http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aab_1420744280&use_old_player=0

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Go home and land in safe mode sometimes need a little attention.

Don't know the this swimmer.. but I guess I would do the same thing. :-)

Drama:

I'm desperate.

I'm really despreate and drinking unclean water now...

I got you...

Happy ending with a smile and a good feeling - I did it...

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Comment by james sowell on January 9, 2015 at 1:20pm

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/safety no that almost got him in the face which would cost way more


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Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on January 9, 2015 at 1:23pm

Ouuuh P lease.

Comment by earthpatrol on January 9, 2015 at 1:54pm

Somebody needs to learn to fly their aircraft. Saw this same thing happen this summer to a local UAV reseller. Only difference was he dropped his $5K enhanced DJI multirotor into the middle of the Willamette river. No chance of running/swimming out to catch it. It's now in Davey Jones locker.

Comment by John T on January 9, 2015 at 2:42pm

Ok, so I'm a little unclear here.  Does DJI really lock you out of controlling your quad when it's on a low-batt RTH?  Couldn't he have canceled the mode and regained control, or at least regained pitch/roll authority?

Comment by Lloyd Breckenridge on January 9, 2015 at 4:27pm

I would say he flew his Christmas present without reading the manual.

Comment by Quadzimodo on January 9, 2015 at 11:03pm

Great bit of footage! But yeah... lucky bloke!

Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on January 9, 2015 at 11:07pm
John,

If i remember correctly, once it goes into battery failsafe, it slowly descends. Holding the throttle stick all the way up will hold it at a constant altitude, but it will not let you gain altitude. You do have roll and pitch control.
Comment by technicus acityone on January 10, 2015 at 5:32am

Telle est la vie - shit happens =)

Comment by John T on January 10, 2015 at 11:52am

@Muhammad: Yeah, that's what I thought, which is why I'm scratching my head as to why this guy couldn't maneuver his quad to a more suitable landing spot while it auto-descended. To me, it looks like it entered RTH, but he couldn't (or didn't know how to) cancel it somehow.

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