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First crash P3S
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Churubusco
Second Officer
Flight distance : 36 ft

United States
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Did not follow my own process resulting in the only crash I have ever had with either of my Phantoms. Checked UAV forecast prior to flight. It recommended not to fly due to precipitation. All other conditions favorable. It looked as though the rain was still some time away, so I took a few test flights then launched my longest mission yet. 1/3 of the way into the mission it started raining hard. I immediately initiated home return. It worked flawless. All that remained was bringing it down 250 feet manually. In a haste and my glasses so wet I could not differentiate orientation of the aircraft I got within a few feet of the ground and grazed a pine tree branch, causing aircraft to fall to the ground.Test flight after rain stopped confirmed no damage. Had the aircraft been any further in its mission the hard rain probably would have caused motor or electronic failure before it made it back. Moral of story always stick to a known safe flying process.
2017-3-26
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Cabansail
Second Officer
Flight distance : 136686 ft

Australia
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I would not describe that as a crash, it's more of an unplanned flora interaction.
2017-3-26
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Badbobstikibar
lvl.4
Flight distance : 620112 ft
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Cabansail Posted at 2017-3-26 14:19
I would not describe that as a crash, it's more of an unplanned flora interaction.

Now that's funny right there.
2017-3-26
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Mark The Droner
Captain
Flight distance : 2917 ft
United States
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Funny - in almost two years of reading drone posts, I have yet to read one post about a drone going down due to rain.  Maybe that's because nobody flies in the rain?  I know some of us have gotten caught in it by accident, but I'm still waiting to hear about one going down due to rain.

Here's my rain flight:  

2017-3-26
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tkflyfisher7
lvl.3
Flight distance : 150164 ft
United States
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I would not describe that as a crash, it's more of an unplanned flora interaction......BWAHHHAAAHHH!  Good one,
2017-3-26
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outdoorlife5
lvl.2
United States
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mark the droner
How did you get that distance?
2017-3-30
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DJI-Jamie
DJI team
Flight distance : 112405 ft
United States
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I'm sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing your cautionary tale to better help others.
2017-3-30
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Mark The Droner
Captain
Flight distance : 2917 ft
United States
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outdoorlife5 Posted at 2017-3-30 17:27
mark the droner
How did you get that distance?

Lots of mods.  

Here's one I just put together yesterday and haven't even tried out yet...

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2017-3-31
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blackcrusader
First Officer
Flight distance : 689774 ft
Taiwan
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I did 4.55km today distance.. just short of 15000 ft on my P3S with Argtek. No rain though lol



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2017-3-31
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eliot may
lvl.4
Flight distance : 245367 ft
United States
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Thats an alternative landing!
2017-3-31
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