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Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by TheDroid, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. TheDroid

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    This what not to do when flying low and not paying attention. The phantom survived only got a broken side duall battery mount which is fixed now.

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  2. DragonFly P3A

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    Well you got luckier then me. I flew mine into the top of a 128' tree on the return home. If I would of flown the same route I would of been safe. But batteries were running low and I wanted to make sure I made it back. I didn't, it fell 128'. Battery, camera, drone, and other pieces ended up scattered in about 25' radius. It looked like it exploded

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  3. TheDroid

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    Wow i guess so. I was worried it was damaged but was surprised to see her upside down in heavy brush. Took me 20 min to get to her using my own human gps

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  4. TheDroid

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    And only one broken side battery mount. Used 5 min apoxy all fixed up now

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  5. dbeavers

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    Tried that once! Got out of it without a scratch. Just some temporary emotional scarring.


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  6. L3thalB3ard

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    I got lucky on a return home yesterday.. I gained signal just in time


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  7. TheDroid

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    Yeah you were lucky, it almost hit that rock. Mine experience was my own fault I was close enough but decided to gun it and see how fast I could get her going, not realizing the trees fast approaching, before I brain could see the FPV view and react it was too late, she hit the brances and tumbled, luckly she survived practicly without a scratch just a broken battery mount which is all fixed up now.
     
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    This is mine. I was paying too much attention to the view from the camera that I did not notice how close it was to that tree. The landing gear just touched the tree. You can see the prop wash blow the limb around.



    I'm _extremely_ careful to get close to anything. Just a momentary lapse of judgment.
     
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