Today I was doing an awesome FPV flight with my Hawk Sky over a large inlet and tidal marshes in Virginia beach, and was having some fun flying low over the water and buzzing a few boats. At one point I buzzed a fishing boat, and looking at the video footage afterward, it looks like one of the guys on the boat chucked his fishing lure at me!
I kept flying along like normal not realizing anything had happened, but after I flew about 1,000 feet further up the channel, all of a sudden my plane jerked and started bucking like crazy. I had no clue what was causing it, but I immediately turned around, came back, and landed. On the ground I discovered that the 1/2 wave extension I had soldered onto the antenna of my Corona RP6D1 72mhz receiver had been ripped off, cleanly severed at the solder joint. The missing piece of wire was nowhere to be found.
Check out the video below, and tell me if you think what I think happened--that the fishing lure tangled in my antenna wire trailing behind the plane, and eventually snagged when I hit the end of the fishing line, breaking the antenna when it tore free. Is that crazy or what? If that guy had caused my plane to crash in the ocean, I would have been so mad....
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