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Post  goldminer997 on Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:14 pm

some great pic there jen you will have a lot fun with the drone just watch out for those killers of the sky cheers
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Post  Jen on Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:52 pm

Gold Miner wrote:Wow!! You were very lucky not to have done more damage!

Yes, He was very lucky,  also lucky the eagle dropped it where he could find it.
Well he said it took him a while to find it   Very Happy
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Post  Jen on Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:02 pm

goldminer997 wrote:some great pic there jen you will have a lot fun with the drone just watch out for those killers of the sky cheers

That was tony's drone.
Yep they are lot of fun,  not so much when they crash Laughing
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Post  noyungan on Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:20 pm

Drones can crash, my ex took up with a drone and -yes- she crashed.... can't help it, sorry fellers,, noyungan

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Post  big fella on Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:03 pm

Gday Jen , lucky Tony got his drone back,looks like you lot are having a good time.Took a few photos of a huge Eagle out of Dunolly the other day, You better take em back to WA soon.
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Post  Mechanic on Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:04 pm

Hi Jen,

I have a Mavic too, really nice bit of gear! My wife bought it for me for Chrissy to keep me occupied untill I can go detecting again. 12months of severe tennis elbow is not cool Crying or Very sad

Anyway, apparently the best evasive action when birds attack is go up. The drone can climb at up to 10m per second, birds can't, so go up and get out of there real quick. Also activate sports mode so you get a ground speed of about 60kph. You need to activate multiple flight modes in the app.

Look after it, you really don't want to have to send it back for repairs. DJI customer service and repair department leaves a lot to be desired Shocked

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Post  Jen on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:21 pm

big fella wrote:Gday Jen , lucky Tony got his drone back,looks like you lot are having a good time.Took a few photos of a huge Eagle out of Dunolly the other day, You better take em back to WA soon.
Regards big fella

Hi Big fella.
Ummmm scratch  nope you can keep that one, theres more than enough eagles over in W.A, Laughing

Yes he was very lucky. On the plus side the drone got a couple of awesome photos Very Happy
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Post  Jen on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:34 pm

Mechanic wrote:Hi Jen,

I have a Mavic too, really nice bit of gear! My wife bought it for me for Chrissy to keep me occupied untill I can go detecting again. 12months of severe tennis elbow is not cool Crying or Very sad

Anyway, apparently the best evasive action when birds attack is go up. The drone can climb at up to 10m per second, birds can't, so go up and get out of there real quick. Also activate sports mode so you get a ground speed of about 60kph. You need to activate multiple flight modes in the app.

Look after it, you really don't want to have to send it back for repairs. DJI customer service and repair department leaves a lot to be desired Shocked

Cheers Mick

Hi Mick
Ouch, hope your elbow is on the mend

Thanks for the advice
Tony said he will put it in sports mode next time, and fly straight up lol.
He has been having an absolute ball with his drone.
Until the eagle tried to eat it Laughing

Repairs
Now theres another story i can tell Rolling Eyes lol
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Post  Jen on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:40 am

So here we are learning all about this drone
When we thought, lets take it out of beginners mode.
All was going really well, so easy to fly, but for some reason
All of a sudden we heard the branches in the tree making a horrible noise as mikes drone made contact with the tree branches and down went the drone onto the rock hard ground
Yep it was rocks. And the poor drone was wounded
Its back leg and motor were very wounded, the props all needed re-placing. The camera was flopping around loose. oh dear, not good
What to do? Only one thing to do.
Try to fix it.
So tony and mike got on the net reading up on how to fix it.
Tony found a few utube videos.
So with that they got busy.
They worked what parts they needed
They needed a back motor, but came compelete With the back leg,  props, and a new gimbal bracket mount, as they didn't believe the camera was broken, just the gimbal bracket mount
Well they said if they needed a new camera they could get it later.

I found a place in Melbourne that sold the parts
Ordered on Thursday night,  was here at the post office Monday. Wow!
Fingers crossed that was the only parts they needed
So off they went to work on it.
A very delicate operation it was, but with the help of utube videos, and much patience & perseverance

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They succeeded in repairing the drone, only took a couple of hours.

