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AC5FF
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Flight distance : 65194 ft
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I got a little lucky this weekend.  Flew 4 battery packs with the family.  I got some pretty decent shots and a few videos.  But the weather was a bit windy.  The 3rd pack through I was brining Sparky back to the deck to land on a table.  I do this all the time, but today the wind was too much and I slipped off the edge of the table before it could land.

I didn't see anything wrong and a while later I went to fly my last pack.  When I took off it sounded different for a second then all was fine.  I got this shot during that flight.
Well, when I landed and was folding the props back in I noticed one wouldn't fold in and was hitting the side of the Spark.  Odd I thought...  Then I inspected it closer.  

One blade had a crack 3/4 of the way through just off of the hub.  SOOO lucky that it didn't completely rip off mid-flight.  Just goes to show you - don't rush yourself and do a good look over your AC before each and every flight, even if they are back to back...

Enjoy
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Rustic17
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Very lucky...a good lesson for us all to thoroughly inspect Sparky after unplanned contact with an immovable object.
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mhw#209
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Flight distance : 96319 ft
United States
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I have got lucky a few times, keep your fingers crossed!
2018-9-4
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H. Arif - 6IX
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Flight distance : 258061 ft
Canada
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Mine did that too, becase tripod mode made it unstable and it clipped a cloth sofa. didn't know a whole week. glad you solved the issue. happy flying
2018-9-4
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Greg - TheHuski
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Flight distance : 656955 ft
Australia
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Yep Lucky... You don't want a prop to fail mid flight..
2018-9-4
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A CW
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Flight distance : 12810843 ft
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We learn by our mistakes
2018-9-5
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DJI Stephen
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Hi there, thank you for sharing of your experience regarding with that luckily there's nothing happen with your Aircraft, Fly safely. Cheers!
2018-9-5
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Tentoes
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Flight distance : 584944 ft
United States
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I like to bring mine to a hover, reach out and pick it out of the air. Turn the props off by turning it over. The Go 4 app panics, "Aircraft is upside down!"
2018-9-5
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AC5FF
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Flight distance : 65194 ft
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Tentoes Posted at 2018-9-5 09:20
I like to bring mine to a hover, reach out and pick it out of the air. Turn the props off by turning it over. The Go 4 app panics, "Aircraft is upside down!"

I have yet to get 'brave enough' to reach out and grab it like that.
I did attempt to do so a few times when I was learning to fly it well.  But Sparky kept jumping up every time I reached underneath it.  So I gave up trying ...  I don't do well with cuts and stitches anyway! HA
2018-9-5
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nixuspix
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Flight distance : 2772178 ft
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Very lucky indeed. Wish You never encounter this again
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