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Got Chased By Seagull And Crashed My DJI Phantom 3
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Gabe R
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Ill be the first to say it I guess, this may be the beers talking but hopefully this will be the end to these videos for at least a little bit...... Seriously dude speak softer.
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j30trouble
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A Phantom pilot in Kansas City recently had his drone downed by a couple geese. Totaled his drone. So now we know geese can down airliners and drones. FAA needs to restrict geese flying!
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Northofthe49th
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O.k.
So where is the video of the Phantom running from the Seagull?
I would have turned and charged the damn thing....and would have at least had video to prove it..
If it were a bigger bird ie. Goose/Eagle etc., damn sure i would have booked it.....but a Seagull...Nawww!
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Gabe R Posted at 2016-3-4 09:51
Ill be the first to say it I guess, this may be the beers talking but hopefully this will be the end ...

Beers are good for sure, having one now myself as i type this,
NOTE: I also have a volume control (and know when to use it..) and with the slider can scroll through any video for the "important/good" stuff/if any in a matter of seconds......
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QuadBart
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Ugh, sorry man, hope you get it back up and flying!  
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nix240z
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Why do you have all four of the clear pins installed?
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Seriously !!!!!
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Username Here
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OMG...more facetime. Wish this dude would just learn how to type his experiences. As soon as the video starts and I see his face I have to stop and move on.
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boxerman
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You need to place a small decal of a seagull on the side of your P3 after you get it fixed.  Make sure it was a confirmed kill, though.
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boxerman Posted at 2016-3-4 13:41
You need to place a small decal of a seagull on the side of your P3 after you get it fixed.  Make su ...

ahaha LOL!
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DJI-Tim
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Sorry for your crash... you can contact our US support center and get your drone fixed there  http://www.dji.com/support
2016-3-4
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Jegan
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my heart broken seeing the gimbal mount in two piece.. feeling sorry for u..
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Troubleshooter
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Boy it sounds like a lot of shouting goes on in this House Hold.....lol
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chris
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If a video starts with 'Whats up people, how's it going' or 'word up homies', I turn it off as a matter of principle. Don't shout at me as well.
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Haven't bothered watching the video of more screaming kids... But does this mean you won't be making any more videos?
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sidtx
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I've had curious birds come close, but so far,  no attacks!!

I like the suggestion of putting a bird decal on the side after you get it repaired.

Sid
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microcyb
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I have learned to avoid birds when they are near by just doing a straight up vertical lift to 120M.  So far that has done the trick, of course no Hawks or Eagles around. I am sure my bird would lose quickly.


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j30trouble Posted at 2016-3-4 10:26
A Phantom pilot in Kansas City recently had his drone downed by a couple geese. Totaled his drone. S ...

Wow dam  
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Northofthe49th Posted at 2016-3-4 10:32
O.k.
So where is the video of the Phantom running from the Seagull?
I would have turned and charged ...

The seagulls are huge here
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QuadBart Posted at 2016-3-4 11:58
Ugh, sorry man, hope you get it back up and flying!

Ill have it back sometime next week I got some parts today just waiting for 2 more.
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nix240z Posted at 2016-3-4 12:15
Why do you have all four of the clear pins installed?

I have no Idea I am just supposed to use 2?
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boxerman Posted at 2016-3-4 13:41
You need to place a small decal of a seagull on the side of your P3 after you get it fixed.  Make su ...

lol good one
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DJI-Tim Posted at 2016-3-4 16:26
Sorry for your crash... you can contact our US support center and get your drone fixed there  http:/ ...

Thanks ordered the parts just waiting for 2 more to come in I can do it.
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Jegan Posted at 2016-3-4 16:48
my heart broken seeing the gimbal mount in two piece.. feeling sorry for u..

Thanks man it sucks
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microcyb Posted at 2016-3-4 22:40
I have learned to avoid birds when they are near by just doing a straight up vertical lift to 120M.  ...

Yea I have to watch out next time totally distracted me.
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wawatusi
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wheres the flight video? booooooooo
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Tintin
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That's sad If you remove the camera altogether and replace the props you will still be able to fly it. The cost of having it repaired wouldn't be far off the price of a new one! So if I was you I'd sell it on eBay as is and use the money towards a new one. The Standards have come down a lot in price.
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Northofthe49th
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UAS DRONE Posted at 2016-3-5 00:37
I have no Idea I am just supposed to use 2?

Serious!?!
Read the manual.....in there....
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wawatusi Posted at 2016-3-5 01:44
wheres the flight video? booooooooo

I just put it up
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Tintin Posted at 2016-3-5 01:57
That's sad If you remove the camera altogether and replace the props you will still be able to fly ...

I ordered the parts total cost about $133
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Northofthe49th Posted at 2016-3-5 02:07
Serious!?!
Read the manual.....in there....

Looked around but also looked at others that are flying in my area they are all using 4
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kjmarsola
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Glad the P4  gimbal has a  magnesium composite core, the P3 gimbal is too fragile
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snowsurferss
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That pizza shot made me hungry {:3_57:} Hope you get it flying quick and cheap.
These guys stock parts cheap  http://shop.atkdrones.com/pages/service
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Michael M
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have you oh no!!selected a winner for the prop guards?
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nix240z Posted at 2016-3-4 12:15
Why do you have all four of the clear pins installed?

If I did not have all the pins installed the camera gimbal would have been gone. When I recovered it it was still hanging on the last pin.
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UAS DRONE Posted at 2016-3-7 18:11
If I did not have all the pins installed the camera gimbal would have been gone. When I recovered  ...

That's a good point actually.

Does having all four pins have such a negative effect?
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nigelw Posted at 2016-3-7 14:42
That's a good point actually.

Does having all four pins have such a negative effect?

Only effect is jello but I think no filter can fix that. I just use 2 very thin zip ties or string and have no jello.
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