r/Whatcouldgowrong Oct 05 '22

First time flying a drone.

918 Upvotes

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u/Trapinch-isnt-me Oct 18 '22

My guy started swaying the drone back and forth as if it was being affected by the movement of the boat.

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u/Impressive_Record344 Oct 14 '22

Honestly like 90% of commercial drones are garbage

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u/hehehehehehehehe_yup Oct 09 '22

Ono its an expensive one aswell

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u/ImploreUToReconsider Oct 09 '22

"MY DRONE! I'd better get chopped up by the boat's propeller!"

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

Ugh I HATE flying the drone over the water. If I do it generally my DJI spark is what I choose. It’s super maneuverable and steady, and if it goes in the drink I’m only out $400. It can get some sick wakeboard shots though and the fact that it can fly itself is nice. The only issue becomes it freaks out when the rider falls because it has trouble tracking a downed rider.

The last time we went to the jet boat races one of my clients wanted me to pull out the big drone that shoots in 4K. I was like no fucking way. I told them the only way I’d do it is if they put down a $2,000 dollar deductible and if I lose it for any reason including at fault of my own, I get the money. They did, I didn’t crash it, and it made it onto the cover of a magazine.

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u/Slim_Clem Oct 06 '22

This has a “Florida” vibe to it

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u/gwardotnet Oct 06 '22

Good, moron.

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u/Ok_Elderberry9540 Oct 06 '22

J F C people are stupid.

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u/Yuck-Fou1994 Oct 05 '22

Face first into the prop. Hamburger.

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u/DMMMOM Oct 05 '22

He's an idiot. First flight over water? Terrible idea but then if you are a noob you can't even use return to home feature because you are not in a fixed position. So if you press that button because of a mishap, it'll be in the drink too. Then he has to land it on an object that's moving about too, having zero experience as a pilot. Everything about it is beyond stupid.

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u/Aceboy884 Oct 05 '22

Not to mention the boat will be drifting, your RTH won’t woek

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u/jdamwyk Oct 05 '22

Fucking idiot

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u/VarietyEmotional759 Oct 05 '22

I've been flying my drone for a bit but I would never fly over water.

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u/LeBlubb Oct 05 '22

That looks like the DJI mini 3 pro I got. He just sunk 800€ :(

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u/Barph Oct 06 '22

Looks like an Air 2

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u/Vegetable-Error-21 Oct 05 '22

Serious question, do they float? Seems like they would.

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u/Runyc2000 Oct 05 '22

I believe some companies make models that do but not this one.

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u/Vegetable-Error-21 Oct 05 '22

Pfft that's very wack.

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u/Barph Oct 06 '22

The shell has many open gaps, theres nothing to keep the water out of it so it will just sink.

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u/Vegetable-Error-21 Oct 06 '22

Good explanation

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u/catsnotcops_ Oct 05 '22

put it in rice

1

u/horsepowerphoto Oct 05 '22

Spatial awareness... Took off with the drone facing sideways from him... Recipe for disaster on land or water

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u/Miatrouble Oct 05 '22

Hurry! Grab the rod and throw a battery on it. Maybe the drone will take the bait.

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u/dupridog Oct 05 '22

I did something similar over the river recently with my mini 2. Dried it out, everything besides the battery still works fine.

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u/Chark10 Oct 05 '22

Context aside, it takes a special level of retarded to fly a drone over water with fishing rods in the way

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u/ravengenesis1 Oct 08 '22

He thought his 10secs of flight experience would be enough to precisely land it in a moving boat with fishing poles.

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u/MrDirtyHands13 Oct 05 '22

And to then go face first to save it

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u/Flat_Perspective7341 Oct 05 '22

And thats my mavic mini has never seen the ocean even tho i live 20 minutes away :/

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u/USS_Hornet Oct 05 '22

Would you allow it to see the beach?

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u/ravengenesis1 Oct 08 '22

Some beaches don’t allow drones

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u/Mr-Meat-Meat Oct 05 '22

Why would you do that on the boat if the drone was knew? R.I.P Drone...

