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SeanGalbraith
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Wait for it...



Looks like I'm going to have a DJI Refresh claim. :-)
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SeanGalbraith
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This is the second Mavic Air I've put in Lake Ontario. :-)  
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I'm sorry for what happened to your aircraft, I strongly advise to you contacting our support for you to send your unit to our repair facility so that you can use your DJI care refresh as well. Please see the link below.
https://www.dji.com/support?site=brandsite&from=nav
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SeanGalbraith
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Thanks! I appreciate the link. I'll be likely taking you up on that offer soon. :-)
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SeanGalbraith
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BTW I'm really impressed with how long it recorded while completely under water.
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Loki's Eyes
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SeanGalbraith Posted at 2018-6-18 16:55
BTW I'm really impressed with how long it recorded while completely under water.

Me too!  That gives me some confidence about getting caught in the rain... or even going up in the rain.  Amazing.  Thanks for sharing, and glad you have the Refresh.
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nywrecker
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It is amazing that it kept filming while under water!
The Air doesn’t seem to be water resistant, let alone water proof!
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CemAygun
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My condolences Honestly I wish we had side sensors in MA instead of rear... With the gimbal not being able to rotate horizontally, I end up flying sideways more than anything...
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GDL
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You recovered MA under water?
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SeanGalbraith
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GDL Posted at 2018-6-18 18:21
You recovered MA under water?

The nearest dragonboat (which my wife was on) saw the crash and paddled over to retrieve it from the water for me. It was fairly shallow there by the shore. The power was still on the Air when they pulled it out of the water.
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Woe
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Ouch. Sorry to see this, but glad you recovered your bird.
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SeanGalbraith Posted at 2018-6-18 16:44
This is the second Mavic Air I've put in Lake Ontario. :-)

Glugg... maybe you should try a different lake ;-)   (snark!!)
Thanks for sharing.... though difficult to admit, you should take comfort knowing that sharing the goof helps the rest of us be careful-er !
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SeanGalbraith Posted at 2018-6-18 16:55
BTW I'm really impressed with how long it recorded while completely under water.

I am pretty sure the MA got hypnotized by the algae motion  (left, right,left, right, left)   andit kept filming and filming...
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GDL
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Did you try is it works after drying?
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Ouch, hope you back in air soon
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Sorry to hear - hope you have better luck.
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Lucas775
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I was waiting for it to fly out of the lake
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Montfrooij
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Wow, I did not see that one coming (and neither did you)
Hope you get one back soon.
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A CW
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Ouch - hope you get a replacement soon but wow - the fact it didn't shut down under water is quite amazing
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Looks like You have been prepared well your second bird for water environment
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SeanGalbraith
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A CW Posted at 2018-6-18 23:34
Ouch - hope you get a replacement soon but wow - the fact it didn't shut down under water is quite amazing

And it kept going for a while
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SeanGalbraith
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nixuspix Posted at 2018-6-18 23:59
Looks like You have been prepared well your second bird for water environment

DJI really needs to get going on the submersible flying drones.
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A CW
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SeanGalbraith Posted at 2018-6-19 04:43
And it kept going for a while

Remarkable mate - I know it's got a very robust design but that it almost submersible LOL Won't be long until we'll be seeing drones fly out of the sea
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3-D
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Sorry about your crash.  Glad you have Refresh!  
I agree with @CemAygun in that I wish there were side sensors.  On more than one occasion, I've stopped a very nice video short because I looked up and was close to going into a tree.  Luckily, when I've been flying sideways, I've been in vlos, so I was able to avoid danger.  (then there are the other occasions...)
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SparksBird
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Wow amazing it just kept filming.  Appears this MA liked the water lol.  
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Oracle Miata
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That it keeps recording is just absolutely remarkable.  Wow.  Have you tried powering it up since the incident?
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SeanGalbraith
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2018-6-19 08:24
That it keeps recording is just absolutely remarkable.  Wow.  Have you tried powering it up since the incident?

I have. The start up motor sounds are... not right. Then it gives a battery error and ESC Status Error (whatever that is). She’s dead.
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Oracle Miata
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Welp, glad you got it back.  Maybe throw it in a bag of rice for a few days?  Tough little SOB.  Good luck going forward.  
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I am sincerely sorry for your loss and excellent that you have care refresh!! But the under water footage is truly amazing. Imagine a fish would have passed by. This could have almost made your day into a better one. Amazing!
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AG0N-Gary
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I was really surprised that you did that.  Before you rotated toward the boats, you could clearly see that you were headed straight for the tree.  Not watching where you were going while preceding seemed pretty reckless.  It was a good experience for you though and your Refresh should take care of it.  I wasn't quite sure whether the camera was right side up or upside down.  Decent video under water though.  ;)
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Jeff7577
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What am I seeing in the last few frames of the video in the bottom right?
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SeanGalbraith
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-6-19 08:55
I am sincerely sorry for your loss and excellent that you have care refresh!! But the under water footage is truly amazing. Imagine a fish would have passed by. This could have almost made your day into a better one. Amazing!

A fish would have been totally worth it!
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SeanGalbraith
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Jeff7577 Posted at 2018-6-19 09:14
What am I seeing in the last few frames of the video in the bottom right?

That’s one of the paddles of the dragonboat team I was following. They changed course to retrieve it for me when they saw it crash. (My wife was on the boat)
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SeanGalbraith
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AG0N-Gary Posted at 2018-6-19 09:08
I was really surprised that you did that.  Before you rotated toward the boats, you could clearly see that you were headed straight for the tree.  Not watching where you were going while preceding seemed pretty reckless.  It was a good experience for you though and your Refresh should take care of it.  I wasn't quite sure whether the camera was right side up or upside down.  Decent video under water though.  ;)

I wouldn’t be so surprised. Within a week of receiving my first Air, it crashed and sank into Lake Ontario. :-)
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SeanGalbraith
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2018-6-19 08:54
Welp, glad you got it back.  Maybe throw it in a bag of rice for a few days?  Tough little SOB.  Good luck going forward.

I’d rather get it refreshed, that way I know that the next time I fly it crashes will be entirely my fault and not a lingering issue due to the watery crash.
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SeanGalbraith Posted at 2018-6-19 09:22
I’d rather get it refreshed, that way I know that the next time I fly it crashes will be entirely my fault and not a lingering issue due to the watery crash.

I'm with you there.
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SeanGalbraith
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Drone in the mail for a refresh. Less than 48 hours to get the UPS shipping label.
2018-6-20
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HedgeTrimmer
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Not trying to be to critical, but I believe you videoed the lake bottom upside down.


And before declaring her dead...  

You might want to:
1. Try resetting Camera and formating microSD card
2. Update / refresh drone Firmware
3. Reset Remote controller, and calibrate R.C.
4. Do Compass, IMU, & Gimbal Calibration
5. Uninstall DJI Go 4 application, install latest version.

6) Try different battery.



All joking aside, Sorry about your drone drowning.




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Rivi
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Sorry for your loss.  this is the first underwater capture of Mavic  Air I have seen
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i was willing it to get caught in a branch , you could bet if it was 50 ft tree where you could never climb it, it would be stuck up ther.glad you got it back , and you will always have the worlds film of a submersable video recording from a MA...lol.
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