Well, after hundreds of successful flights over the past year with my big X8 copter, I had my first crash yesterday. I wanted to share a couple details here for the community's sake. First of all, I was operating in very damp conditions (very low and thick fog) but I was so excited for the opportunity to fly at this event that I let my enthusiasm get the better of my judgement. Secondly, I was exercising my usual caution regarding a safe takeoff/landing zone, and an escape plan (which saved me from lots more trouble). In the video below and in the GPX file, you'll see the copter go into a serious bank before hitting a tree. That was me ditching when something caused the copter to bank badly to one side. I cut the power at the last second before impact. The copter sustained a lot of superficial damage (two broken CF booms and several shattered props), but fortunately the MōVI came out almost unscathed (a few scratches) and my GH4 and 12/2 lens were fine. It took a while to collect the copter, as it went down in a very brushy area, and thank goodness for TECNU (keep it in your kit!) because it was covered with poison oak (yikes). Anyway, my preliminary diagnosis of this crash is pilot error. In the limited visibility I believe I lost orientation and zigged when I should have zagged, and that resulted in me overcorrecting, which in turn caused a bit of panic, and resulted in my ditching. I've looked at the video and the GPX file, but if any of you see something in there that is cause for a different verdict, I'd love to hear it. Vimeo password is "oopsie"