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First crash

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by BoxerJaxman, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. BoxerJaxman

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    So I had my first (and hopefully only) crash on the weekend with the inspire. It was entirely pilot error while practicing in atti-mode towards the end of the flight. I misjudged the distance to stop near a bush and realizing I was going to hit it head on, I rotated the aircraft to protect the gimbal with the body of the quad. It lodged in the bush and I did a CSC to shutdown. I carefully extracted it and removed the battery. The only physical damage that I could see was one broken prop. I let the aircraft cool down, checked it over for any other visible damage. Then rebooted it and calibrated the IMU (I understand that's a good idea after any sudden jarring). I put on an entire new set of props (only one of the previous set was damaged but would rather be safe than sorry), put in the same battery and did a low hover, checked the landing gear operation, the gimbal movement and some gentle flying with the craft. Everything seemed to check out OK.

    Is there anything else that I should check, or can anyone suggest something I may have missed before I take it for a full flight? Thanks
     
  2. CCDD

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    Glad to hear you escaped with minimal damage. Attempting to land in Atti mode is very dangerous, especially if one forgets they're in it when bring her in.