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POI misjudged offset, Crash and recovery with no damage

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Cruiser_500, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Cruiser_500

    Dec 13, 2014
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    Dropbox - Farm project.mp4

    I was very lucky on this one. I was admiring the way the P3 was making a perfect circle while keeping the subject in the centre of the shot. I misjudged the distance from the silo to the centre of the barn, a definite learning experience. I was very impressed how well the drone recovered after the hit. If you click the dropbox link you can see the full video of the crash as well as the recovery in normal speed and slow motion. I have had over 200 flights on the P2 with only a couple of mishaps, but his is the first with the P3 with only about 20 flights under my belt. The algorithms in this software that can recover from both a spin and roll and in less than 50 feet are remarkable, one tough little bird
    #1 Cruiser_500, Sep 16, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2015
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  2. III% Streve

    Aug 1, 2015
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    That's was some serious luck!! Only had a few feet left before impact.
  3. timmer

    Jun 30, 2015
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    New Orleans

    I had a run in with some power lines with my P1 and it recovered almost immediately.

    At first I nicked my Jeep and the battery door came open, then came the power lines.
  4. PCMacDr

    Aug 3, 2015
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    Always check the radius and height before any take off when doing POI.

    You were lucky, now you know

    I'm glad your one out of how many unlucky ones
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