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Retrieving Drone in Tree
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Marty Markoe
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Flight distance : 15135 ft
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Mavic Pro got stuck in tree several weeks ago. Hired a tree service that brought bucket truck to retrieve from 30' up. Charge for service, 1/4 cost of Mavic Pro. Only damage to Mavic was a single propeller and to me no eating for several weeks due to thinner wallet.

Accidentally came across:
RETREEV Compact Retrieval Tool

Added the 100' Tactical Cord for a total with shipping about $40.00. It's lightweight, only a couple of ounces, and easily fits in my Mountainsmith Descent Camera Pack This is a lightweight sling backup that holds Mavic Pro, extra battery, sunshade, accessories and my Olympus EM-1 DSLR with extras.

I've cut the 100' tactical cord to 50' as I doubt I could throw grappling hook even that far. The tactic for tree retrieval is to not throw on the Mavic but onto branch and shake branch to release Mavic.

Marty
2017-3-11
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Snap_Shot
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Thanks for sharing Martyr! Looks like a very handy tool!
2017-3-11
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Fractures
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Flight distance : 635531 ft
United States
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I ran mine into some branches the other day being careless and after a few flips and kicks it finally spit its self out. Amazing to watch it intelligently correct itself and fight to stay in the air. Lesson learned for sure (was a little inebriated) but I would have been SOL had it not come out as it was about 30' in the air. Glad we could both be so lucky and have no dmg
2017-3-11
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WolfgangStiller
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Flight distance : 599416 ft
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Good find. At only one oz in weight, this may be worth carrying along.
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