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Now to see if it would fly again.
Nope it said it had an obstacle 6 meters in front of it.
Even though there wasn't any thing in front of it
So back to the internet for help
Tony said he read it needs to be re- calibrated

Anyway with Tony's help. Mike has his drone up and flying again
Thankyou Tony

Its as Good as new again
Until the next mishape  Laughing

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Post  goldminer997 on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:42 am

Back up and flying again is all ways good the boys did a nice job fixing it jen . Here one for Tony to watch out for in the west Which drone to buy - Page 3 Eaglep10 could not help myself still rolling around on the ground lol!
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Post  Jen on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:19 am

Q28    Q25

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Tony wants to know if you are training these eagles out his way to do this as pay pack?  lol!
Beep beep! Laughing

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Post  Mechanic on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:30 pm

Hi Jen,

Elbow is slowly on the mend, but the damn thing can't mend soon enough. Easter coming up, the weather is getting good, my easter trips are normally good to me, but sadly no swinging this easter. Might have to try that unco left arm again and do all digging with left hand only and only use a small coil so the holes don't end up big/deep. Argh!!! Evil or Very Mad

Need to mount a few long spikes on top of the drone, that'll keep em at bay!

Good work on the repair! No stuffing about and no receiving someone elses old drone with intermittent faults!

Cheers Mick

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Post  ozgold 041 on Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:33 am

Hi Mick and Jen.

You want to get fair dinkum about it.

This is the way to find old diggings. Check this drone out.

https://youtu.be/EQK9m_OBVgY

Cheers ozgold

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Post  Jen on Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:23 pm

ozgold 041 wrote:Hi Mick and Jen.

You want to get fair dinkum about it.

This is the way to find old diggings. Check this drone out.

https://youtu.be/EQK9m_OBVgY

Cheers ozgold

Hi ozgold

Well that was different lol!
I can't imagine me in that tub,
i would need a bubble bath afterwards   Laughing

Think i will stick to just letting the drone do the flying.

Thanks for the link. It was interesting.
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Post  Jen on Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:49 pm

Mechanic wrote:Hi Jen,

Elbow is slowly on the mend, but the damn thing can't mend soon enough. Easter coming up, the weather is getting good, my easter trips are normally good to me, but sadly no swinging this easter. Might have to try that unco left arm again and do all digging with left hand only and only use a small coil so the holes don't end up big/deep. Argh!!!  Evil or Very Mad

Need to mount a few long spikes on top of the drone, that'll keep em at bay!

Good work on the repair! No stuffing about and no receiving someone elses old drone with intermittent faults!

Cheers Mick


Easter is coming around very fast, i hope you can get out for some detecting time
Sounds like a plan, using a smaller coil.


Tony has been playing with sports mode, WOW! Can that little drone fly.
He says his ready for the next encounter with a eagle, which he hopes wont happen again.
But is prepared to send the drone straight up,  Then quick flight back to base.

He showed us his drone, has a few deep scratches in it from the eagles claws. We are amazed it didnt come off a lot worse.
He also showed us the video, the eagle attacked it 3 times, but he didnt realize it was an eagle straight away, once he did, it was too late, so he has now set the gimbal up another 30' so he can get a view of the surroundings a bit more.

I think its funny   Laughing
It was just a matter of when it was going to happen, now i wonder who's drone crashes next time   T05

Yes fixing their own drones is the way to go.
Fiddly but rewarding.
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Post  bedrock on Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:33 am

cant have a drone to be the top predator...Amazing birds and
good outcome Smile
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Post  Mechanic on Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:47 pm

ozgold 041 wrote:Hi Mick and Jen.

You want to get fair dinkum about it.

This is the way to find old diggings. Check this drone out.

https://youtu.be/EQK9m_OBVgY

Cheers ozgold
LOL You would need giant kahunas to ride in that thing!
Pretty cool though!

Cheers Mick

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