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Seems impossible. MM saves itself from certain death
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Minnesota
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Note to self:  Do not fly behind things. [NOT MY VIDEO]


1-13 10:44
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Debugger
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Flight distance : 390935 ft
Greece
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Very lucky MM
1-13 10:50
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Nebuchadnezzar
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Spain
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really amazing !!
1-13 10:52
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djiuser_QUgerpQwqvz5
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Or make sure you set the right RTH height
1-13 10:55
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jonny007
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Behind is not the problem, the RTH height was just too low.
1-13 11:01
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JodyB
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That is crazy!! Lucky!!
1-13 11:04
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DowntownRDB
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First 44 second of the flight had some great scenery.  The lesson I learned from this video is if you are going to fly behind something and take a chance of losing signal then I better have the RTH altitude set high enough to clear whatever I'm flying behind.  Super glad he got his MM back with only minor scratches...could have been much worse.
1-13 11:55
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JM.REYES
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What a bad luck too ... my hair got on end when I saw the crash.
1-13 12:03
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HomePoint
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The Mavic see's the rock and thinks to itself "do I have obstacle avoidance?" after a short period of thought it says says to itself "nope" and proceeds to smash into the rock.  
1-13 12:14
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Cookster670
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Wow.   You were very lucky.   Lesson learned!
1-13 12:33
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InspektorGadjet
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Spain
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What the hell! that was crazy! lol
Almost hypnotizing  but crazy the recovery, and those birds were close too.
Thanks for sharing!
1-13 12:42
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DAFlys
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Amazing that it recovered from the crash and didn't just fall out the sky.
1-14 01:31
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Montfrooij
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Never trust RTH....
1-14 01:42
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Sigmo
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I know that was dangerous, and the pilot was very lucky.  But that really made for a great video!  
1-14 01:47
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luca6686
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Wow that's incredible, also how the Mini get stable again.
1-14 01:50
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Ice_2k
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RTH did exactly what it was supposed to, it was just incorrectly configured
1-14 02:19
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Akirasho
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The three most useless things in aviation are runway behind you, altitude above you, and fuel not in your tanks.

The Mini had altitude & power to self correct...  runway optional.
1-14 02:26
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Montfrooij
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Ice_2k Posted at 1-14 02:19
RTH did exactly what it was supposed to, it was just incorrectly configured

I forgot the 'I'
I never trust RTH.
Way too many examples of too much confidence in technology that lead to accidents.
People panicking pressing RTH and.....

I know you can make precautions to prevent most accidents. But still it is too much of a risk for me.
So far I never had to use it.

MP warned me when I was too close to either the end of my battery or the end of my signal range and I flew back manually.

That is just how I like to do it.
Be in control myself.
1-14 02:40
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