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First Crash

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by murphy10fs, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. murphy10fs

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    I'm holidaying in a quiet harbour village called Solva in South Wales UK, on our first day here the annual raft race was being held in the harbour, so I decide to film it with my P2. I got about 10 minutes of good footage then this happened, my first crash... http://youtu.be/9rha9aJuU6U
     
  2. WPSPETE

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    What happened?
     
  3. murphy10fs

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    I simply misjudged the distance I was from the trees :(

    Following this, one damaged prop, but all working ok apart from that.
     
  4. WPSPETE

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    Ah ok thats good to hear. I was flying in front of my house and I flew close to a tree and panicked a bit and almost flew into it. Lucky you did not mess the gimbal and go pro.
     
  5. Elfman12

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    Only a prop damaged? Good to hear. The gimbals can sometimes get jacked on hits like that, glad it's ok!
     
  6. sidebox

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    The horrible mechanical scream made it sound a lot worse...
     
  7. hongkaakon

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    Wow! That sound after the crash sounded like the Phantom was butthurt!

    Jeez! Lucky only a prop got beat!
     
  8. Musicman

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    Fly slower. :) Also better when you film such a beautifull location.
     
  9. Clipper707

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    Was it easy to find? Did you have FPV all the way in?