Birds Attack My Phantom 3

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It was big whatever it was, and there were two of them
 

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It's unclear from the video what happened there.
Can you give some more details?
One bird or birds?
Did it attack or warn you off or just come in for a close look?

You got some interesting close-up of it coming in.
That bird is a falcon and looks like a Peregrine Falcon.
They always live around cliff sites and kill other birds by diving on them at great speed and knocking the stuffing out of them.
In a power dive it's the fastest bird in the world.
I've had them look interested in my Phantom but I always withdrew rather than see what they could do to a Phantom.
 
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I would say ya lucky as if that bird had wanted ya it would have had ya !!!
Give ya a pucker factor of about 9 huh ! :eek:
Good save ;)
 
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Well I was flying at this rock quarry in So Cal where people off-road and motorcycles ride. They also do rock climbing there. Anyhow I'm flying for about 10 minutes and see these ATV's on the ridge so I take the phantom up there off the ridge and these two birds start flying by the phantom. I immediately pull the phantom back and they start chasing it. I was going 30mph and they kept coming. I landed and left.
 
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Wow 183mph, guess I didn't outrun him afterall
240 the next week. Just incredible that their shape can generate that.
 

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Told em if the bird had wanted em he would have had em !
We in their house when we up ! ;)
 
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I've upset some hawks, and an eagle, before. But they've never gone after the Phantom. Of course, as soon as I saw them circling in the sky, I returned to my launch point and landed.
 
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Slightly off topic but my head always alters the grammatical meaning of the video titles.

I read: Phantom 3: Professional bird attack.

Kinda works as these birds are not amateurs.
 
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I see buzzards a lot, huge birds. I haven't heard of them attacking these yet but when I see them I bring the P3 back. Don't want to take any chances.
 
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I can assure you it is real, surprised the hell outta me when it happened
 

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