Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

  1. lynxpilot

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    11
    Was flying in a relatively benign environment and suddenly got battery warnings and go home signals and P4 hit the dirt before I could catch anything. I had video for a while and it wasn't in the nearby lake, so it seemed ok, but I can't find out how to access the location to find the exact spot.

    Is there a tracking history that stays with the DJI go app?

    Help!!!

    One drone lost.
     
  2. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,584
    Likes Received:
    738
    Location:
    Australia
  3. lynxpilot

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    11
    No luck. Could really use some help here.
     
  4. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,584
    Likes Received:
    738
    Location:
    Australia
    What do you mean no luck? You don't have log's on the device from the GO app?

    There is nothing anyone can do for you on the information provided.
     
  5. lynxpilot

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    11
    Where can I access the logs on the go app?
     
  6. DCB

    DCB

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    When mine crashed in the woods I immediately opened up the flight log in the DJI go app that I was using when It crashed. The flight log showed the flight path in a line form. I opens maps on my iPhone to where it showed my blue location dot and I walked in the woods until my blue dot on my phone was at the end of my flight path line in the app. My bird was 10 feet from that spot laying on the ground.
     
  7. DCB

    DCB

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    When you open the go app on the white screen there is an icon in the top left corner. Click that and it shows all your flights. Click the most recent and it will show your flight and flight path. Go to the end of that flight path and look fo bird. Good luck
     
  8. lynxpilot

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    11
    DCB, thanks. I'm trying to get to that point. For whatever reason, I can't find any history to do that.
     
  9. DCB

    DCB

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    I changed I to satellite view to make it easier to find my position. Seems easier to navigate for me anyway.
     
  10. DCB

    DCB

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    Make sure everything is still on.
     
  11. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,584
    Likes Received:
    738
    Location:
    Australia
    My post above, both sites have instructions. One even has a video for how to do it for iOS.
     
  12. DCB

    DCB

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    Keep your device connected to the controller and on
     
  13. Romenfree

    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hope you find it
     
  14. dan84uk

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Birmingham UK
    Are you using an android device? install a file explorer like es file explorer and you can navigate manually to the flight records. looks for the /sdcard/dji/dji.pilot directory
     
  15. lynxpilot

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    11
    DCB,

    Thanks. Found it. Looked at the last flight using sat view and parsed out where it was. Luckily happened upon it among the poison ivy and stuff. Appears to have no visible damage. I'll find out for sure tomorrow.

    Still wondering what I did. It wasn't an endurance run or anything, but sure as s*** the flight history thingy showed battery at less than 8% just before the event. My bad.

    P4 is an investment and I'd sure hate to lose one.
     
  16. DCB

    DCB

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    Glad you found it!
     
    lynxpilot likes this.
  17. Romenfree

    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    3
    All's well!
     
    lynxpilot likes this.
  18. lynxpilot

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    11
    Poison ivy started the itch, but then quit today for whatever reason. So beyond the scratches and blood from the briars, I'm unscathed. Video showed a controlled landing which was only interrupted at about 1 or 2 feet above ground by the brush and it flipped and stopped. No damage known. Flew it today and had zero problems. I got away with murder on that one!
     
    Romenfree likes this.