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Silverbak
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Spark 1 - Big Hawk 0 Luckily the Spark still managed to correct itself and stay in the air. 3 cracked propellers and still managed to fly it back without crashing Replaced the propellers and its back to the skies with no problems whatsoever. I have the high resolution footage from the sd card so now its time to put the dji editing software to good work.
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S-e-ven
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Nice one! Is your Spark white, or ....?
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dansmar
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Glad you could save your spark, cool pic- it’s amazing how tough the spark is
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Jasta ~
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That was close!
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Greg - TheHuski
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It thought the spark was dinner....  
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A CW
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Awesome shot - very close!
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Flighty
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Great shot,,, any chance you could post pics of the damaged props, just curious how much  damage they can take and still fly.. Thks...
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Jos A
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Better to add a red skin then
2018-9-6
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jacksonnai
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wow you are very lucky as it did not crash thanks for sharing it  
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jacksonnai
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btw welcome to the forum mate!
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S-e-ven Posted at 2018-9-5 21:44
Nice one! Is your Spark white, or ....?

Its the meadow green one
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WilfredSparkman 0
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I have this problem with seaguls and don't even dare take off at my locals docks as they're so agressively militant!!
Happy you made it back to ground safely and only had to replace props!!!
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Silverbak Posted at 2018-9-6 07:10
Its the meadow green one

I'll post the pics of the cracked propellers this evening
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great shot! little more daring then me just to get the shot. lol jk. glad you got your drone back in one piece!
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Thank you for sharing. Nice to hear nothing happen to your Aircraft. Fly safely. Cheers!
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Silverbak
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It happened 2 days ago now
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jacksonnai Posted at 2018-9-6 06:50
btw welcome to the forum mate!

Thanks
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Silverbak
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Im just glad that I was as close to my set home point as I was, because I was 2km out flying over a golf course just minutes earlier
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Prairie Chicken
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Cool encounter. Scary, but cool. Can't wait to see the video.
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ChrisJG
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Wow, that was a close call, glad your Spark is okay, look forwarding to seeing the hi-res, is that an Eagle?
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BRentAP03
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The sparks a beast
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ChrisJG Posted at 2018-9-6 09:34
Wow, that was a close call, glad your Spark is okay, look forwarding to seeing the hi-res, is that an Eagle?

Its a MASSIVE Hawk :| At first I didn't realize what was going on because I was looking at my screen. The image went spinning around and when I looked up to see what was going on I spotted this Hawk actively attacking my lil Sparky. I quickly dropped down and landed. Even right after the attack it smoothly flew back and landed even though it had 3 cracked propellers
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You are welcome mate
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cool, excited to see your footage!
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Flighty Posted at 2018-9-5 23:16
Great shot,,, any chance you could post pics of the damaged props, just curious how much  damage they can take and still fly.. Thks...

Heres a pic of the 3 propellers damaged in the attack
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Prairie Chicken
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Those aren't just hairline cracks. I'm amazed you got the Spark back safely.
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Warriewoodlad
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I'm wondering how the hawk came out of it? Probably sitting on a branch somewhere thinking that the little green bird has got a pretty savage bite.
2018-9-7
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Wasn't it one of specially trained hawks to attack and destroy drones?
2018-9-7
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Driel87
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glad your Spark survived Doesn't those props do any damage to the bird though?
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Warriewoodlad Posted at 2018-9-7 00:06
I'm wondering how the hawk came out of it? Probably sitting on a branch somewhere thinking that the little green bird has got a pretty savage bite.

My guess is that when I was flying over the golf course,I caught its attention and it thought I was another bird looking for a meal on its turf. I live on the West coast of Canada and we have ALOT of Predatory birds and see them everyday all over the Lower mainland soaring around in the sky. Before I take off I look around to see if theres any of these birds flying around and if so I dont fly. Im pretty confident that the bird has nothing more than a bruised ego after missing its electronic meal LOL
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Northwood
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Lucky escape.... I have had one get close, but not that close!  I would guess the wingspan to be 4 feet at least....  Looking forward to your video of the attack.

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Northwood Posted at 2018-9-7 06:05
Lucky escape.... I have had one get close, but not that close!  I would guess the wingspan to be 4 feet at least....  Looking forward to your video of the attack.

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Yikes :| It was HUGE compared to the Spark. Im just greatful that it wasn't an Eagle. They are known for scooping up small dogs and cats regularly around here. I honestly don't think that my lil Sparky would have survived that attack Im still mucking around with the DJI editing software in the app. I've only had the Spark for a few weeks now and haven't used the editor at all.
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You got lucky!
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H. Arif - 6IX
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Wow, that looks so cool, glad you saved it.
2018-9-7
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Silverbak
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So i've been trying to get a video together with the footage of the Hawk attack and every time I clip a section for use in the overall video the quality of the clipping becomes grainy and not as crisp as the raw footage Am I doing something wrong??
2018-9-8
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Silverbak
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I uploaded the video to Skypixel Enjoy
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Ethan80
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any link for the video?
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Ethan80 Posted at 2018-9-8 10:59
any link for the video?



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Ethan80
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nice video!
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lucky it didnt go down over water!!!!! nice vid and congrats getting it home safe!
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