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It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby sidd finch » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:57 pm

Well today is a sad day in Mudville. I Thought I would get up early to capture a cool sunrise. Everything was looking good and by all accounts a routine flight. Then disaster struck. The controller said no connection to drone. And BANG comes the sound of a crash......... UGGGGGGHHHHH ..... Drone DOA and that is the end of that. I picked up the heap of plastic and parts and brought them inside...... There will be a moratorium on flying.....

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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 am

Ouch!
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby sidd finch » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:21 am

Yes Ouch is the operative word. It crashed pretty hard destroying the arms and breaking the camera mount in pieces. Surprisingly none of the propellers broke. Sidd
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:06 am

So sorry Sidd, a sad day indeed :(

Hope you will be able to replace or repair and get back to flying and great video.
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby Peru » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:48 pm

Check your homeowner's insurance policy to see if it covers your drone. Some policies consider it personal property and it may be covered.
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby sidd finch » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:20 am

Thank you Chuck & Bob.

I did get a reply from Parrot so hopefully something will happen there. After doing some pecking around on the Parrot forums it looks like the latest firmware update might be the culprit. Looks like THis has happened to a few people where the drone just crashes. I am hoping it gets sorted because I really like the drone. Easy to fly and I really like that it can record 4K HDR video.......

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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby Chuck Engels » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:24 am

Hoping for the best Sidd !!
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby RJ Johnston » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:31 pm

I hope the pilot ejected safely.
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby sidd finch » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:31 pm

I hope the pilot ejected safely.


This was the last image the drone took before it went down....
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby Chuck Engels » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:12 am

:CS:
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby sidd finch » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:00 pm

Well all warranty info sent to Parrot. Lets hope they deem me worthy of a replacement.

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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby Chuck Engels » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:29 pm

Hope it works out well for you Sidd :TU:
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Re: It's a sad day in Mudville

Postby momoffduty » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:04 pm

Wow Sidd a sad day indeed. Hope you are up and flying again soon.
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