Drones 1, Nature 0, Assists (Human) 1

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  1. HardOCP News

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  2. Methadras

    Methadras [H]ardness Supreme

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    lol. SAVE THE DRONE!!!
     
  3. somecallmeTim

    somecallmeTim [H]ardForum Junkie

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    They not be cheap.... I probably would have done the same thing.


    Wait, I have (not for a drone, but for other very expensive gear)
     
  4. bucketlist

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    Damn it, only if the water was deeper!:mad:
     
  5. RadXge

    RadXge 2[H]4U

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    He should instead get a kite.
     
  6. Gweenz

    Gweenz [H]ard|Gawd

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    Definitely, that's a ~$700 drone and ~$400 Go Pro up there at the mercy of mother nature and science. Good save.
     
  7. weebling1

    weebling1 2[H]4U

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    So ability to swim is a requirement for droning. The more you know!
     
  8. opfreak

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    umm shouldn't it be human 1?

    the stupid drone was returning itself to water.

    The human is also stupid for risking his body to save a toy. Those propels can cause serious damage.
     
  9. Twisted Kidney

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    It's like Band of Brothers, but with an ROV.

    Wait.
     
  10. bonus

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    Dang, was that an alligator in the background at 1:26 in the video ?
     
  11. cyclone3d

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    Looks like it to me.
     
  12. TheOneKnownAsMe

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    Nice catch.
     
  13. gman

    gman [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yea man either a gator or a large snake. Do they have gators or crocs in Europe? At least it looks like Europe.
     
  14. Bamboo

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    Damn that was close lol.:eek:
     
  15. Arct1c0n

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    Look again, it's 2 ducks
     
  16. Arct1c0n

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    Neither, two green necked mallard ducks.
     
  17. Warstopper

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    It is certainly ducks. People with coats on, overcast and the area just does not seem right for gators. Regardless, they would have not been in the water on a day like this. It did take a few views to catch the ducks though. :)
     
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    Beware the European Killer Ducks!

    What I want to know is did he remember to take his expensive phone out of his pocket before jumping in that water?
     
  20. Sly

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    Every time i see a video like that, i always wonder what kind of batteries they have and how many flights they get out of it.
     
  21. mashie

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    I hope he didn't carry a smartphone in his back pocket.
     
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    Lithium-Polymer. I think the Phantom 2 Visions get like 30 minutes off their stock battery. My cheap Syma X5C gets like 8 minutes off it's tiny 500 mAh battery.
     
  24. PCunicorn

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    *15-20 minutes, not 30.
     
  25. CrazyLarvae

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    That was a clutch save! :D
     
  26. Sly

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    If you pull more power than the lipo can handle, they tend to bloat. Performance starts going down after that happens.:(