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Crashed H in Tree - Flew back on 5 rotors

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You are a lucky man!, what caused you to just fly into a bank of trees? dept perception? (How far they really were?) It can really be deceiving how far objects away are! That's why I always fly higher than the tallest object in my areas. Glad you made it home with only one damaged prop! Fly safely my friend!;)
 
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You are a lucky man!, what caused you to just fly into a bank of trees? dept perception? (How far they really were?) It can really be deceiving how far objects away are! That's why I always fly higher than the tallest object in my areas. Glad you made it home with only one damaged prop! Fly safely my friend!;)
Depth Perception! I was trying to film the white cargo trailer and before I knew it I was in the trees! What a dumb arse!
 
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For whatever reason the video won't play for me, even on Youtube.
But all's well that ends well. Lucky, maybe you need to go play the ponies.
 
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I gotta say that was a pretty smooth recovery, you got into the tree tops spun weird for a couple seconds then "OK what was that I'm coming home". But glad it was only one prop causality fly safe. Had a close call on my second flight same thing dept perception.
 
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Just tried the vid again, running fine now.
Totally amazing, were you doing anything with the controls as it crashed or do you remember, lol?
 
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Depth Perception is my main problem !!! I don't know how to improve it....
It just gets a little better with time and experience, till then just make sure you fly higher than the tallest objects and stay well back from objects when lower or landing!
 
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Keep the drone sillouetted against the sky so there is always a little bit of sky showing beneath the drone. That makes it impossible for it to crash into objects.
 
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Don't feel too bad, My 4th flight I think it was, I was cruising around the trees in my yard 2-5 feet up, and got tangled up in a pine tree. Broke 2 props, lesson learned. What I found helped me some, fly to a distant object, hover in the spot you think you want then walk out there and see how well you did.
Glad you got her back with just a scratch.
 

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