Close call bird strike

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  1. kmaluo

    kmaluo Well-Known Member

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    I staring ascending pretty late, was just staring at my screen not realizing they could take down my Mavic! The main bird almost looks fake.

     
  2. The Editor

    The Editor Well-Known Member

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    Birds can be incredibly aggressive and territorial - try putting which viz tape on a couple of the arms (Orange seems best).
    For some reason this seems to deter the birds as they see the UAV as 'Man Made' and not a threat.
     
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  3. Raptorman

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    Where is this?

    Brian
     
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    Already seeing bird strike close call videos and most of us dont even have our man made birds yet. You good sir are way ahead of the curve!
     
  5. TheLightSpeed!

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    Yeah birds hate the color of this drone


    Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
     
  6. dsd317

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    I bet you were like, "WFT!!!!!!" :eek::mad:

    At least you were still over land. I flew out to rabbit island (Manana) and a few birds flew in front of my P3P as I was flying back to shore....and at that time it was still around rabbit island and over water :eek::(
     
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    Very interesting, I can't see the bird exactly, but I guess it's a wader. Should normally not try to attack as they are not aggressive and they like flying with others in flocks, but you'll never know ;-)

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  8. kmaluo

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    North Shore Oahu, Laniakea is in the background.
     
  9. kmaluo

    kmaluo Well-Known Member

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    I think those birds were Koleas. Golden Plovers.

    The Mavic is pretty similar in size and color. I wonder if they were being territorial. I hate to do it, but I may have to put a loud color on there if it continues. I definitely feel like the Mavic attracts more birds than my P3.
     
  10. kricke_de

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    I'm not familiar with this species, but outside the breeding season Plovers don't behave territorially :)

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