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Too close to the car on landing

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Otis, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Otis

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    A few days ago I flew over a farmer's field while parked on the side of a country road. I took off a fair distance from the car, but as to not attract attention when I fly I sometimes try to block what I am doing from the view of passersby. Long story short, I landed by the car and the Phantom 3 flipped over completely and landed upside down with the props still spinning.

    Do not attempt to reproduce this horror. Instant queasiness.
     
  2. Mad_angler1

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    did you perform CSC? i flipped mine doing CSC to shut down the motors, i just use minimum throttle now.
     
  3. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Don't fly around anything that you can crash into. In that situation learn how to hand catch man
     
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  4. snowghost

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    Yes especially in dusty areas, or high grass.
     
  5. mad in nc

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    hand catching is easy.... plenty of threads here about it. Let it hover just above your head. grab with one hand, left stick down with other hand.... I won't even take a chance of having the Phantom flip when it lands on the ground....
     
  6. Icarus

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    Yeah, sounds like you did the CSC to shut down the motors. It's highly unlikely that the car would have anything to do with a flip like that.
     
  7. Otis

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    It was auto landing at the time of the flip.