Old 07-05-2017, 12:42 PM
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solentlife
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Default Phantom 3 take swimming lessons ... my fault ...

It had to happen some time .. I'd have an 'event' with my P3S ...

Wind increased while flying ... and with pushing out - ended up with battery running out before she got home ...

I was more intent on watching signals instead of watching battery and flight speed .. If I had paid more attention to those - it would have been avoided...

Video shows how I rescued it as well ... not separate camera - but by the tablet screen use of GPS of the tablet and the last plotted position on the app.

The P3S had landed in the dense reed bed and tangled up stopping it disappearing to the depths ... it was left with part of an arm and UC leg just sticking out of water ... I had jumped into my motor boat to search and was lucky to see it...

But after a night of fan blowing on the opened up shell etc. - its not working.

Battery puffed of course.

So here's the video ...



For anyone thinking to lecture me on what I did wrong ... please 'refrain' - imagine what I think of myself for making a fundamental error and wrecking a very good model.

I know what I did wrong ...

Nigel
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