Out on the ebike today, got soaked through …twice. Had the M3P and Avata with me.
Final run with the Avata ended abrubtedly
I heard the collision and then lost video. I walked to the fence post, couldn’t see the Avata anywhere. I played back the footage in the goggles and saw where it collided. I guessed that it would be damaged, doing 30+ mph straight into a post. It even took a chunk out of the gate (which was off it’s hinges).
Unfortunately, the gate was surrounded by knee high grass and nettles. About 5 minutes in, I found the Avata … but the battery had ejected
Spent the next 40 minutes looking, but light was fading, and it had started raining again. I assumed the battery being smaller/lighter would have been thrown further than the Avata (which was about 7m from impact). I had just about given up, when I found it.
Got back home, powered it all up, and it works fine. I tell ya … these machines are very well built.
Nothing at all. I spent a minute or so examining it. I honestly thought it would be major damage, whilst doing the walk of shame. At least damage to the camera or prop guards. But nothing. These Avatas are solid.
Just glad I found that battery, since they’re £109 a pop. May look at something to strap it in, in case this happens again
@clinkadink Should have said the wires… the wires every time…
Wow, what a surviable drone, but if flying like that, yeah you want a buzzer if the batteries eject… Do like the look of the avatar, seems they went with strong over the weak FPV one! Speaking of which, must return my dodgy battery, they ain’t cheap are they… ergh