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FntX
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Despite the weather I felt the urge to have a good practice session but was aware that flying in the rain is a bad idea although the Mavic should survive it. Also the winds made me think the overall conditions for flying as a novice aren't ideal. So I sat there on the spot, waiting for the rain to stop and the wind to calm down.As soon as I could see there were no drops hitting the windscreen of the car, I headed out and took off. Then, I flew around in short circles, increased the height step by step to get a sense if the drone is happy with the conditions up there.
A short moment later after flying a rather large circle it got caught in the clouds - I couldn't see it anymore and the video feed told me I'm now completely submerged into the low hanging clouds. The only thing that kept me on course was the map and I realized at this moment I was already 230m AGL and the battery was at 50%. Not wanting to take any chances I decided to decrease the height and prepare for landing. So I turned around towards my position and hit down.
To my surprise the height increased. Shock! [2:00min mark]
I finally managed to decrease the height by turning around and keeping the stick down and soon I could re-establish visual contact with the drone...I was relieved.

...it was worth it but the lesson I've learned yesterday is: always take updrafts into account.



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A CW
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Another very cool vid   
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Cetacean
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Aloha X,

     But a successful flight none-the-less!  Good editing.  I will be doing something similar tomorrow - I hope!  Your video was quite dramatic and that means good videography.

     I got lost in a raincloud ten or so days ago and I could see the rain drops landing on my camera lens.  So, I turned to get closer to home and then the gimbal on my Phantom lost power and drooped.  Like you, I was able to use the map to fly toward home.  By the time I landed the gimbal was almost working properly.

     Good we have these resources to get us out of trouble!

Aloha and Drone On!
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Woe
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Wow nice work.
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Mark_One
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Stunning visuals
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Paul_IA
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Interesting video. All is well that ends well.
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Very unusual and very cool footage. Unbelievable beauty of the nature. Thanks for sharing
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FntX
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Thank you all for your feedback
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