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David
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I'm uploading this recent video recovered from my Phantom 4 "crash" after I inadvertantly added two waypoints into my Litchi flight app mission with zero altitude!!
I am prepared to eat whatever crap gets dished out for such stupidity, but feel it's important to show this video as proof of the ability of the Phantom to defend itself against newbies and possibly even more seasoned pilots with a death-wish. It's 9 minutes (long I know) but the good stuff really happened about 1/2 way through, so if you can possibly endure, I assure you it will be worth your time.

2016-8-25
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DJI-Ken
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WOW, you got extremely lucky.
That's why the GO app makes you fly the route first so there's no chance of an altitude error.
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calls4u2
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Nice flight
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mochorm
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That's  the ultimate promo video for the P4!!
I can only imagine your surprise when u first watched it!!
2016-8-25
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Bilzc10
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thats amazing. I was waiting for a crash the whole time because of the title. I was amazed when it made it back, then i was thinking you were going to crash into the flag pole Atleast you got a video that looks like it was shot by an experienced, and very edgy pilot XD. (also the tilted horizon is so extreme at the end). Very cool
2016-8-25
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rreindl
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WOW!!! I just fell in love with the P4! I have the P3A. I thought for sure it would hit the house because of the glass. I also thought it would hit the trees on the final leg because of the Sun. Just WOW again!

Great narration BTW.  
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Dr AJ
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This is why I bought the P4 ! It's totally awesome. Thank you DJI. I look forward to the P5 !!!!!!!!!
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I enjoyed your narrative, I was sure we'd be witnessing the end of a P4.  Glad it didn't turn out like like.  I guess every flight has a lesson.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-8-26 03:51
WOW, you got extremely lucky.
That's why the GO app makes you fly the route first so there's no chan ...

I'm using that now. Thanks Ken and I know I'm lucky. Still, it's pretty amazing the technology on the P4. I don't know how many people have put it to that kind of test and live to tell about it;-]
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mochorm Posted at 2016-8-26 04:13
That's  the ultimate promo video for the P4!!
I can only imagine your surprise when u first watched ...

Thanks. I wanted to share it because it really showcases the impressive technology of the P4. The scenery ain't bad either - LOL.
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Bilzc10 Posted at 2016-8-26 04:26
thats amazing. I was waiting for a crash the whole time because of the title. I was amazed when it m ...

Yeah - imagine us standing around trying to figure out how to find the crash site and suddenly seeing telemetry pop up again! It was scary and exhilarating! Thanks for watching.
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SkyNet1 Posted at 2016-8-26 05:06
I'm using that now. Thanks Ken and I know I'm lucky. Still, it's pretty amazing the technology on  ...

There's another video with a guy trying to demolish the P4 byt cutting a prop in half, flying into a tree, and even throwing the P4 case at it. After everything his P4 still flew. Pretty amazing.
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rreindl Posted at 2016-8-26 04:40
WOW!!! I just fell in love with the P4! I have the P3A. I thought for sure it would hit the house be ...

Thanks for your comments! I really thought we'd lost it but it wasn't until we got it back and looked at the video that we saw how incredible the P4 technology really is!! DJI did an impressive job of engineering it. I'm glad to (still) own one!
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MarcoX5 Posted at 2016-8-26 04:56
I enjoyed your narrative, I was sure we'd be witnessing the end of a P4.  Glad it didn't turn out li ...

Thanks for your comments. We thought we'd lost it too. The video was a testament to just how lucky we were. But the technology on the P4 is the real story here. Can't tell you how impressed we are with it and glad to (still) own one;-]
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Snowwolfwarrior
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Amazing video, loved watching it and great you got it back home ok
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Matt-and-Riley
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Must have been fun watching the video back for the first time, seeing where it had been.
If it could talk it would probably say "put me back in the box and never open it again!"
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BrianJ
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WTF....That Phantom does have a brain!!

