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P2V+ Maiden flight - 15mph winds, 22mph+ gusts

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by toinewi, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. toinewi

    Apr 24, 2014
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    Off a full charge, I managed to get twelve and a half minutes of video, bringing the battery indicator on my tablet down to 55%.
    Winds were steady, with my phone's weatherbug app reporting 15mph winds with 22mph gusts. A few times in the video during what was supposed to be level flight, you can see the props briefly as a result of the quad battling the wind. At 7:53, I hit a 1/4" wide by 3' tall sapling while flying. The gimbal did an amazing job of hiding the fact that my quad was bucking like crazy in an attempt to recover. (well, it probably was not all that bad, but considering she was fresh out of the box, I was pretty worried).

    The highlight of the flight was when a few red tail hawks came flying up for a closer look. I managed to get a small bit of video of one of them, and have cropped and slowed down the video of that here:

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