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Ready to fly over water

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Pumpfixer, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Pumpfixer

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    Seems like a terrible idea to cover up the antennas on the P3 and the compass.
     
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    What is it with u guys? I'm surrounded by water and fly over water everyday. No worries, I swear. Keep your eyes on your altitude and battery and it's easy as pie. The p3 is a good looking machine, take those pool toys off of it! Hahaha
     
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    Lmao! You're kidding right?
     
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    +1..... That will not save it!
     
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    I fly over water constantly (knock on wood).

    The way I look at it is; if it was to drop out of the sky from 50 meters up and land on a hard surface it would probably be as destroyed as if it fell into a lake.

    I'll admit it is a scary prospect at first :) I agree with the concerns about covering up antennas etc. Let us know how it turns out if you do fly with that "safety device" :)

    If it was to fall into salt water it would likely get destroyed fairly quickly - and it would turn upside down perhaps and get all wet even if it might float. A lake or river might be a different matter - if you got it out and dried it out, perhaps it could be saved, I'm not sure...

    Again, I'd just fly :)
     
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    I put two of those GETTERBACK torpedoes on the bottom skids, seemed like on the upper arms was blocking the signal.
     
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    My friend wants a full speed shot of his boat.... If it takes a bath at least it wont sink lol
     
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    If it takes a bath you're effed, unless it's fresh water and you still could be effed, regardless.

    But whatever floats your... phantom

    gd luck!
     
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    Vibrations will kill any footage
     
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    o_ONO COMMENTo_O
     
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    Btw, DJI does not recommend flying over water, but this is straight from their web site:....
     
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    Don't recommend flying over water and issuing a CSC. ;)
     
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    That image made me smile. I am buying my phantom a winter jacket come January lol
    seriously I flew over water today for the first time................ i've stopped worrying.............. just do it or buy a Mariner
    Good luck.......... Thanks
     
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    what page is that on?
     
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    Same page that tells you to not issue the command in the air. Keep trying to justify this error man.. I would truly be embarrassed..

    Like complaining the gun went off when you pulled the trigger after removing the safety.
     
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    Pump, I shot this last month. Stop being weird. Hahaha.
     
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    I know, I know, it's like the recall on my jeep, if I roll to the side at 10 degrees my air bag might deploy. I know, I know.
     
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    Im gonna test tomorrow and see if it interferes with anything... If not why not....
     
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    Considering the "floats" are touching the gimbal mounts the video will be very shaky.