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Oliver drone flyer
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Just wanted to share this video that started quite ideally, but unfortunately ended fatally..
The drone crashed into a tree and fell into a river. I was able to recover it but according to Dji it was a total loss - so I had to buy a new one.
Expencive way of getting experience..



Fly safely!
10-30 04:55
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Woe
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That sucks.
10-30 05:00
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Montfrooij
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That is bad!
10-30 06:08
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ririlan
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Feel sorry for you
10-30 06:44
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TerryOregon
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Gotta admire how tough the Air is - still recording after the crash - something seen in other crashes.
10-30 07:06
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TerryOregon Posted at 10-30 07:06
Gotta admire how tough the Air is - still recording after the crash - something seen in other crashes.

Yeah, it is rather strong.
10-30 07:23
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Oliver drone flyer
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TerryOregon Posted at 10-30 07:06
Gotta admire how tough the Air is - still recording after the crash - something seen in other crashes.

It actually recorded about 3 minutes after submerging. Although this was crystal clear, clean mountain water, the drone had to be replaced. I'll try to fly more safely from now on..
10-30 08:05
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Hi, thank you for reaching out and we're deeply sorry for the incident happened to your DJI Mavic Air. You can still send the drone to us for a possible repair. However, the warranty can only be applied depending on the outcome of the damage assessment including the warranty period of your unit. To check the warranty period parts of your drone, you may click this link: https://www.dji.com/service/policy. Please note that DJI can only perform data analysis for units falling within the warranty period; otherwise, valid charges will apply. You may refer to the link below for you to contact our support team. Thank you for your understanding and support and again sorry for the inconvenience.

https://www.dji.com/support
10-30 08:34
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Oliver drone flyer
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DJI Gamora Posted at 10-30 08:34
Hi, thank you for reaching out and we're deeply sorry for the incident happened to your DJI Mavic Air. You can still send the drone to us for a possible repair. However, the warranty can only be applied depending on the outcome of the damage assessment including the warranty period of your unit. To check the warranty period parts of your drone, you may click this link: https://www.dji.com/service/policy. Please note that DJI can only perform data analysis for units falling within the warranty period; otherwise, valid charges will apply. You may refer to the link below for you to contact our support team. Thank you for your understanding and support and again sorry for the inconvenience.

https://www.dji.com/support

Thank you, but the drone has already been to your repear center In The Netherlands, and they found it unrepearable.
10-30 09:50
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Oliver drone flyer Posted at 10-30 08:05
It actually recorded about 3 minutes after submerging. Although this was crystal clear, clean mountain water, the drone had to be replaced. I'll try to fly more safely from now on..

Or get a Skydio 2
10-30 11:25
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Oliver drone flyer Posted at 10-30 09:50
Thank you, but the drone has already been to your repear center In The Netherlands, and they found it unrepearable.

Hi, thank you for the additional information and again we are sorry for the issue you have with your DJI Mavic Air. We indeed don’t repair water damaged drone. Because aircraft consists of a large quantity of sensitive electrical components, after it is water damaged, electrical components may be corroded, thus affecting its stability and security. Through the related tests, the repair of water damaged units needs to replace all the relevant components, and it is possible that the cost of repairing a water damaged drone is far higher than buying a new drone. Therefore, we advise that water damaged units are ineligible for repair service. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
10-30 15:46
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That's a sweet looking Drone - but, I think I'll stay with my MavicAir for now, and just be more careful not to crash into a tree
10-31 01:55
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TerryOregon Posted at 10-30 07:06
Gotta admire how tough the Air is - still recording after the crash - something seen in other crashes.

Exactly. That is amazing!!! I am impressed. And that was under water. WOW!
10-31 03:36
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Kelisko
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Sorry about what happened to you. Did you have the obstacle avoidance system turned off? Always have it on when flying in such places. It works very well! It might not save your drone from lateral collisions but it does prevent crashes in most cases.
10-31 03:39
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That will never happen to me/my MA.


10-31 05:00
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Oliver drone flyer
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Kelisko Posted at 10-31 03:39
Sorry about what happened to you. Did you have the obstacle avoidance system turned off? Always have it on when flying in such places. It works very well! It might not save your drone from lateral collisions but it does prevent crashes in most cases.

The obstacle avoidance system was on, but the branches that I hit was probably too small, and came from an odd angle.. I have been in other small crashes where the same things happen. The system cannot see the small branches or wires for that sake.
10-31 05:03
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Oliver drone flyer
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Bluehook Posted at 10-31 05:00
That will never happen to me/my MA.

I hope you're right, but keep it in mind!
10-31 05:04
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Kelisko Posted at 10-31 03:39
Sorry about what happened to you. Did you have the obstacle avoidance system turned off? Always have it on when flying in such places. It works very well! It might not save your drone from lateral collisions but it does prevent crashes in most cases.

Front, rear, down but not sideways detection!
11-1 04:47
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Good on you for owning your error and learning from it.  It happens to most if not all of us at some point.
11-1 05:01
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Sorry to see that
11-1 05:31
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InvisibleName 7 Posted at 11-1 04:47
Front, rear, down but not sideways detection!

Correct! The sides are what I am calling lateral
11-1 13:44
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