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Old Apr 27, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Seff Aerial Video # 1 including DLG Powerline hit

Took up my Hexa at the end of the day for a quick video and got lucky. Check it out!

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SEFF Video #1 including DLG Powerline hit! (6 min 0 sec)
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:12 PM
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What a great lake. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!!!!!11
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:17 PM
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That was crazy! Very good catch.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:21 PM
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what was left of the flight equipment involved in the power line incident?
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:29 PM
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what was left of the flight equipment involved in the power line incident?
Not much!

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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:35 PM
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very cool video! what did you fly? I dont know what a Hexa is sorry. Is it whats on your avatar?
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 06:34 AM
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I took it with a hexacopter- 6 props. DJI WKM flight control system.

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Old Apr 28, 2012, 08:14 AM
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I was there when the DLG hit the power line. It was like a fireworks cannon went off! There was a big black cloud of smoke and the plane fell to the ground on fire. It was crazy!!!
Here is a photo of the remains.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 09:36 AM
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that was crazy!
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nice video

at what time hack is the dlg incident?

I have looked and can not seem to find it

thanks
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:08 AM
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nice video

at what time hack is the dlg incident?

I have looked and can not seem to find it

thanks
It's exactly at 2:17

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I was there when the DLG hit the power line. It was like a fireworks cannon went off! There was a big black cloud of smoke and the plane fell to the ground on fire. It was crazy!!!
Here is a photo of the remains.
Yeah, sad for the pilot but very entertaining for the rest of us. Was probably the coolest thing I saw at Seff.
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I heard one guy explain the still-shouldering wreckage on the ground as looking like "a TERODACTYL burned in a fire.."

I feel for the pilot who lost a plane, but that was a very visual description.
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Yeah, sad for the pilot but very entertaining for the rest of us. Was probably the coolest thing I saw at Seff.
I saw some jaw-dropping crashes.

Unfortunately, and certainly not intentional, my 44 inch winged T-28 made a quick "thwack" sound when it connected with someone's ultra micro airplane. It appears the "connection" didn't leave a visible scar on my airplane nor was the flight performance ever affected. But then, what would one expect when the flying weight of 30 ounces traveling ~40 mph impacts something that weighs less than an ounce traveling at ~20 mph?

Oops, that's all I can say.
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