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Phantom 1 Crash in Lake Superior.

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by victorymike, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. victorymike

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    Battery died. Tried to turn around and come back. It started dropping. I gave it full throttle but it continued down into the lake. Amazing part... everything still worked... and still works. Go Pro Hero 3+ Black was not in a waterproof case. I immediately removed drone & Go-Pro Batteries. Go Pro btty backpack red ledwas on. Dried it in car's defroster. Light went out & I later recharged. FPV & Gimbal ok too.

     
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  2. robsquad

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    well done that man !
     
  3. Donald

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    painful to watch. happy ending though
     
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    I gotta ask..user error on the battery or hardware fault?
     
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    Amazed it continued to run under water for so long.
     
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    Take your waders next time.
     
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    "Uh oh, crap" at 0:34....priceless! Glad it all turned out ok
     
  8. victorymike

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    User error for sure. I didn't verify both switches were up...and later found I was in course lock. It was my 5th flight of the day on the same battery. I will be a better pilot in the future.