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Ribbon Orientation Warning

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikrob, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. mikrob

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    I have been using a red ribbon hanging from the lower left skid to determine orientation when the Phantom is far away. Today I was descending rapidly & the ribbon was pulled up into a prop & wrapped around the motor. The quad flipped upside down & fell 30 feet before crashing. Fortunately it landed on 3 foot long grass so no damage was done. So if you use this ribbon idea make sure the ribbon only hangs down 5" so that it can't reach the props.
     
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    you could you longer paper ribbon, so if it does hit a prop it just cuts it in two.
     
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