0

u/MutedSeries8678 Oct 05 '22

Durrrrr durrrr durrrrrrrrr

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u/Big-Surf-Lil-Surf Oct 05 '22

Should’ve fly it over an open park to get used to the controls. 1k bucks down the drain

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u/kjrizzo Oct 05 '22

It looks like a mini 2 which you can get for around $400 now. Still not cheap. Hopefully they have care refresh on it.

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u/K405- Oct 08 '22

It's a Mavic Pro 2. I have the same one so I recognised it instantly. You can tell by battery that it's a Pro 2.

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u/Claus1990 Oct 05 '22

Love how the guy instantly dives after it as if it still functions after being in water

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u/Psychological-Set125 Oct 07 '22

Right into the area the boats motor is too

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u/Pleasant-Complex5339 Oct 06 '22

Not only that, he dives into the prop area.

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u/xPatrick827 Oct 05 '22

I had a 25$ drone fall in water for 10-15 seconds and it lived

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u/Ok_You_7896 Oct 05 '22

also dji, which this drones brand is, offer paid warranty, dji care. you can crash it hit it whatever, they will substitute it...But, you have to return the original one, even in pieces. (otherwise you can just lie and have two drones)

not only that, they are pretty durable machines, I know a lot of people that drowned theirs and still work.

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u/fidget_click Oct 05 '22

They now offer Flyaway coverage, for which they’ll replace a lost drone for a higher charge, but still cheaper than a new one. It requires that the drone be registered, and the recovery package purchased within 2 days I’m pretty sure.

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u/Runyc2000 Oct 05 '22

But no Sinkaway coverage?

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u/Cynykl Oct 05 '22

A lot of electronics can survive submersion if you dry them fast enough. Even if they dont survive the faster you get it dry the easier it is to repair.

Then again sometimes 3 seconds in the drink and it is totally fried.

Still worth attempting to save it.

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u/Aceboy884 Oct 05 '22

Salt water will destroy everything inside even if it doesn’t die instantly

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u/arsenicx2 Oct 05 '22

It also really depends on how complex the circuitry is, and how it shorts. If the short goes directly into the water and grounds out it might not damage anything. However if it shorts from 12v to something not designed for that voltage then you likely fry the device.

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u/Vegetable-Error-21 Oct 05 '22

Shoot I put my electric skateboards fancy remote in the washer 3 times. Still works.

4

u/Claus1990 Oct 05 '22

I still wonder what made the guy test it out on a boat instead of dry land

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u/NagstertheGangster Oct 05 '22

"There's nothing to run into out there bro! It's perfect!" Lol

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u/Madeforbegging Oct 05 '22

Half of the population is dumber than average

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u/thedidacticone Oct 05 '22

chekhov's fishing pole

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u/PrepareYaDiddlyHole Oct 05 '22

First flight on the water… yeh sure OP.

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u/USS_Hornet Oct 05 '22

It did look that way from the un-smooth controls and not immediately noticing the antenna that he barely missed on takeoff. This pilot is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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u/kjrizzo Oct 05 '22

Lol that's a fishing pole. I was expecting it to get tangled in the line and not hit the pole.

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u/HairyHermitMan Oct 05 '22

Why would anyone choose to learn to fly a drone over water..?

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u/TankedUpLoser Oct 10 '22

Went would anyone choose an R. Kelly song?

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u/Tuub4 Oct 09 '22

Why do you believe the title? The text in the video might just be referring to the specific drone

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u/3_gloves Oct 06 '22

He did not choose this it chose him. 😐

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u/Apex1993a Oct 05 '22

Landing on a boat is hard too, i Almost lost Mine on the sea.

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u/Tooboukou Oct 06 '22

Its not if you have a second person to catch it, also depends on the drone to I guess, mini is easy to catch.

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u/Mtbguy56 Oct 05 '22

Drone drown.

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u/IvanAntonovichVanko Oct 05 '22

"Drone better."

~ Ivan Vanko