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driverseat
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Flight distance : 856460 ft
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Hi,
I like to tell a short story after a stressy moment with a, lucky me hapy (l)ending. Yesterday I was flying with my Mavic Air and she was about 2 km's away (incl. range extender) at 150 m hight, in open field and out of sight. At certain moment it happened almost at the same time I've got the signals "lost signal, warning low battery level". I wanted to let her return but my cellphone quit and switched off. A moment I was desperate, more rather a bit in panic and thought "missed drone in action", no signals, no voice, no nothing.

While I was thinking how to handle in this (panic) situation, it was a minute of three later, my cellphone wat rebooting, when I heard a noice heard before and far away. And see..... high in the sky there she was my "lady in red". I was saved by automatic RTH in case of automatic return by the sign LOW BATTERY.  

Hapy me....   
2018-10-13
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rolling56
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Flight distance : 138310 ft
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Happy you for sure. I like happy endings
2018-10-13
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DJI Paladin
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Hi there, I'm glad that your drone is safe now. Just a friendly reminder, we don't recommed you to use a third party acessories because we are unable to ensure the performance and compatibility. Please let us know if you have other concern, we're here to help. Always fly within your VLOS, enjoy and always have a safe flight!
2018-10-13
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driverseat
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Okay I will. I didn't it by purpose.
2018-10-14
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A CW
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Good result mate! Happy landings, always!
2018-10-14
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Tomcatuk
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So it was in line of sight all the time then....
2018-10-14
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Wachtberger
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Tomcatuk Posted at 2018-10-14 00:58
So it was in line of sight all the time then....

You must be kidding...
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Wachtberger
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I am happy that your incident had a happy landing and hope you'll draw the appropriate conclusions for your future flights. Others unfortunately learn the lesson the harder way.
2018-10-14
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Tomcatuk
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But of course.....
2018-10-14
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Ken Storm
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Good story. One I hope I never have to retell my self. I don't let my 'lady in red' go further than 500m away. (UK Limit on visual line of sight)
2018-10-14
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driverseat
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Hi, I agree on that but it was on farmers land with permission. But.... your still right, a bit stupid.

Thanks for your reply.

Rgds,
2018-10-15
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M2Wair
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Lucky man, glad it ended well for you.

Personally I wouldn't take it out any further than I can see any of our birds clearly winking and waving at me, tried a distance flight once and the stress had me convinced it wasn't worth it.
2018-10-15
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driverseat
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Hi,
You are so right men, that many heat beats per minute was not good for me.

Reg's
2018-10-15
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