As a drone photographer specializing in capturing aerial footage over bodies of water, I recently found myself in a heart-stopping situation while visiting Crystal Lake, Illinois. My DJI Mini 2 SE took an unexpected plunge into the water, threatening to vanish forever. Thankfully, GetterBack, my trusted retrieval device, saved the day and rescued my beloved go-to drone. In hopes that it can help others protect their gear, I want to share my experience and express my profound gratitude to GetterBack for making this product.
A few weeks ago, I embarked on tour of the Three Oaks Recreation Area, an old abandoned quarry that was recently reclaimed to host outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, picnicking, and of course, photography. With my DJI Mini 2 SE in tow, I was determined to capture breathtaking views of the water, beaches, and surrounding natural habitat. However, a sudden gust of wind disrupted my flight, causing my drone to lose control and plummet into the depths of the lake. Panic washed over me as I watched my precious investment sinking deeper, seemingly beyond rescue. Time was of the essence, and I urgently needed GetterBack to come to the rescue.
Luckily, GetterBack had been a staple in my drone camera kit even before this mishap. This innovative retrieval device was specifically designed to handle underwater recovery, making it an essential tool for drone enthusiasts like me. GetterBack's simple yet effective design features a buoyant float and a robust line that can withstand the challenges of water retrieval. Knowing I would be taking footage over the lake, I had securely attached the GetterBack to my DJI Mini 2 SE's landing gear, just in case.
It’s a good thing I took that precaution. Despite my anxiety, I knew that GetterBack's dependable flotation capabilities would work their magic.
This was the first time I actually had to go through the retrieval process. Alone in a rowboat, I patiently watched and waited as GetterBack's buoyant float sprang into action. I was able to get to it quickly (the float is a bright yellow-green and easy to spot) and grab the line. Miraculously, my drone made it to the water's surface in one piece, emerging triumphantly from its watery ordeal. GetterBack had truly performed its extraordinary rescue mission.
My immense gratitude goes out to the creators of GetterBack for developing such a remarkable product. Without GetterBack's assistance, I would have not only lost a significant investment but also a lot of time fruitlessly searching for it. This incident served as a poignant reminder of the importance of having reliable tools readily available, and GetterBack proved to be an indispensable asset in my drone photography ventures. Always be prepared!
To all fellow drone photographer who frequently explore bodies of water, I wholeheartedly recommend GetterBack as an essential part of your toolkit. Its user-friendly design, durability, and remarkable ability to rescue drones underwater are unparalleled. With GetterBack by your side, you can fly with confidence, knowing that you can recover from even the most unfortunate accidents.
Thanks to GetterBack, my trusty DJI Mini 2 SE continues to soar through the skies, capturing awe-inspiring footage of nature's wonders. The incident at Three Oaks served as a powerful testament to GetterBack's effectiveness and its indispensable role in the world of drone photography.
I am forever grateful to GetterBack for saving my beloved drone, and for giving me additional peace of mind over the water.
- Tim A., Mount Vernon, IL