Fishing line and lake flying ...

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  1. Claudcw

    Claudcw Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if anyone has come across this issue or not but as a new drone flyer it scared the crap out of me and made aware of hidden dangers to the drone. Flying around a lake near me and shooting the Lilly pads in the water noticed that my drone twice twitched and I immediately returned to land wondering if there was something wrong. Saw nothing wrong and continued flying with out a single issue. After killing 3 batteries I packed my stuff away and started waking back to the car around the lake when the sunlight from a different angle that I was flying originally revealed that where I had those 2 twitches was in fact 3 fishing lines stuck in trees and just dangling over the water. I got lucky and did not get stuck.

    Here is the photo from my phone of the area I was flying, you cant see any line there. Just something I think we all should be aware of. I tried taking the photo from the other angle, but the phone did not captured the fishing line.

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    I really hadn't given that much thought but I have thought about when I'm fishing and wanting to fly my drone to not cast off towards it. Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Claudcw Well-Known Member

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    Neither did I till that day...lol
     
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    Very good point, thanks for bringing it up
     
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    You got a lucky break.....
     
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    I sure did and figured let me share before someone else is not that lucky
     
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    On a tangentially related note I did see where a guy used a fishing pole in an attempt to take down a pesky drone by casting right over top of it. I think it was a phantom.
     
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    Claudcw Well-Known Member

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    Well hat sucks also... I did a fly over a lake by recently and there 3 kids fishing of the pier on the lake I saw one pointing at my Mavic and the other kid was cast ready but I was too high and fast for him to try, not sure if would of but there people like that out there.
     
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    Found the video....not as exciting as I remembered.

     
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    Claudcw Well-Known Member

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    lucky man
     
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    HA HA, that's a pretty good shot, I'm glad the drone operated was able to retrieve his done...
     
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