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Swimming with the Fishes :(

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by bpslm, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. bpslm

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    I was flying last weekend at Lake Hartwell in Georgia, and got some great shots. Unfortunately a bird just got dumped by his girlfriend and decided to selfishly take his own life and the life of another (my p2v+)



    This is his final resting place. rip.
     

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  2. bpslm

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    These were from earlier in the day, i had a lot more footage from the 2nd half of the day that will never be seen. And i am also sorry for the loss of your phantom.
     
  3. dannytroy

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    Sorry for the loss of your craft (and the bird). I have had birds chasing my bird and try to steer away and so far they haven't pressed the point and followed. It might be that you are flying a little too close to their nesting area. I had a flight where a lot of bugs were chasing my Phantom. After I landed I saw they had flown into the props and I had a lot of bug blood to clean off my Phantom :eek:

    As far as it being in water, there is a chance you can revive it if you find it. Mine saw water three times and came back to life 100% after each, and a good three day drying. I had floatation on mine, so it never did anything other than sit upside down on the surface of the lake, for maybe 2 minutes or so. I think the pressure of going several feet underwater may cause problems. The styro shell I made for mine is working well and only added 3.7 ounces.
     
  4. denofr

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    If you go after it let me know if you see Luca Brasi.
     
  5. Sasquatch

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    Sorry as well to hear that you lost your bird and a real bird was killed too. Do you know what kind of bird it was that attacked? I've had small birds flying around my PV2+ and they stay clear or ignore it.

    Large birds like ducks, crows, geese, hawks, cranes can be quite aggressive & territorial and would likely attack in defense of their nest or babies. There is a video on Y/T of a guy getting his copter too close to some geese and the male attacked. It was low to the ground and I don't think either 'bird' was injured.

    It's probably best to try to stay clear of any birds if at all possible
     
  6. Double-D

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    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    Was the bird harassing the phantom or was it just bad luck?


    A styro shell?
    I'd love to see a photo of that :)
     
  7. bpslm

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    It was a smaller bird not sure what, but I regularly see hawks and they usually steer clear, this one was erratic, but by the time i noticed it was too late.
     
  8. Dirty Bird

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    Wow very sorry to hear about the kamikazee loss of your Vision+. I would have been diving for her!

    My Phantom has been buzzed by a bird or two. Mainly barn swallows who just buzz by without actually attacking. They are tiny compared to the Phantom. When I was flying at Sideling Hill, I was a bit concerned because a couple of bald eagles were soaring overhead. They are a lot bigger than the Phantom, and they like to eat other birds too! I kept an eye on them but, fortunately, they never bothered with me. Didn't look meaty enough I guess?