Originally Posted by Ardennes1944
I had a Yuneec Typhoon H that I sold after the controller died at 41% (had to wait 21mins for it to come down praying that it would land safely alone) as I couldnt bear to have something worth so much money floating and me powerless to stop it. I have been watching this thread since the start and I have added this drone to the basket about 5 times already, still restraining myself
I have a Bebop drone that i've used a good bit. Photographing houses for sale. Sometimes rural, sometimes urban, and the few times it loses connection are the longest seconds of your life.
Thankfully, I've never crashlanded in a place I couldn't get it, but i have had to climb a few trees and shrubs and thorny bushes over the last 2 years or so.
One time, in Carlingford, the sterling exchange rate must have just dropped, cos the drone headed for the north and was not coming back. I still often wonder where or how it landed.
So yeah.. it does happen, unfortunately. TedPan's videos here show him using this drone in ways I'd never dare use the Bebop, so hopefully this Xiaomi one is actually better... though I presume line-of-sight is still a requirement at all times.