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My Inspire's First Victim - hopefully the last.
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ChadAustin
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In this still, you can make out the last few milliseconds of this red-tailed dragonfly, or red-tailed pennant, just before he met the left front blade of my Inspire and became several pieces of organic matter. Poor little guy. I guess he thought the Inspire was a rather large, but sexy female pennant, as he was buzzing it quite a lot before this happened.
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2015-7-19
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jimhare
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May he rest in pieces.     {:2_35:}

Sorry, didn't mean to sound cold, sad to see any creature harmed!
2015-7-19
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lostinthezone
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What a way to get 'rejected'...  I've seen videos before where dragonflies chase r/c craft.  

Rob
2015-7-19
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DJI-Dave
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That is a big Dragonfly!
2015-7-19
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skymaster
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Poor thing
2015-7-19
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nilsblix
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We are entering their airspace - let us be extreamly careful.
I always try to back out when birds are interesting in my Inspire, but I know this also could happen for me.
Sorry for the bird
2015-7-20
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PeteGould
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nilsblix@gmail. Posted at 2015-7-21 00:32
We are entering their airspace - let us be extreamly careful.
I always try to back out when birds a ...

Not a bird - a big insect.
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Starship
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Bet he doesn't have the guts to do that again..............................  sorry,  it was to easy
2015-7-20
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Rob W
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When is the funeral? I'd like to attend. Poor insect.
2015-7-20
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nilsblix
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PeteGould Posted at 2015-7-21 01:29
Not a bird - a big insect.

Thanks for clarifying
2015-7-20
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ChadAustin
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LOL- some of those remarks are funny as all get out.

I don't condone the killing of anything, as I respect all life. Bu t this little guy was very fast and I didn't have any true reaction time to where I could have guessed what he was going to do.

He was in the frame for less than a 1/10 of a second.

I tried to talk to him after the accident, but he just fell apart.

2015-7-20
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Abe
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A large bumble bee flew into my Inspire propeller once while I was landing. It made a louder sound than I expected and I saw two pieces of bumble bee fly in opposite directions. It definitely made me cringe.
2015-7-20
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Fred D
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I was about to take off once when a humming bird came out of no where and committed suicide on my front prop. It destroyed the prop and the I1 needed cleaning.
2015-7-21
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