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First accident today, into water :(
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djiuser_NbTPXai8285o
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So I had my first ever accident today with any of my 3 drones, lucky it was my Mavic mini and not my Mavic 2 pro. Was flying over a hill and down into a river stream, and well I got distracted and somehow drowned my Mavic mini.

Somehow it has survived, it was still powered on fully submerged in atleast 2m of water. I quickly went swimming and retrieved the little fella. I removed the battery as fast as I could and dried it out for a good few hours, and he continues to live on!

What a incredible little drone!
1-15 08:56
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Beckie
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I like a mini also. Quick setup and away to go. You are lucky. Almost happened to me a same but with inspire.
1-16 15:17
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djiuser_NbTPXai8285o
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Beckie Posted at 1-16 15:17
I like a mini also. Quick setup and away to go. You are lucky. Almost happened to me a same but with inspire.
Very lucky, everything still works as it should except the battery ( wasn't gonna re-use the battery anyways )

Was a sad moment watching it sink.

Definitely don't sink the inspire
1-16 15:18
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Beckie
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djiuser_NbTPXai8285o Posted at 1-16 15:18
Very lucky, everything still works as it should except the battery ( wasn't gonna re-use the battery anyways )

Was a sad moment watching it sink.

I use my drones in extreme condition. Cold -40C rain etc. Never let me done
1-16 18:11
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Beckie Posted at 1-16 18:11
I use my drones in extreme condition. Cold -40C rain etc. Never let me done [view_image]

I never do either.

I honestly don't know what happen, it just went down and into the water. I think I panicked and something obviously went wrong.
1-16 18:42
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Beckie
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djiuser_NbTPXai8285o Posted at 1-16 18:42
I never do either.

I honestly don't know what happen, it just went down and into the water. I think I panicked and something obviously went wrong.

Once happened to me with the inspire. The prop went loose on take of , then a drone turn side way and wen in to a shrubs. No damage except 2 props broke.
1-16 18:50
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djiuser_NbTPXai8285o Posted at 1-16 18:42
I never do either.

I honestly don't know what happen, it just went down and into the water. I think I panicked and something obviously went wrong.

You can upload the log here and we might be able to see what happened,  https://www.phantomhelp.com/LogViewer/Upload/
1-27 05:38
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oxid8ter
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Has anyone considered the "float" landing gear available for Mavics? Straps around the body and then has a couple of clips on the underside for "pool noodles". Something like that could potentially save you and not add too much weight.

1-28 06:24
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oxid8ter Posted at 1-28 06:24
Has anyone considered the "float" landing gear available for Mavics? Straps around the body and then has a couple of clips on the underside for "pool noodles". Something like that could potentially save you and not add too much weight.

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It would change the aerodynamics and might be harder to fly
1-28 13:47
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Beckie
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Peter VS Posted at 1-28 13:47
It would change the aerodynamics and might be harder to fly

Sure it’s will change the dynamic, characteristics of the drone. Also I think if you crash, will be no coverage.
1-28 18:57
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oxid8ter
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I hadnt even thought about the aerodynamics - but now you mention it I feel silly haha. Had just thought about it as a solution when you hit water without thinking about the repercussions of having it attached when flying!
1-29 02:23
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