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Almost lost another Mavic Air.. but RTH saved the day
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SeanGalbraith
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Wait for it...



This would have been Mavic Air #3 killed by a watery death.

Scenario: was driving by and saw the tall ship out on the lake, so of course I wanted to get a closer look. Flew the Air out for a closer look and thought I would try a QuickShot circle around it. As best I can tell, the ship was moving too fast for the Air to keep up in this mode. As such, when it came across the front if it and was still trying to track it, it got turned on its side and became unstable... like if you turned a helicopter on its side too far (or, this is my best guess). Mashed that sweet RTH button and it recovered its composure and made a safe trip back to the shore.

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GaryNash
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That looks a buttock clenching moment for sure... glad you got your bird back
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SeanGalbraith
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GaryNash Posted at 2018-8-24 10:06
That looks a buttock clenching moment for sure... glad you got your bird back

A little pee came out.
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Charissa
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I am sure. You are one lucky guy, getting that drone back.
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rwynant V1
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You all heard the BOOM that day right??

That was his A$$ slamming shut!

R
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ghutch
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Man that was a close one!  Great reaction, you did well...
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Wachtberger
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Oh gosh, what a close call! I am very happy for you and excellent reaction indeed. Heartfelt congratulations!
P.S. I shall never forget your submarine footage...
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Mittens
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I am confused how this even happens.  I have not had any of my DJIs get that sideways... so how did it just randomly get that vertical? and then not recover.
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el pelo
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Glad you got it back. Great photo....are there any filters on your lens or is this straight out of camera?
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M2Wair
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Oh Lord that was close to taking a swim, delighted it made it back to you.
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Landbo
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It's just your gimbal trying to reset. It does not seem to succeed on the clip. It's quite harmless if you fly within VLOS.   

Regards Leif.
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SeanGalbraith
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el pelo Posted at 2018-8-24 12:37
Glad you got it back. Great photo....are there any filters on your lens or is this straight out of camera?

It has a ND16 PL filter on. Thanks!
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SeanGalbraith
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-8-24 11:59
Oh gosh, what a close call! I am very happy for you and excellent reaction indeed. Heartfelt congratulations!
P.S. I shall never forget your submarine footage...

Me neither! That was hilarious.
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