I’ve been tinkering with a dji-Phantom with a GoPro 3 Black Edition for the past week.  This morning I made the mistake to taking the ship out in winds that were too strong for her.

Thankfully, good Samaritans are not a dying breed. I had the rig branded with the Rogers Global logo.  After losing control, the fail safe system built into the Phantom’s programming kicked in and it made an emergency, but controlled, landing. After hours of searching, I had to eventually call the search off. Unbeknownst to me, it landed near two of my newest neighbors a couple of blocks away.

Suffice it to say, I was thrilled to hear from Shawn that he had found the aerial rig, googled me, and got in contact. Thanks to Shawn and his family, I’m going to sleep just a little bit happier. It’s good to know that at the end of the day, the timeless tradition of having your neighbor’s back is not dead.

-Jared

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