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Almost crashed. Typhoon G was pitching in the wind

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flashcrash, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. flashcrash

    Apr 1, 2016
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    I have had two flights.
    The first flight recently was in Carmel California in the fog.
    I did not go up too high or fly too long.
    No problems at all.

    Too bad it was so foggy.

    Second flight a week later in Cupertino California.

    I was flying over a World famous construction site in Cupertino and was up about three minutes.
    The winds were gusty.

    At one point I tried to bring the Typhoon G back and the stick at full position to go left
    would not affect the flight.

    I was able to get it back toward me finally.

    I have the Maytech fibre glass props on it.
    These don't break when they hit things - including my arm. ha.

    Well I tried to bring the Typhoon in.
    I was coming down onto the street and was lower than a street light pole.

    But the Typhoon G was pitching in the gusts.
    I am like well -
    If I land this sucker, it will probably tip on the street and damage the props.
    Plus cars were going in and out - not too many but a few.

    So I am using my left hand to modulate the left stick and trying to get the
    Typhoon G to hover over me.

    And catch the leg.
    I did catch the leg. Finally.
    But in catching it in the wind - I tipped the Typhoon G toward my elbow.

    The prop ate into my shirt ripping it and took a little slice out of my elbow.
    Shirt was $150 years ago - designer shirt.
    Rule - don't wear designer shirts when trying to land.

    Little cut on my elbow is fine.
    bought a few new shirts on eBay for $75 - same designer and did not pay full retail.
    Ha. propateshirtpic.JPG
  2. DroneClone

    Mar 2, 2016
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    Rule number one, do not hand catch and angry set of spinning steak knifes !;)