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  1. Dr.tones

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    Here's the video of how I retrieved my lost/crashed drone. Thanks again to all that helped in the effort of locating it! Oh... The things I do to retrieve my crashed drone.
     
  2. flyboy73

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    Congratulations. Thanks for sharing your lessons with us. Hopefully your experience will save others some grief.
     
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  3. mdh2861

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    This is an amazing story, I hope you posted this video in your original thread.
     
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  4. Dr.tones

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    Sure did! Thanks!
     
  5. ftttu

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    I'm with you brother. No drone left behind!
     
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  6. craigsdal

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    Very nicely done! Congrats!
     
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  7. Soad70

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    Congrats on getting it back and we'll done on the effort to get it back. Great story and video......... And great people and advice here to make it happen.


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  8. tberton

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    I learned from your mishap, this kind of information sets in, and hard to forget. Fabulous reconstruction.


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  9. WilsonFlyer

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    Excellent!
     
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  10. allentc2

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    Awesome video!!!! Great ending to the story. :)
     
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  11. r62ewa

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    Critical to do your settings checks before your flight, especially your Return to Home height in relation to your environment. Over the weekend I had an AC disconnect and a RTH trigger, once I got signal back I stopped the RTH and just in time as the AC was flying straight at a hillside. I couldn't figure out whey it wasn't higher until I rechecked the RTH height and it was set to 40 meters, a setting I have never used. I don't know how it got set to 40 meters but it nearly caused a crash, so it is critical to double check everything, complacency can be expensive.
     
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  12. Niko-SPB

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    Nice video. Great operation


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  13. BA577

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    Great video! Thanks for putting this together. Very informative
     
  14. Wolffboy

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    Great video - you got lucky.
    I have had settings reset to defaults after firmware updates, so I check those and max out the RTH altitude