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WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY CRASH

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by doomclam, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. doomclam

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    DJI won't have a problem determining pilot error on this one. Attached are the last three photos and how I found her. 20160109_151920.jpg DJI_0081.JPG DJI_0082.JPG DJI_0083.JPG She was taking them every 3 seconds until her camera snapped off.

    Lessons learned: When flying preprogrammed routes with Litchi over trees, add at least 50ft to your altitude because trees are fiendish bastards. If you can, do a dry run and make sure none are going to jump up and grab you. Never get too hasty to be 100% sure your drone will make it back. My fingers are covered in blackberry scratches and my heart is sad. Hopefully DJI can repair her and she won't have to suffer too much for my dumb ***.
     
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    Also: 25mph is too fast for clear photos.
     
  3. wooglin

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    Looks like it fared pretty well all things considered.
     
  4. doomclam

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    She still flies, and one leg is a bit wonky. Could have been way worse.
     
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    Ai, feel for you. Buy a gimbal protector when she is fixed. 20 dollar well spend money.
     
  6. Phantom751874

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    Keep in mind the barometer on the P3, the instrument that measures altitude, is not always accurate. You can be 10ft high and in the GO App it'll say you are 30ft high. Only thing that was suggested by the DJi reps that used to be on this forum was to land and start everything and check.