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Caught in a snow squall !!

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Kenneth Marsola, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Kenneth Marsola

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    When I took off, conditions were clear, but about 5 minutes later, and 1000 feet away, things quickly changed for the worse.
    The wind quickly began to gust to over 30 mph, and a snow squall appeared out of nowhere.
    It's hard to see, but the snow was falling sideways ! Luckily the wind was blowing towards me, and I was able to get back home, but the bird was all over the place

     
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    Good job getting it in Ken .I was on my longest run and about at the end of it and started seeing rain drops on my tablet screen . Let it RTH but was 3 miles out :)
    Got caught in just a drizzle the whole way back ..
    Get's your heart pumping huh ;) lol
     
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    The snow was a lot more dense than it looks in the video, I could not see the phantom until it was back within 50 feet.
    I had to fly back using only the mapview, as all that was visible on the live view was the snowy landscape.
    I could not discern an visual cues of the phantoms location relative to me.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Good deal on getting back safely.

    I got in similar the other day. Like you said, it was on quickly and out of nowhere.

    I didn't see any sideways snow until the wind let up and I became vertical again with my feet back on the ground.
     
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    That's crazy. Not sure I would take it out in snowy condition. But I guess it still works. Wish it was water proof.


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  7. Kenneth Marsola

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    I wouldn't go out in snow either, it was actually sunny, before, during, and after the squall blew through.
     
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    3 miles out? With a standard or pro?


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    Standard joint but I do have the itelite and birdside FPVLR dipoles on it .
    Don't use amps but have seen some that do and they get lots farther .
    3.04 miles.PNG Straight out and let it RTH
     
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    [​IMG] I chickened out at 4400 no mods. :/


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    That's good joint..you have to learn to trust your RTH going for distance .
    My best stock was 6,660' but I had to hold my mouth right .Stance is everything ;)
     
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    That's true and funny you say that. My grandfather told me growing up, that if I didn't catch any fish when I went fishing, that I wasn't holding my mouth right. ;)


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    Smart man :)
     
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    I wish it was not only water proof, but crash proof too.
     
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