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P2V Close Call !

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by gfinney49@gmail.com, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. gfinney49@gmail.com

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    Did a real estate listing video yesterday in some really tight quarters for the first flight, and almost the last! Was in a concrete drive way surrounded by trees, with four cars parked within 5 feet of take off point plus a heavy duty metal fence only about 15 feet away. Got home lock an up to about 20 feet then all hell broke loose....guess GPS got confused with all that metal around...my bee made a 3/4 yaw to the left and oh shucks! Tree only inches away and sticks were reversed with orientation...thank God I thought where the front was and was able to hit the right stick to move the bee to the left just in a nick of time. Only about two inch clearance or the shoot would have ended with a crash into the concrete or a parked car roof! Someone was looking out after me and I am grateful.

    https://vimeo.com/91886870
     
  2. derrickduff

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    It was likely the compass was confused because of the metal from the cars. It's happened to me before. I carry an actual compass with me to make sure there aren't any strange magnetic fields from underground water/sewage pipes, rebar in concrete etc.
     
  3. poostik

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    holy crap@ :09
    :lol:

    Glad you made it.