"Twas a smallish lake, with treeline along the shore. It ended up flying up and away, over woods and fields. It had enough battery that I can imagine it may have flown a mile or more in that direction. Frozen fields and woods...and 2 feet or more of snow.
I did mark a landmark in the distance that lined up with its course. I walked about half a mile in that direction, through woods, over barbed wire fence into a field...and realized that looking for a white Phantom in the snow would be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
My name and number are on it. I was hopeful a snowmobiler might happen upon it and call. It was four weeks ago today, and we've had considerable snow since then, so the odds of that happening are nil.
I'm pretty sure it will be plowed under in the spring by some unsuspecting farmer.
While I waited for my Phantom, I read these boards and watched every video imaginable. Twice.
Interference? I was on the middle of a frozen lake without a pole or tower within half a mile at least.
It does happen. Prepare for the worst, expect the best. My next Phantom will not leave the ground without a GPS tracker on board. No way.
Sorry to read that. I'm curious though about being in the middle of a frozen lake with little to nothing around you. When it took off, wouldn't having nothing around you make it easier to head to that direction and find it?