How did it find its way through that indeed...incredible footage. I liked the happy sounding background music as it cleared its last obsticle - tree on golf course - I'm freeeee yipeeeee lol
2016-8-25
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Viridis
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Great video, like a drone obstacle course.
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DJI-Jamie
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That really was definitely a nail biter, thanks for sharing. I think the title of your thread would be a more interesting YouTube title.
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johnny fiveo
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Wow!  Wouldn't believe it if I didn't see for myself.
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turbojoe69
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Thanks for sharing !! Amazing !!
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RemusE
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Thanks for sharing! Great video
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OrlyP
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I'm pretty sure it hit the house at 7:07 mark. You can see the prop mark it left when the aircraft backed up. The camera also lost gimbal roll alignment and you can see it straightening up after the impact.
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You couldn't have planned for that, on the edge of my seat waiting for the crash

You could always take bets, and then rerun the litchi waypoints file and see if it does the same again
2016-8-26
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Jan Jensen
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wow..... Thanks for sharing.
2016-8-26
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ccbiggz
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What a beautiful area.

Are you sure it didn't hit that house? It looks like it snaps back, like a boxer taking a punch, but you would think if it actually did hit the house, it would have crashed. I think I can see the props in the shot just as it is about to hit the house like its in full tilt forward.

Great video and glad to see all ended well!
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First video I've seen that really shows the advances with the P4.   Thoroughly enjoyed watching.  Most excellent video my friend!
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It definitely hit that house, no way the gimbal was that close to the wall without the props touching. Considering it avoided trees and poles so well you would expect it would have done the same with the house, but it looks like the glass was a factor.  
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OrlyP Posted at 2016-8-26 13:59
I'm pretty sure it hit the house at 7:07 mark. You can see the prop mark it left when the aircraft b ...

I just looked again and it does look like it hit the house as you state there appears to be a mark after. BUT that could be lighting, I would say the only way to be sure is inspect the house.  When I first saw this I thought it hit the house but then it did not crash so I thought it missed unless he there are prop guards installed.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-8-26 05:14
There's another video with a guy trying to demolish the P4 byt cutting a prop in half, flying into ...

LOL! You guys have got to be pleased with the P4. It's the most sophisticated, yet easy to fly drone I've seen yet. It's truly amazing technology.
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Snowwolfwarrior Posted at 2016-8-26 05:59
Amazing video, loved watching it and great you got it back home ok

Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope it will provide ample evidence of the P4's incredible onboard technology.
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Matt-and-Riley Posted at 2016-8-26 06:37
Must have been fun watching the video back for the first time, seeing where it had been.
If it co ...

LOL! That's exactly what we thought. If it could talk it would be saying "send me back you idiot!!".
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BrianJ Posted at 2016-8-26 06:48
WTF....That Phantom does have a brain!!

How did it find its way through that indeed...incredible fo ...

Thanks. You noticed that huh? I actually intended that to be an uplifting cut. Glad it translated for you!
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Viridis Posted at 2016-8-26 07:13
Great video, like a drone obstacle course.

Yeah thanks! Never figured the ground would be our biggest hurdle...
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2016-8-26 08:18
That really was definitely a nail biter, thanks for sharing. I think the title of your thread would  ...

Maybe you're right. I might change it to that. Thanks for the suggestion.
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johnny fiveo Posted at 2016-8-26 10:35
Wow!  Wouldn't believe it if I didn't see for myself.

Yeah, imagine OUR surprise??
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turbojoe69 Posted at 2016-8-26 10:56
Thanks for sharing !! Amazing !!

Thanks. After seeing that amazing video for the first time I knew I had to share it with the Phantom community. It's an amazing testament to DJI technology.
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RemusE Posted at 2016-8-26 13:47
Thanks for sharing! Great video

Thanks for watching and letting me know!
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OrlyP Posted at 2016-8-26 13:59
I'm pretty sure it hit the house at 7:07 mark. You can see the prop mark it left when the aircraft b ...

If it actually hit the house, which you may be right about that, it recovered without damaging the props or gimbal. I'll go back and look at that footage again closely. I thought it checked up with mere inches to spare. Thanks for your feedback.
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Murilo Carmello
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You are a very lucky guy, the technology (DJI) saved you $ 1,400
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