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Totaled my phantom 3 in a crash this morning

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by teamwilson, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. teamwilson

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    20 seconds into my flight this morning my phantom crashed to the ground. Not straight to the ground but at an angle. From reading the forums I think I can access my flight data. How do I do that and what am I looking for to see if it's my fault ( and I understand it probably is) or if it's a glitch of some kind.
     
  2. VoicOfReason

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    I thought fatal meant you killed someone.
     
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  3. teamwilson

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    That's a good one. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Thanks
     
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    Open the app and select "user center" then select the icon that looks like an arrow in the center. Post it here so we can help ya figure out what happened.
     
  5. teamwilson

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    Thanks Amos. I'll be back home shortly and will post it up
     
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    What makes you think it could be your fault?
     
  7. teamwilson

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    I really don't think it's my fault I'm just trying to be humble since I don't have an hour of flying time on the 3 yet.
     
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    Post up whatever you have. Data, video, etc. Consider rephrasing to "totaled" instead of "fatal". There are plenty of instructions on this site for accessing the data files.
     
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    One question. Before you took to the air did you do the IMU calibration, RC stick calibration and when ready to fly the compass calibration. If the answer is no to any of these..... Ops!!!!! Fix it and do it. Very important.
     
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    Oh, so you had one of them "fatal" crashes I read about. You should consider changing the thread title to reflect the seriousness of the crash. Maybe "fatal" instead of "totaled". :rolleyes:
     
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    All you internet professors correcting his thread title.
    PRICELESS !
     
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    you do IMU and stick every time you fly?
     
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    I've done imu only once. Never had to do a stick calibration
     
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    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1433876819.433537.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1433876832.170001.jpg

    So maybe totaled is the wrong word. I have no idea
     
  16. teamwilson

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    Wrong picture sorry
     
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    Sorry but the Title should read crashed not totaled unless your driving a car.:):p

    :(sorry to hear about you crashing your p3
     
  19. teamwilson

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    I'm extremely sorry I even mentioned this. I thought I'd get some help not vocabulary lessons
     
  20. envisionabove

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    Calm down.. You said the photo was the wrong one? As that just showed a damper came undone...easy fix... Is that the damage? I looked again that's all I can see...took mine off the other day and washed them. Try and pop the gimble in easy and then the damper...then fire it up without props. Did the cable break?
     
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