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Phantom Crash

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by mlees, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. mlees

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    My first crash... this was my second flight with gimbal and was fully loaded. I started descending and evidently it was too fast decent and lost lift.

    http://youtu.be/v3_1m7fBhqo
     
  2. LuvMyTJ

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    Maybe rotor wash was the culprit but is it possible that the pig tail hanging out could of made contact with the spinning blades as you descended quickly?
     
  3. mlees

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    I agree both good possibilities. I'm having trouble stuffing all the wires in the compartment thus the sloppy pigtail going to my gimbal. Has anyone drilled a whole as a pass through for gimbal power wires?

    If so pictures would be great!
     
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    If you initiated that final descent (right after the final climb), then I'd say you just came down too fast for the load. The heavier the Phantom, the slower you need to descend to maintain enough lift.

    Looks like it wasn't too hard of a hit though...any major damage?
     
  5. mlees

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    actually no damage to my surprise. half of it kind of crash landed in the snow (including the sensor board on the gimbal platform that holds the camera). My immediate thought was there goes my brand new gimbal...

    I'm going to be much more careful!!!