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Lucky crash!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Guy bb, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Guy bb

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    Well it's really nasty weather here in Israel but I just had to let my p3p fly. I was flying it low in the backyard when I got distracted and with the wind the phantom drifted a meter to the left. It then hit a small statue I have in the garden, dropped about a foot, flipped upside down and then I cut the rotors.
    Damage report:
    One rotor chipped at several places,
    Grass and some dirt on the shell.

    I then decided to check if it was working. Took it up a couple of feet, hovered around for a minute and landed. Everything seemed perfect.

    Turned the phantom off and then turned it back on. Gimbal does its little dance as usual but then drops down like a flaccid (you know what) . Now I'm worried. Open dji go and there's no video and a no signal warning. Telemetry is fine but no video. Upon turning the phantom off again I notice the battery blinking red after turning off.
    Battery out and in again - no difference.
    Phantom off and on - still no go.
    Phone off and on - no video. Gimbal still limp after its initial dance.

    I don't know why I decided to try it but after some thinking I took the SD card out and put it back in and voila - everything is perfect once more.

    Now is that strange or what.
     
  2. Wibble

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    Extremely odd. You had a lucky escape!
    You made me realise something though. Drones are MUCH older than we thought. Look at this statue - now we know how it lost it's arms.................... Venus_de_Milo_in_the_Musee_de_Louvre.jpg
     
  3. Guy bb

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    That's at least caused by an inspire though! LoL