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A huge bird (Vulture?) comes at my Phantom 4 Pro+ v2.0 on it's maiden voyage

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by vjdave, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. vjdave

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    My maiden voyage of my new Phantom 4 pro+ v2.0 got the attention of a huge bird. I was filming at 4K/60fps so I was able to do a zoom in/slo-mo video of the attack.

     

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  2. Basspig

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    Whew! Lucky he veered off!
     
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    That's a great photo.
     
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    I think the vulture almost won.
     
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  5. vjdave

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    This wasn't really the way I wanted to break in my new P4P2! :D
     
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    He got in there, heard those rotors and said....whoa...
     
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    Amazing photo
     
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    that’s awesome
     
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  9. Weston Ney Photography

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    That is an incredible picture! Makes the close call worth it!
     
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    Although not your intended subject, that's a great photo!
     
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    Nice!
     
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  12. Craig Willes

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    It looks like he may have met up with a drone earlier, his feathers have a gap or two.
     
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  13. Droning in AR

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    We have a lot of turkey vultures here. They like to come in for a closer look, but I haven't had one try to attack the drone. It makes me nervous, but I stay up there and film them flying around.
     
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    Turkey Vultures are NOT Killers. At least not for their food. I am guessing that this does not mean that they cannot get pissy and agressive.
     
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    I'm sure that they can. In fact I think there may be a few of them on this forum.
     
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  16. Russ43Phantom

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    There are two eagles that make their nest each year on an island that is about 1000' from my shore line. Another very important reason to maintain VLOS ... other than to check for seaplanes and ultralight (which frequent my lake) is to keep an eye on eagles. The best evasive measure, if they approach your drone is to fly straight up rapidly. Birds attack from above. Your drone flies upward rapidly and downward slowly. Trying to fly horizontally with evasive maneuvers won't work either.
     
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  17. oconnb

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    Wow, you did get lucky. I just lost a Mavic Pro to a Red Tailed hawk. I knew he was in the area, but nailed it outta nowhere.
     
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  18. Finn Virkman

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    This is no Turkey Volture, this one is way to big and has a black head, Turkey Voltures are more pale and read.
     
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    I am putting a mini gun on my phantom for just such emergencies....lol....great video
     
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    That was an FAA VULTURE checking to see if you've gotten clearance to fly in controlled airspace.
     
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