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  1. NightFlightAlright

    Tree Crash and Recovery

    So, my first week with the DJI Mini 2 and THIS SHOT (with sound) This happened right at sunset... I very clearly miss judged the height of this one tree. Something of an optical illusion made me think it was no more than 30 feet tall… In reality it was closer to 80 feet tall. And I could...
  2. B

    Broken Mini 2 after crashing in to tree....and then down! Repairable?

    Hi all. I did a Dronie and miscalculated where it was headed and crashed in to a 40ft high tree. Thanks to the Find My Drone, I found it, could hear the beeps but couldn't see it. Minutes later, torrential rain and thunderstorm. I went back 24 hours later to see that it has blown to the floor...
  3. V

    If a drone falls in a forest does anybody care...? Fire risks of unretrieved drones.

    I have searched and searched and I cannot see that anyone has addressed this head on, but pardon me if there has been some dedicated discussion on this topic. Preamble: I live in BC (Canada) and do a lot of backcountry camping and hiking. I have an Advanced Operations Drone Pilot Certificate...
  4. C

    Dji mini 2 stuck on tree in Roma

    Hi, because of night during flying, i flew into tree. I would need like 10m stick or some ladder or idk... Is someone from Rome and can help or suggest what to do here? Maybe is there some local service that can help me, aby Phone numer?
  5. Ryanmini

    Mini Nice Day Lets Fly Away

    Finally got my mini out for a fly on Tuesday here’s some footage from the flight, I’m new to this video taking/editing so still learning Enjoy
  6. Drone Retrieval.JPG

    Drone Retrieval.JPG

    Its good to have friends in construction - drone retrieved safely. Didn't even lose a propellor.
  7. Astrobutch

    Our planets lungs..

    New to drone photography and flying in general. Took this on Christmas Eve at a place local to me, I will never cease to wonder at the views from above, there is a magic to them, a beautiful perspective that are just so unique, I hope you find them as engaging and inspiring as I do.. I call this...
  8. Astrobutch

    My first post(Bracknell -UK)

    I have just got my first drone and took this picture in my local area.. it was cold and wintr but the drone performed’s to many more adventures! Happy New Year! Butch
  9. Mad Mavic

    Drone in a tree

    After three days of rain I'm getting prepped to retrieve my drone from 60 feet up in a tree. Since climbing the tree is out of the question and not accessible with any equipment, my only recourse is to try grappling. Therefore I've got myself a sling shot, 20 pound test fishing line, and led...
  10. Ghost_ATX

    What is your funniest/craziest/scariest drone rescue story (tree, water, mountain, etc.)

    I doubt anyone will be able to top zaceshighz's cargo ship rescue (epic!), but I'm curious to know what lengths folks have gone to in order to rescue their Mavics when they've lost them or gotten them stuck somewhere. I was once stopped and questioned by police for standing on the hood of my...
  11. Hodei

    First Crash with a tree, hanging, strange behaviour.

    Hi there, Well, I write to introduce myself and at the same time ask for your help. First of all, sorry for my english level, I am learning... I'm Hodei, and recently I got a Mavic Pro with the intention of starting to use it for future jobs. After several flights(6/7) without problems, the...
  12. allen.foster

    Drone eating tree

    You've heard of Charlie Brown's kite eating tree? But have you heard about Daufuski Island's drone eating trees? My family and I vacationed recently on Daufusky Island, SC - a short ferry ride from Hilton Head. Had a great stay on this historically interesting and lovely island. On our last day...
  13. Lou

    Mavic Rescues Mavic from Tree

    I came across this and had to share. Mavic folks are the most imaginative, can-do people on the planet...
  14. F

    Flying through a forest with the mavic

    Somme footage of last week in a local forest.
  15. pjnorris

    Survived a collision - a lesson learned!

    I had a near miss last weekend with my Mavic Pro, with a tree! 1) Make sure RTH altitude is higher than the average tree. 30m wasn't enough. 2) Ensure you have smart RTH enabled, so the Mavic will attempt to retrace it routes (Edit: not factually correct - see my post reply below) 3) Ensure...
  16. Member

    Return to home, tree in the way

    At least I'm assuming it was RTH triggered and obstacle avoidance kicked it, sure looks that way.
  17. Member

    The Mavic flying into trees? That's so yesterday.

    Nature fights back.
  18. beachbird

    crash and amazing recovery

    So I was using my Mavic to take a family photo and got caught up in the shot and forgot about the tree behind the drone... Crashed into the tree, and thought it was gonna stay lodged in the branches. Took my hands off the sticks, and it fell through more branches, did two flips, and "caught"...
  19. Member

    Crash vid: active track on car

    Apparently the Mavic doesn't do a full stop when the subject is lost.

    Mavic Pro meets tree and survives

    Love this video!