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I'm bummed !!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hdrider, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. hdrider

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    I received my new Phantom and GPro 3 a few days ago. I have taken it to a local football field over 3 days and flown through 8 batteries practicing and taking some very boring footage all the time.
    Today I figured I would take it along the river and get some shots. I hit 4 different areas along the river and flew long enough between them to expend 2 batteries (that's all I have) and headed home to see what I had captured.
    Once home and in front of the computer I realized that every video was 4 seconds long :oops:
    I took the camera off and messed with it for a while still getting the same results. While sitting on hold with GoPro I kept messing with it until I finally changed the setting away from Protune and it started working as it should. Of course I was on hold with GoPro for 20 min. and just as I figured it out a rep picked up the line as I was about to hang up. Geezzzzz.
    Oh well, I spent a couple nice hours along the river I guess, just no proof LOL!!!.
     
  2. N017RW

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    And obtained experience along the way. ;)
     
  3. LuvMyTJ

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    Get a better memory card. The Gopro, especially the black, is fussy about what cards it likes. Try a SanDisk Extreme or a Lexar 633X both class 10 and both work well with all settings on the Gopro.
     
  4. Camicus

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    Well most posts that start off like this end up with the bird being lost or damaged. So consider yourself lucky. haha :D
     
  5. hdrider

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    Yep, the bright side is I flew through 2 more batteries with no mishaps. I overcame the jitters I had by flying in a new area for the first time (well maybe not totally), more experience under my belt and some great view even if I can't share them.
    Only one pucker moment when I lost orientation of the bird and I was headed towards a tree. I paniced for a second and then just let go of the controls until it settled in one spot and I could figure out just what I needed to do. Thinking back I should have gone up away from danger but in my mind at the moment up meant UP UP AND AWAAAAY LOL!!! I need to get passed that feeling and trust the bird.
    When I bought the memory card the salesman did say he was out of the better ones but I figured this one would be fine (guess again I guess). And I guess it gives me a good reason to head to the river again tomorrow!! See, there IS a bright side.
     
  6. ProfessorStein

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    Just think of it as an opportunity to go back out some other day and get even better footage now that you've practiced flying! ;)
     
  7. Buckaye

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    yeah... that sucks... but I thought you were going to say you plopped it in the water... so in my head this is a VICTORY!
     
  8. brad90631

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    Make sure the firm ware in your gopro is up to date.
     
  9. skyeye_rogelio

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    There are much worse things...glad your bid is ok and lives to fly another day...good luck!!