching through the Ipad I could not see wires on my screen. I wasn't until the 24 second mark in the video that I realized I just passed under the wire. I did not see the wires below me on the monitor and it wasn't until I got back home and loaded the video to my computer I realized I dropped right between two wires.

     
  2. pb7424

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2014
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Two Rivers, Wisconsin
    You were very lucky! Glad it turned out well rather than reading about another Phantom going swimming ;-)
     
  3. natvtrader

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    28
    I agree pb7424. I see you are from the Two Rivers area, I live in Bowler over in Shawano, CO.
     
  4. mal is up

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    3
    Yep, very lucky, I had a similar experience shooting some waterfalls in Aus. Wasnt overly familiar with the area and went about a meter above powerlines strung accross the gorge. Noticed them on the vid feed and lifted altitude for the return. Scary **** but I should have done a lil more research beforehand.
     
  5. RoyVa

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    Messages:
    2,246
    Likes Received:
    449
    Location:
    Virginia
    The pilot God's where with you on that one. Don't know if you have three lives ot not. Don't think so as I read about to many crashes. Happy flying!
     
  6. natvtrader

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    28
    I thought about shooting up but then I thought maybe I was in a string of wires and couldn't see them. Then my thought was well I'll just back the same way I came in and drop down on my way out. I kind of chuckle about it now thinking that I couldn't get any luckier.

    If I did have 3 lives I think I burned them all up on this one!
     
  7. 750r

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    420
    Location:
    Pa, USA
    Looks like you threaded the needle :D
     
    Fplvert likes this.
  8. L.Chaney

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    49
    LUCKY!! Wow!
     
  9. Vanjo Grale

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2015
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    OBX North Carolina
    I had a similar experience early in my flying - wires hidden by trees from my line of sight, but they sure looked big in the viewfinder when I flew over them! I really look hard for stuff behind stuff now.