Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

5 flights gone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by defender, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. defender

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    I was flying my new x101 drone in the back garden without warning it shot skyward did not respond to signal input and disappeared into the clouds What did i do wrong
     
  2. SamNetwork

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Ronald McDonald Land
    Wrong forum
     
  3. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    did you get a drone
     
  4. SamNetwork

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Ronald McDonald Land
    Some time this week. PM me if you have any more questions.
     
  5. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Messages:
    10,689
    Likes Received:
    5,715
    Location:
    Amory Mississippi
    was that nessary.gif
     
    Blue Bird and flpholt like this.
  6. Reed L

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    1,274
    Likes Received:
    391
    Location:
    Alta, Ca.
    You probably had it in beginner mode on accident. There have been a lot of flyaway's with this being left in beginner mode. They just take off, get caught in a slight wind, and they're gone. With these light weight practice quads, yo don't ever want to leave them in beginner mode because all it does is restrict the movement. You really need to set the calibration on the sticks and know what needs to be done for each flight because it will change back to default every time a new battery is put in. Chances are it was found by a neighbor, so you could put up a couple posters and probably get it back. Then always be sure to not use beginner mode. Here's a copy of a review

    [​IMG] Extremely disappointed., July 3, 2016
    By
    Amazon Customer

    Verified Purchase(What's this?)
    This review is from: MJX X101 2.4G RC Drone 6 Axis Gyro Supper Large Quadcopter UAV With Gimbal + MJX C4008 1.0mp 720 HD FPV Real Time Camera (Toy)
    While this appears well built and a great purchase for the cost, the remote is very hard to control. (We wonder if something was wrong with the remote). We got 3 flights out of ours before the drone was flying out of control and so high and fast, that it was gone. This was while in BEGINNER mode. There was no way to find it, given the fact that the battery only lasts 6-8 minutes. Extremely disappointed in spending a lot of money on something that was literally gone in less than 20 minutes.
    https://www.amazon.com/MJX-Supper-Quadcopter-Gimbal-Camera/dp/B013WCY6F2
     
  7. defender

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    WELL THANK YOU ALL FOR RESPONDING.i WASWORKING ON A FRIENDS LAWNMOWER A COUNCIL WORKER HAD LOCATED MY DRONE IN A WATER CATCHMENT AREA OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL AND RANG THE NUMBER I HAD WRITTEN ON THE FUELAGE NOW RETURNED
     
    Reed L likes this.
  8. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Messages:
    10,689
    Likes Received:
    5,715
    Location:
    Amory Mississippi
    That's great and please it's not necessary to scream :)
     
  9. defender

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    but i was soooooooooooo happy
     
  10. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Messages:
    10,689
    Likes Received:
    5,715
    Location:
    Amory Mississippi
    I understand and am happy for you also but it is early here and you scared me .
    Not enough coffee yet :)
     
    flpholt and captainmilehigh like this.
  11. Reed L

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    1,274
    Likes Received:
    391
    Location:
    Alta, Ca.
    :) Just remember to always take it out of beginner mode, so you have full control. I had mine flying backwards into a tree when I realized what beginner mode was really doing. It's definitely not needed at all :)
     
  12. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    scared dirkclod so much his avatar changed
     
  13. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Messages:
    10,689
    Likes Received:
    5,715
    Location:
    Amory Mississippi
    Almost. I just remembered early is all :)
     
    flpholt likes this.