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Avata vs wave: RIP Avata
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GTHero
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My first crash in the four months I've been flying this drone... so I decided to make it dramatic. :-)
Impact speed: 47 km/hr - drone unrecoverable.


4-14 19:07
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Hi, GTHero. Thank you for sharing this. We're glad that you stayed optimistic despite what happened. Were you able to retrieve the drone? If yes, please send the unit in for a proper diagnosis. You may submit an online repair request through this link: (https://repair.dji.com/repair/index). If you need assistance with creating a ticket, you may contact DJI support at (https://www.dji.com/support.)
4-14 22:09
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DJI Gamora Posted at 4-14 22:09
Hi, GTHero. Thank you for sharing this. We're glad that you stayed optimistic despite what happened. Were you able to retrieve the drone? If yes, please send the unit in for a proper diagnosis. You may submit an online repair request through this link: (https://repair.dji.com/repair/index). If you need assistance with creating a ticket, you may contact DJI support at (https://www.dji.com/support.)

Thank you.  Recovery wasn't possible, unfortunately.
4-14 22:20
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Bad luck,   but now you have the excuse you need for the Avata 2.
4-15 00:00
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DAFlys Posted at 4-15 00:00
Bad luck,   but now you have the excuse you need for the Avata 2.

Yeah. So you can try again, but this time a bit lower...
4-15 00:09
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Burt37 Posted at 4-15 00:09
Yeah. So you can try again, but this time a bit lower...

I dont think he could have gone much lower.  
4-15 00:11
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DAFlys Posted at 4-15 00:00
Bad luck,   but now you have the excuse you need for the Avata 2.

True... but I'm hoping DJI will come to the party and replace under Care Refresh.  We'll see how that goes.
4-15 02:25
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Burt37 Posted at 4-15 00:09
Yeah. So you can try again, but this time a bit lower...

Ha!  I've learnt my lesson.
4-15 02:25
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GTHero Posted at 4-15 02:25
True... but I'm hoping DJI will come to the party and replace under Care Refresh.  We'll see how that goes.

That should be covered I would have thought.  But at the flyaway price.  
4-15 02:46
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GTHero Posted at 4-15 02:25
Ha!  I've learnt my lesson.

No worries...

That's a mistake that we all do just once....
4-15 13:01
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GTHero Posted at 4-14 22:20
Thank you.  Recovery wasn't possible, unfortunately.

We're so sorry to read about this, GTHero. Since you were not able to retrieve the drone, we suggest reporting a flyaway case via Flyaway Service. After successful registration, a DJI customer service agent will contact you and communicate with the service solution. Thank you for your continued support.
4-17 05:37
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DJI Gamora Posted at 4-17 05:37
We're so sorry to read about this, GTHero. Since you were not able to retrieve the drone, we suggest reporting a flyaway case via Flyaway Service. After successful registration, a DJI customer service agent will contact you and communicate with the service solution. Thank you for your continued support.

Thank you.  The process is already in train.
4-17 15:14
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GTHero Posted at 4-17 15:14
Thank you.  The process is already in train.

You're most welcome, GTHero. Should you need further assistance, please let us know.  Happy weekend!
4-19 07:25
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Water will win because drone is dumb
4-19 11:39
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And just think, if you had gone 1mph slower for the whole video, you would have missed the wave.
4-21 10:15
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USER001 Posted at 4-21 10:15
And just think, if you had gone 1mph slower for the whole video, you would have missed the wave.

True:  1mph slower, 1mph faster, 1 metre higher, launched 2 seconds earlier or 2 seconds later.
Oh well, my replacement has already arrived...
4-21 15:47
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GTHero Posted at 4-21 15:47
True:  1mph slower, 1mph faster, 1 metre higher, launched 2 seconds earlier or 2 seconds later.
Oh well, my replacement has already arrived...

A new Avata or an Avata 2?
4-22 07:24
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SurveyorDJI Posted at 4-19 11:39
Water will win because drone is dumb

What do you mean? The drone is not dumb, it is only doing what the pilot tells it to do
4-22 07:56
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USER001 Posted at 4-22 07:56
What do you mean? The drone is not dumb, it is only doing what the pilot tells it to do

Have you seen Spaceballs?
4-22 12:25
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USER001 Posted at 4-22 07:24
A new Avata or an Avata 2?

A CareRefresh replacement - so, the old model unfortunately.
4-22 22:50
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SurveyorDJI Posted at 4-22 12:25
Have you seen Spaceballs?

Sorry, I have no clue.
4-23 07:08
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USER001 Posted at 4-23 07:08
Sorry, I have no clue.

Please watch, it's hilarious. That's where my (admittedly paraphrased) reference comes from.
4-23 11:47
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SurveyorDJI Posted at 4-23 11:47
Please watch, it's hilarious. That's where my (admittedly paraphrased) reference comes from.

Ok, I’ll see it.
4-23 13:05
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USER001 Posted at 4-23 13:05
Ok, I’ll see it.

I second that... Spaceballs is required material.  
4-23 17:28
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Steele702 Posted at 4-23 17:28
I second that... Spaceballs is required material.

Drone: we brake for nobody
Wave: testing that
4-24 18:29
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En son bu video da bu kadar heyacanlandım
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CTwOZyDOhc&t=2s
Benim drone karbon elyaf sayesinde artık daha hızlı ve sağlamhttps://forexyapi.com/karbon-elyaf-urunleri/
4-25 03:01
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GTHero Posted at 4-14 22:20
Thank you.  Recovery wasn't possible, unfortunately.

Why this drone do not float after an accident? Or at least have something floating as accessory?
4-26 09:17
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djiuser_fMb46KztNEVT Posted at 4-26 09:17
Why this drone do not float after an accident? Or at least have something floating as accessory?

A flotation device would adversely affect performance.  Besides, even the drone could float, I wouldn't have been able to recover it.
4-27 17:33
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Awesome footage
4-28 07:11
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Wave won....
5-9 11:39
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Not even a fair contest...
5-9 21:03
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GTHero Posted at 5-9 21:03
Not even a fair contest...

Somehow I was hoping the Avata would manage, but this was probably too much.
5-9 23:45
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I'm sorry for your loss.
5-10 08:29
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The still image that shows before the video is clicked makes it look kind of like you were tubed and got closed out; I didn't realize it was splashback from the rocks that knocked you out of the air until I saw it.
Anyway, lesson learned, eh?
5-10 11:44
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Gabriel Tallon Posted at 5-10 08:29
I'm sorry for your loss.

Thanks.  It's all good.  I'm already flying the replacement.
5-10 20:51
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patiam Posted at 5-10 11:44
The still image that shows before the video is clicked makes it look kind of like you were tubed and got closed out; I didn't realize it was splashback from the rocks that knocked you out of the air until I saw it.
Anyway, lesson learned, eh?

I see what you mean... the still image looks a bit like a wave curl.  Now that would be some bold flying - riding the wave curl like a surfer.
And lesson learned:  Don't fly along the splash point of those rock ledges.
5-10 21:01
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GTHero Posted at 5-10 20:51
Thanks.  It's all good.  I'm already flying the replacement.

Awesome!!! Enjoy
5-11 04:42
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