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Old Mar 18, 2015, 09:20 AM
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Lost my Ares Ethos FPV!

I was flying my Ethos Ares FPV last night around the neighborhood when the wind picked it up to about 150ft up (I was about 100ft out from me) when it lost radio contact. It went into the dreaded death spiral from loss of radio, recovered, shot up to about 200ft up and quickly went out about 300ft and lost radio again and went down. Luckily, it crashed onto a patch of ice. Unluckily, it is in the middle of a semi-frozen pond. No way to get a boat out to it, and ice is too thin to go out on

Word to the wise: RTF transmitters do NOT have the range that hobby-grade transmitters have. Had this been on my Spektrum, I would not have lost radio contact.
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Old Mar 18, 2015, 08:04 PM
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Well, I was able to recover it from the pond. 250 feet of PVC conduit and a fishing net duck-taped to the end was all that was needed.
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Old Mar 19, 2015, 06:32 AM
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Wasn't exactly lost then huh ? glad you were able to retrieve it.
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