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XKCD: A drone into a tornado
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BumblerBee
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Seeing this XKCD cominc, I came to think of an (un)lucky Finnish pilot, whose Mavic got drawn into a thunderstorm: https://forum.dji.com/thread-115500-1-1.html


https://xkcd.com/2072/

Now, a tornado? Sounds cool! I'd definitely do it, but we don't have any tornados in Norway


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jacksonnai
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LOL thanks for sharing mate
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A CW
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Hahahaha
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Hi BumberBee, we appreciate taking time bringing this to us. Mavic Pro is not a water proof drone, it is really dangerous to fly under rainy conditions especially in a tornado. Please refer to product user manual. Thank you for choosing DJI.

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BumblerBee
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DJI Gamora Posted at 11-16 04:36
Hi BumberBee, we appreciate taking time bringing this to us. Mavic Pro is not a water proof drone, it is really dangerous to fly under rainy conditions especially in a tornado. Please refer to product user manual. Thank you for choosing DJI.

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That is a valid point. However, in case of flying into a tornado, that would be a suicide mission for the drone, anyway. Much like sending probes to another planet, where they fall to the ground at terminal velocity, while collecting and transmitting data.
The best advice I'd give any daredevil who'd consider sending a drone into a tornado, is to have the gimbal cover and (possibly) prop cages on to ensure the drone can transmit video and be (marginally controllably) airborne for as long as possible.
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Sky Carrier
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Hahahhaahahaha, thanks for sharing
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I don't think you need to worry about flying the drone into the tornado - as that will be all automatic,  in fact just strap the prop arms in, in the folded position with duct tape. Super glue the gimbal cover in place and you're good to go. Just run really fast when placing your drone in front of the tornado - otherwise you'll get a more special POV - up close and personal!




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Montfrooij
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Hahahahahaha.
LOL
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BumblerBee
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Lamplighter55 Posted at 11-17 09:20
I don't think you need to worry about flying the drone into the tornado - as that will be all automatic,  in fact just strap the prop arms in, in the folded position with duct tape. Super glue the gimbal cover in place and you're good to go. Just run really fast when placing your drone in front of the tornado - otherwise you'll get a more special POV - up close and personal!

Hmmm... Good point about super-gluing the gimbal dome.
However, you'd need the props if only to fly the Mavic into the storm from a safe distance and at a certain altitude, unless, of courser, as you point out, you want to go in for a swing together with your Mavic
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