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Should have attached prop guards!

Gduk

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Was flying backwards lining up a shot and got a tiny bit close to a huge pine.
1) I am an idiot I should have gone in frontwards with avoidance on.
2) I am an Idiot, I did not have prop guards on.
3) Minor erm branch collision, spark stayed in position and I could manoeuvre it too saftey, it still flew perfectly.
On landing 3 of the four props had broken one tab each!
It is my first incident ever, so great lesson, landed well, slap on wrist, I have now bought guards!
Even with oy one tab per prop the centre spindle kept them on, great design!
 

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EMANUEL S VACCARO

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Was flying backwards lining up a shot and got a tiny bit close to a huge pine.
1) I am an idiot I should have gone in frontwards with avoidance on.
2) I am an Idiot, I did not have prop guards on.
3) Minor erm branch collision, spark stayed in position and I could manoeuvre it too saftey, flew perfectly.
On landing 3 of the four props had broken one tab each!
It is my first incident ever, so great lesson, landed well, slap on wrist, I have now bought guards!
Even with oy one tab ler prop the centre spindle kept them on, great design!
everything is a learning curve . no matter how long or how good you can fly Murphy's Law is always waiting in the wings .
fly safe and stay well .
 
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SoccerRef12

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I also learned a couple of months ago that whenever you need to do a backward or sideward shot, fly it forward, with obstacle avoidance, first. Mine was going sideways trying to video some store fronts and underestimating the height of the trees.
 
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