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How many happy safe flights verses fly away crashes and bad flights

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bob Simmons, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Bob Simmons

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    After reading the many bad ending story's im wondering how many have had great flights verses the bad ones.
     
  2. Bob Simmons

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    I have about 10 non eventful flights on a DJI Phantom standard 3
     
  3. BigAl07

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    Keep in mind that most people don't take the time to go online to talk about how GREAT their thing-a-dooger is and come online to seek solutions to problems and get help from mistakes. So going by that you see that the forum is heavily one-sided in that meaning.

    Some of us have hundreds (and more) flights with no crashes or bad experiences while others aren't so lucky.
     
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  4. Cobs

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    You take the rough with the smooth and learn from it, i still replace props a lot due to my flying thru trees etc.
     
  5. Suhail78

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    I've had my bird since august, and have flown it about 75 times i would say........only had 2 close calls, and both were my fault.......first day i had the drone, i clipped at tree branch that sent her tumbling, luckily she fell back into a hover and i was able to bring her home safe.....second time i was flying over water and wanted to fly backwards to capture the shoreline, and instead of pulling down on the right stick, i pulled down on the left stick, and almost put her down into the lake! so 2 incidents (both my fault) out of 75 flights, i'd say thats a pretty good statistic towards how great these birds fly.
     
  6. RC Madman

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    I would say 95% + in the good and only a small handful of OH S%$# flights. I have only had 2 flyaways (On non-DJI craft) and one was a defect on my ESC and the other was weak double sided tape that was holding the FC in place came loose causing the craft to bank uncontrollably but I managed to ditch it in some tall weeds without any damage.

    I had a close call with my Phantom 3A on my second flight. I did not check the home point that was recorded and when testing RTH I almost landed on a tree. I have been running Litchi which seems to record the home point much better than the Go app.
     
  7. Great Pumpkin

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    No bad flights to write home to mother about except three damaging crashes, all my fault, in the first week of owning a P2V, but no bad flights whatsoever in the next 2 and 1/2 years, and none at all flying a P3P for nearly a year.
     
  8. rge

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    I've had 289 flights on my P4 since June totaling 210 miles with one serious user error resulting in DJI care having to repair


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    More then 50 safe flight(some in litchi)
    1 crash where it was not OP nor Drone fault. My dog bit the drone out of the air while landing and slamming it in to the ground. I had to change the props and landing gear(damaged due to dog teeth)

    Phantom 4 and new to drones.



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  10. hudster

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    I crashed my phantom 3 pro maybe 3 times, the first 2 were my mistakes because of pre programming the litchi waypoints wrong, not counting for elevation for my first crash, and putting a negative elevation for my second crash by accident. The last and final crash, I was flying it into too strong of a wind and flipped it upside when making a quick turn. That is now sold for parts only! I now have a phantom 4 and definitely learned from my stupid mistakes!


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