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    Cool FPV Quadcopter Underwater Crash!

    Hi All,

    CamSump and I went to revisit Burrator Reservoir on a beautiful sunny day. My Quadcopter gets two unintentional dunks into fresh water all captured by my GoPro Black in its water proof case. My Quadcopter is not water proofed at all so it was a big risk flying over water at any time but I find it adds to the excitement and joy of flying FPV close proximity. The last crash is due to me flying past the time when I know I should of landed but I thought to myself "Oh just one more time for luck"...oh dear

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    That is ace, heard a few people talking about them and has given me some ideas.

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    What sort of things have you got planned @MatthewL you maybe getting into this hobby? you won't regret it (well you bank account might)

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    Bit of all sorts really, like to give it a go in some where like the Lakes or the New Forest, got a few ideas but know my bank balance will drop if I get one!

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    How long does your battery last JAB? Cool little hobby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmoseley View Post
    How long does your battery last JAB? Cool little hobby...
    Well If I just hover around then its about 7minutes on one 2200mAh 11.1v LiPo, if I am doing FPV and get some good runs in then I try and land about 5:30 or at most 6:30mins otherwise you can damage your lipo's or at worst have a very long walk to retrieve your copter.

    I recently flew well over the time allowed and the end result was ditching the quad into 10 foot deep of mineral rich river water and there it stayed for 24hours until I got a mate in scuba gear to fish it out for me.... lesson learned! LAND when you should!. Full rescue video will be up soon with some beautiful underwater shots of salmon etc lol

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