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Lost my Air in Thailand being reckless on a boat..
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2018-5-23
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hallmark007
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Risk it for a biscuit, it doesn’t look like you even got the biscuit. That’s tough but apart from the video of the failure, an expensive boat trip.
2018-5-23
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ldgjGuy
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Bummer man...
2018-5-23
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Dorset_Horn
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After I went and found it for you last time in NOLA!! Man, what are you like??

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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-5-23 11:21
Risk it for a biscuit, it doesn’t look like you even got the biscuit. That’s tough but apart from the video of the failure, an expensive boat trip.

Lol right. I seem to be really good at documenting my fails. That's for sure
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M2Wair
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Sorry you had to go through this. Hard lesson to learn, right.

Honest opinion..... DJI all the way, get another Mavic Air. Consider this a lesson fella, we all make mistakes, don't make another mistake and not get a DJI drone. They are world leaders for a reason. Just my opinion of course.
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M2Wair Posted at 2018-5-23 11:57
Sorry you had to go through this. Hard lesson to learn, right.

Honest opinion..... DJI all the way, get another Mavic Air. Consider this a lesson fella, we all make mistakes, don't make another mistake and not get a DJI drone. They are world leaders for a reason. Just my opinion of course.

You got that right. My luck has ran it's course. I do plan to at least get another Air. I really liked the portability of it and it takes amazing video for the size.
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Danger Lampost
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Though you didn't get that awesome Thai vlog, you ended up making a great video. You have such a talent for producing great and engaging videos. The way you edited this together was tremendous. This was probably more entertaining for the drone pilot than your original plans for a video would have been. I think your plan to fly the drone into yourself could have worked. Either that, or just ask the captain to stop the boat so you can recover (and buy drinks for everyone!).

Thanks for sharing. Keep going for that biscuit.
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M2Wair
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@photomeike Posted at 2018-5-23 11:59
You got that right. My luck has ran it's course. I do plan to at least get another Air. I really liked the portability of it and it takes amazing video for the size.

Good man, you know it's the right move. You'll be back in the air in no time posting videos and vlogs and this episode will just be a sour taste in the mouth. Look forward to seeing your next successful flight with a positive outcome. Best of luck and keep us informed.
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Danger Lampost Posted at 2018-5-23 12:03
Though you didn't get that awesome Thai vlog, you ended up making a great video. You have such a talent for producing great and engaging videos. The way you edited this together was tremendous. This was probably more entertaining for the drone pilot than your original plans for a video would have been. I think your plan to fly the drone into yourself could have worked. Either that, or just ask the captain to stop the boat so you can recover (and buy drinks for everyone!).

Thanks for sharing. Keep going for that biscuit.

Hahaha Right. I just watched a video that a guy posted here with clips he took in SE Asia. And its sooo beautiful. I have to go back there because the landscape there is gorgeous. This screw up was so well documented you would have thought i planned this all out. I would much rather have my drone than a good story though. LOL *looks down in despair*
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SparksBird
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Oh man very sorry to hear.  
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Wachtberger
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I am very sorry for your loss but fail to understand what all this has to do with the Autel Evo. In my view nothing at all. And a bit less "MeTube" in exchange to real footage will not do harm either ;-) But thank you for your post.
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HedgeTrimmer
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Alas, nothing ventured, nothing gained.  In grand scheme of things, not that serious.  It's not like you augered in Mars probe or lost a Nuke.
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-5-23 12:40
I am very sorry for your loss but fail to understand what all this has to do with the Autel Evo. In my view nothing at all. And a bit less "MeTube" in exchange to real footage will not do harm either ;-) But thank you for your post.

I never said anything about Autel besides if I should buy one or not... A simple question being as now I'm not in a rush to get another drone so now I can actually wait. Unlike before when i needed to buy something before the trip.
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eried
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I get your stress trying to land it. Instead of taking the hit next time, I think it is better to disable the sensors, flip the drone so you have it looking backwards (so it is easier to map the sticks to the movement of the drone) and grab the body
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eried Posted at 2018-5-23 13:29
I get your stress trying to land it. Instead of taking the hit next time, I think it is better to disable the sensors, flip the drone so you have it looking backwards (so it is easier to map the sticks to the movement of the drone) and grab the body https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI5IydJi_p0

Oh geez. Even that was intense. LOL I doubt I'll try that again unless the boat is no longer moving when I try to land.
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Lucas775
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sux, better get a platinum next time.
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B1houdini
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Sorry to hear you lost your MA.
Hopefully you will get a replacement soon and get back to flying.
Fly safe.

2018-5-23
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DJI Thor
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Sorry for your lost, mate. Hand catching Mavic Air is not suggested since it could be dangerous. Besides, I would also not recommend flying the drone in a moving boat in normal cases, keep flying safely.
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Kevjones1959
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Shewie. The controller sticks are not connected to an excavator. Gentle man gentle.  Get it lined up (like the reverse idea) then match the speed then bring it forward slightly faster than the boat. Sorry dude.
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Montfrooij
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Sad to see....
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