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Phantom 3 Crash & Miracle

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by rick omrani, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. rick omrani

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    Greetings - Long time Phantom 2 pilot and had upgraded to P3 Advanced a couple months ago.

    Well it happened after many hours of flying. I was in the pacific northwest and wanted to get some shots of this bridge and didn't realize how off my line of sight was. I thought I was further away from the bridge than I actually was.

    I somehow managed to fly through 2 slits in the bridge cables after the crash...lucky is a complete understatement. The P3A was flying away at times after the crash but after about 3 minutes I gained control and brought her down to me. Only minor damage to a few props! Took it out for a flight yesterday and everything seems to be working just fine.

    Enjoy and be safe!



     
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  3. omarkatwe

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    Woooooowww
     
  4. F6Rider

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    Is that the Sundial bridge in Redding?
     
  5. spankybear

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    Dang... Life's a Garden... Dig it!
     
  6. spankybear

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    People in the Pacific Northwest don't include Redding California in our region ;) I am thinking Vancouver BC
     
  7. 30secs

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    Dude.. Unreal. Great save
     
  8. inspector_tim

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    Buy a lotto ticket, luck's on your side!
     
  9. Donezil

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    Or he just spent all his lucky on this case..

    :)
     
  10. TAZ

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    Looks like the Thea-Foss Waterway Bridge in Tacoma, WA.
     
  11. Fares

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    WTF did i just saw !!!!!
     
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  12. mad in nc

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    I would name it Timex - took a licking and kept on ticking... Wow!
     
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  13. spankybear

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    Got to ask... What firmware are you running on your brid?
     
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    Great soundtrack too, perfect for the video!
     
  15. rick omrani

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    Yup, it was in Tacoma, WA.
     
  16. rick omrani

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    It had the latest firmware for the Phantom but the RC controller was the previous update. I just updated the RC controller today.
     
  17. rick omrani

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    Super lucky, I totally thought it was over. One lucky man!
     
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    Wow.... Very lucky. Even more lucky that it didn't fall and land on someone's car. But someone driving by had to see it like...WTF????
     
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    Super scary. I had the same impact filming industrial machinery. I pushed right stick all the way down at the very last moment and it helped to incline p3 so it kissed the wall by its legs and kept flying.