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My first "almost" crash

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by vrso2, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. vrso2

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    So, i went for morning flight around my neighborhood following water channel on FPV when all the sudden something went wrong. What happen i figured when i got home and replay video clip.
    It look like i hit one of the tree (top side branches) and copter collapsed but regained control. I was so lucky, because that was only part wit not frozen surface, so my copter would end up in frozen water :)

    http://youtu.be/Xc9ILyEJUww
     
  2. gbshovel

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    yes you are lucky, this would've been a fly away post if it didn't recover :lol:
     
  3. vrso2

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    lets call it "sink away" at that point ;)
     
  4. vrso2

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    ....and here is full video from today morning


    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34HxrrMt-oI[/youtube]
     
  5. GMANNZ

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    Unsure what clipping a tree has to do with alleged flyaways ?? ... anyway nice views ...... is classic seeing winter clips when its summer outside :)
     
  6. phantom1972

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    Were you flying FPV or by looking at it? The reason I ask is that you crabbed into the tree, and if an FPV view (if the same as the view from your camera) didn't have the tree top in the FOV, you were doomed because you couldn't see where you were going. If you were flying close to trees, any inability to see in the actual direction of travel is a HUGE worry. DJI says backing into objects while FPV flying (now against THE RULES), is in the top 10 crash causes. You have a variation of "backing up" (out of view!) LOL.

    If you were watching from the ground, you screwed up. LOL. In any case, I'm glad things didn't turn out worse.