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Bugs attacked my drone
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For some reason a large swarm of bugs hovered around and flew into my drone. I could not identify the type of bugs, perhaps they were flying ants or gnats of some sort. They followed it around as I tried to fly away from them. Is it the sound that attracted them? Anyway I have bug guts all over my drone and propellors.


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Dead end theory
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that is so crazy. thanks for sharing.
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Skymark
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I've had this happen with bees several times. The honey is delicious.
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Mark The Droner
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Spring is coming.  
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TPVAerials
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The noise could have been a contributor, but I would assume that the heat from the quad would have attracted the bugs the most.
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RedHotPoker
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They are in the mood, for Love... Hahaha
Birds and bees do it, even educated flees do it. Spring Fever...



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Awsome! haha!
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I've been trying to tell you guys that all DJI quads have bugs! Jk. Bad joke.
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Are you sure they weren't tiny surveillance drones?
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Cabansail Posted at 2017-3-1 13:11
Are you sure they weren't tiny surveillance drones?

Ah. Yes. This could be the case! They obviously need to work out obstacle avoidance and better control in high winds though!
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There is a bug somewhere telling the family that a bunch of his friends were attacked by a fly machine
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theGrindLab.com Posted at 2017-3-1 12:45
I've been trying to tell you guys that all DJI quads have bugs! Jk. Bad joke.

Haha. Well, I wish it was really that easy - these bugs can be removed with a damp cloth...
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There's a funny video on YouTube of a guy trying to PO  hornets by flying his drone near it. At one point, he moved in and chopped up the nest with his props. It wasn't a Phantom. It was one of those industrial drones. It sliced through the nest with no problem. When it was all said and done, if you thought your drone looked bad with a few bugs splattered,  you should see his. Guts everywhere.
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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-3-1 14:02
Haha. Well, I wish it was really that easy - these bugs can be removed with a damp cloth...
Are you sure about that ?


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