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Phantom 2 on auto decent over water gets last minute save from a boat

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Zdrone, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Zdrone

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    Close call on the water the other day!

     
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    lucky or very good timing !?
     
  3. Zdrone

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    Little of both, kind of like fishing
     
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    So what happened? No fpv/OSD to check descent/battery levels?
     
  5. robsquad

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    either way, GOOD SAVE !
     
  6. Zdrone

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    Yeah, the guy did not know about the bubble. He was hitting it, 2000 M, and did not know what was going on. He than told me it is descending with low battery.
     
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    Lesson learned, he needs to review the books and do a little fast learning. Almost cost $$$$.
     
  8. Zdrone

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    Truth, I fly mine over water 90% of the time. I told him it hit the bubble and he said, what's that? LOL, I said you spent all the dough and time doing mods and didn't read about it?
     
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    "Hit the bubble" (???)
    ANOTHER term I have to learn ...
    : ^ O
     
  10. Zdrone

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    He didn't know there was a distance limit as well as a ceiling limit
     
  11. grrquadman

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    I should have known that! When I saw the word "mods" I was thinking of major physical mods on the bird.
    Duhhhhhhh... (!)
     
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    Fantastic video by the way!!!
     
  13. Zdrone

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    Thank you, it was footage we were taking for a video I am working on.