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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Eos630, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Eos630

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    Went flying today, waited for the usual full GPS lock and the two sets of flashing green. Worked fine. Only went up for a few minutes on a full charge. I landed and powered down and some dude comes walking over and of course wants to see it work.

    I had to go but I told him I'd hover it for a second so he could see it. I wasn't going to wait for a whole startup sequence just for a ten second hover at five feet. Powered up, eased the left stick up and KABOOM! LIFTOFF! The thing shot straight up into the air like a rocket and RAN for it. Must've climbed about 80ft. and then just chose a direction.

    I found it in the woods about 200yds away.

    Don't do that.
     
  2. skeeter

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    But, was "the dude" impressed? ;)

    Seriously, bummer. Hope she was not too worse for the "adventure" and glad you got her back...


    ...Skeeter
    since 1960....
     
  3. Eos630

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    Dude thought it was awesome. As soon as it launched itself into the sky, I started cursing a blue streak. He was all, "Wow! That thing goes really high!" I'm going, "Ah! I LOST it!" He goes, "Naw. Boy that thing goes really fast, doesn't it?"

    Hope he didn't wait too long for me to answer because I just sprinted away without a word. He stole my FPV display shade. This was so worth it.

    The P2 survived okay. The gimbal is on its way to DJI for repair.
     
  4. adamgoodsell46

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    That was hilarious.
     
  5. skeeter

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    "...stole my FPV display shade." Dude was a d*** :x

    Yeah. It's funny now. I bet it wasn't at the time... You have a great attitude about it! I would probably be washing my shorts about now!! :eek:

    Got any video to share this moment with?
     
  6. Eos630

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    Eh... it's still not that funny. I don't much miss that shade though. Didn't fit well or do too much. I'm mostly just happy that I had a fly-away and got it back. I got awful lucky with my stupid.

    I got an SOS screen on my GoPro, but it didn't seem to work out. I've got a file on my microSD card that is about 1.5MB in size, and contains 7 minutes of black silence. I tried to recover it by running a Perl script and some software I found, but no joy. I would LOVE to see the video.
     
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    Why the hell would he steal the shade?

    DJI repairs gimbals? Had no idea.
     
  8. poostik

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    Also, I've been in similar situations but I always let it go through startup and get GPS.
    Sorry yours took off but glad it survived okay.