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Time to admit it

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Northern Observer, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Northern Observer

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    Who here has flown a fantastic flight only to realize later you....forgot to turn the camera on?
     
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  2. Gary M

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    MEEEEE!!
     
  3. knipfer

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    Have not done that, but I have went to a location several times without my SD card!
     
  4. graybeard

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    YUP!!
     
  5. Mark The Droner

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    Only 3 or 4 times.
    But I remembered all the other stufff.:rolleyes:
     
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    no, what i hate is setting up a time to go to a great area, and just to realize you forgot to charge your batteries
    or maybe its just me :p
     
  8. NM_Quad

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    [QUOTE="knipfer, post: 863612, member: but I have went to a location several times without my SD card![/QUOTE]

    Me too. I use my P3S for historical documentation, often requiring a 1-2 hour drive to location. Nothing more frustrating than that "No SD Card" message. I now have a spare SD card taped to the controller. I left the iPod at home once, too. The wife says it's early onset of dementia.

    Now what were we talking about again?
     
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    Yip, had a great flight round about a local discussed mental health institution. Went home quite excited which was short lived when I realised video recording was not automatic. Early days so maybe excusable, apart from the fact I still keep forgetting to press the little red button.


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  10. Northern Observer

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    It would be nice perhaps if DJI could install a flashing icon message "turn the camera on idiot" visible while your flying about admiring your view . Yesterday I pretended to take video of our office complex, perfect day for it. Crap.


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    I know the feeling. So, I added the prompt to turn on the camera in my pre-flight checklist. Now I don't forget. It is to the point too. "Turn camera ON dumbass!" ..is what it reads.


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  12. HueJorgan

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    I carry 2 spares in my case for this reason
     
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    I have a spare sd card taped to back of controller just in case.
     
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    Lichi (at least for the p2) has auto recird on at arm and auto record off at landing... I love it

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    Not so much forgot to switch the camera on, rather l also forgot to put the darn SD card back in the AC - twice - after downloading the files and reformatting... I now have two formatted blank cards in the backpack! Pah.... what a knob! LOL!
     
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    Lol, I drove out 2 hrs to a site only to find I've forgotten to put my props back in the case after balancing them, you twat!
     
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    I only did it once, but what I did was to not take the lens cap off. Camera was on though so I got a great blank video. But once was enough. Now I always check to make sure the cap is OFF!:eek::coldsweat:

    Of course, this does not mean I won't botch something else up sometime . . .
     
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    I have a red post it note that I use to block my battery compartment with to remind me to take that lens cap/gimble truss off PRIOR to putting the battery in my bird. I also carry a spare card in my case since I did once too.
     
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    * raises hand *

    Me too. Forgotten to record, or I've forgotten a storage card, or I left my iPad at home, etc.
     
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    Didn't you wonder why you weren't seeing anything prior to flight?