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A short clip from our visit to the English Lake District earlier this week. The light was fading after a 12km hike over Catbells and back down through Newlands Valley. Decided to get the drone out one last time and fly backwards away from the sun and avoiding as much of the dreaded green lens flare as possible.


Avoidance sensors where deactivated due to low light, the map was grey due to no internet and not staying pre-loaded from the previous flight. The perfect recipe for what happened next.

So... a few short moments after this video ended the drone hit some bracken 300m up the side of Rowling End near Causey Pike. After a short tumble the bird was down.

It was dark by the time I'd reached the bottom of Rowling End and had planned the rescue... route to crash site, backup route to crash site, route out of crash site, backup route out of crash site, head torch, map, compass, food, water, redbull, gloves, hat, rain jacket, first aid kit, portable phone charger and lastly the drone remote. My friend Charlotte had the GPS coordinates just in case I didn't come back (her idea!).

After half an hour of heading upwards through patches of dead bracken and heather, some short scrambles over loose rock, curious glowing eyes (sheep) the yellow flashing LEDs of the drone were a welcome sight. The rescue was a complete success, the only damage was to the tips of one set of props and one of the clips where the prop connects to the motor had broken off. Everything was checked over and fixed the next morning, the drone ready to fly another day

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DJI Gamora Posted at 11-2 03:30
No worries. We hope to see more of your video posts in the future. Cheers!

I created another one just for the memories of the day, it's probably too long and boring for most people but as a personal video it's nice to have and shows off some of the beautiful countryside.

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Beautiful video and good thing you got it back!
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-2 03:09
Beautiful video and good thing you got it back!

Thanks, yeah could have easily gone bad! My first proper drone crash!
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Thanks for sharing this majestic golden hour video. You never failed to impress us. Have a safe flight always.
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Chasing Light & Shadows Posted at 11-2 03:11
Thanks, yeah could have easily gone bad! My first proper drone crash!

You're welcome.
Hope it never happens with me.....
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DJI Gamora Posted at 11-2 03:12
Thanks for sharing this majestic golden hour video. You never failed to impress us. Have a safe flight always.

Thanks for you kind words
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No worries. We hope to see more of your video posts in the future. Cheers!
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Chasing Light & Shadows Posted at 11-2 03:40
I created another one just for the memories of the day, it's probably too long and boring for most people but as a personal video it's nice to have and shows off some of the beautiful countryside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVzBg5SoR88

Wow! I was stunned by this video. Totally amazing. Great capture!
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Chasing Light & Shadows Posted at 11-2 03:40
I created another one just for the memories of the day, it's probably too long and boring for most people but as a personal video it's nice to have and shows off some of the beautiful countryside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVzBg5SoR88

Stunning
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Glad it worked out or you. Nice video
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Wow really nice video
Really enjoy watching it
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Chasing Light & Shadows Posted at 11-2 03:40
I created another one just for the memories of the day, it's probably too long and boring for most people but as a personal video it's nice to have and shows off some of the beautiful countryside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVzBg5SoR88

Amazing video, great location to fly
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Awesome videos. I like the first one best. Very well done. Thanks for sharing and glad the bird was rescued.
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Stunning footage   
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Chasing Light & Shadows Posted at 11-2 03:40
I created another one just for the memories of the day, it's probably too long and boring for most people but as a personal video it's nice to have and shows off some of the beautiful countryside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVzBg5SoR88

Wow - that really is a stunning location
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Nicely done - thanks again for sharing!
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Delighted it ended so well and great rescue story. And 2 fabulous videos, the 2nd was spectacular so for me just fabulous.
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Stunning footage
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It's a very nice and beautiful moment, thanks for sharing.
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