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SeanGalbraith
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 2018-6-20 20:12
Not trying to be to critical, but I believe you videoed the lake bottom upside down.

I was really going for a "topsy turvy world" kind of dutch angle with this bit of filming.

Nah, she's dead dead. Already off to DJI for a refresh. I mostly just couldn't trust it isn't damaged in some way I couldn't predict next time I flew (even if I could get it to fly, which I couldn't).
2018-6-21
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SeanGalbraith
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Rivi Posted at 2018-6-21 01:20
Sorry for your loss.  this is the first underwater capture of Mavic  Air I have seen

I think I'm really breaking new ground here. Also, breaking new drones.
2018-6-21
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SeanGalbraith
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wobbles Posted at 2018-6-21 07:56
i was willing it to get caught in a branch , you could bet if it was 50 ft tree where you could never climb it, it would be stuck up ther.glad you got it back , and you will always have the worlds film of a submersable video recording from a MA...lol.

Yeah, in terms of recoverability, falling in the lake was preferred over getting stuck in that tree.
2018-6-21
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SeanGalbraith Posted at 2018-6-21 11:56
I was really going for a "topsy turvy world" kind of dutch angle with this bit of filming.

Nah, she's dead dead. Already off to DJI for a refresh. I mostly just couldn't trust it isn't damaged in some way I couldn't predict next time I flew (even if I could get it to fly, which I couldn't).

I was really going for a "topsy turvy world"

You did pretty good!


Nah, she's dead dead.

The ''Suggestions'' were Tongue n Cheek Sarcasm, in reference to standardized suggestions for drones with problems.
After drone went diving, it was definite send in for service.


2018-6-21
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The Toy Story characters turn from watching Sid (neighbor kid) blow up another Kombat Karl, only to react in horror to Sean getting another Mavic Air.  Poor, poor thing.



On the other hand, use it til it arrives at its grave all worn out.  Drones are not the stuff of family heirlooms.
2018-6-21
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Who needs a GoPro right? lol.  Impressive how long it kept recording.  Sorry to see your bird go swimming hope you're back in the air soon.
2018-6-21
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Sorry for your loss. Side sensors would of helped if the MA had them.
You got to admit that was a great underwater shot.
Glad to see you recovered it. Hopefully you will get back to flying soon.
2018-6-21
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SeanGalbraith
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Gunship9 Posted at 2018-6-21 15:48
The Toy Story characters turn from watching Sid (neighbor kid) blow up another Kombat Karl, only to react in horror to Sean getting another Mavic Air.  Poor, poor thing.

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Yeah, its safe to assume that things won't end well for Air #3.
2018-6-21
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B1houdini Posted at 2018-6-21 17:47
Sorry for your loss. Side sensors would of helped if the MA had them.
You got to admit that was a great underwater shot.
Glad to see you recovered it. Hopefully you will get back to flying soon.

Yeah, not only did it record under water... but it did a surprisingly good job at it.
2018-6-21
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sorry to hear that
2018-6-21
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I'm sorry for your loss. I didn't look like you were going to hit that tree!
2018-6-21
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SeanGalbraith
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Update, for those who are interested in the DJI Care replacement timing.

Within 48 hours of submitting the case to DJI I had the shipping labels (more like 36 hours I think). Was picked up by UPS on June 21. The replacement drone was picked up by UPS on June 29 and should arrive on July 6th. I'm very happy with this timeframe, and so far am impressed with DJI Care.
2018-7-3
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sorry for you buddy
2018-7-3
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SeanGalbraith
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New Air arrived today. 2 weeks + 1 day since it was sent (from Canada to USA and back again). VERY happy with the DJI Care program.
2018-7-6
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SeanGalbraith Posted at 2018-7-6 16:27
New Air arrived today. 2 weeks + 1 day since it was sent (from Canada to USA and back again). VERY happy with the DJI Care program.

Very glad to hear.  Now less tree contact this time ;)
2018-7-6
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Impressive how long it stayed on under water.
2018-7-6
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SparksBird Posted at 2018-7-6 16:48
Very glad to hear.  Now less tree contact this time ;)

Oh, I think we both know that some pruning is going to happen at some point. This will not be my last bird.
2018-7-7
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SeanGalbraith
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TX99517 Posted at 2018-7-6 17:28
Impressive how long it stayed on under water.

I thought the same thing. The only thing that stopped it was removing the battery
2018-7-7
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Good that it records even under water. I did not know about it. Remember - no sensors side ways...
2018-7-7
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Good that it records even under water. I did not know about it. Remember - no sensors side ways...
2018-7-7
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At least the lake is freshwater and not saltwater you got a chance of drying it out.
Glad you got it back.
2018-7-7
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AG0N-Gary Posted at 2018-6-19 09:08
I was really surprised that you did that.  Before you rotated toward the boats, you could clearly see that you were headed straight for the tree.  Not watching where you were going while preceding seemed pretty reckless.  It was a good experience for you though and your Refresh should take care of it.  I wasn't quite sure whether the camera was right side up or upside down.  Decent video under water though.  ;)

I was really surprised at that, too.  I can't be the only pilot watching the video that was quietly yelling "TREE TREE TREE" in my head at about 26 seconds in.
2018-7-7
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SeanGalbraith Posted at 2018-6-19 09:21
I wouldn’t be so surprised. Within a week of receiving my first Air, it crashed and sank into Lake Ontario. :-)

Just a small point: “it crashed...”? Who was piloting it??  :-p
2018-7-8
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Lucas775 Posted at 2018-6-18 19:54
I was waiting for it to fly out of the lake


I was thinking  the same thing!
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sky6105 Posted at 2018-7-7 15:06
At least the lake is freshwater and not saltwater you got a chance of drying it out.
Glad you got it back.

Oh, it was totally dead. Went back to DJI for a refresh.
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KryptoNyte Posted at 2018-7-7 16:37
I was really surprised at that, too.  I can't be the only pilot watching the video that was quietly yelling "TREE TREE TREE" in my head at about 26 seconds in.

I really could have used you yelling that to me at the time.
2018-7-8
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I'm sorry to see this, i hope that you'll recuperate it soon.

Are you sure that what have you bought is a Mavic "AIR"?

Good luck
2018-7-9
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