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New phantom pilot in Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by MassDrone, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. MassDrone

    Jan 10, 2016
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    Boston MetroWest
    Greetings. I'm one of those lucky ones who received a Phantom for Christmas. It came as a complete surprise, but my wife apparently listened to my mindless babble about quadcopters for the last year and got me a new Phantom 1.1.1.

    Less than a month later I almost lost my little bird when the battery gave out over a pond with a thin skim of ice. Fortunately, my neighbor has a rowboat and an adventurous teenager, so with a little chopping of the ice we were able to effect a rescue. Extra bonus: the camera was still running and pointed at the open water, so there was good video of the rescue from the Phantom's perspective. See the video here: Phantom on Ice - YouTube | DJI Phantom Forum

    I'm enjoying reading lots of helpful ideas here, and maybe someday I can contribute as well.

    I'm an instrument-rated private pilot, so I do appreciate the interests of the aviation community in preserving everybody's safety.
  2. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
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    May 9, 2014
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    Amory Mississippi
    Welcome to the forum Mass :)
    instrument-rated huh .
    Cool video ;)