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Can a fly away be recovered?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flyinghost, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. flyinghost

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    Ok so before posting this i went and search in the forum about flyaway.After reading a lot of terrible accident which just scared me even more lol had this question.

    Let say you are flying with gps and lose gps very far away can you switch over atti and steer it yourself back to safety?

    Let say the fly back to home safety is use because controller is not connected for some reason is it possible that when it get back close to you to control it again?

    Let say that your drone is completely out of control.Can switching to ATTI save it.Would resetting your controller help on this instance?

    Lot's of question I know sorry haha. You guys are amazing thank you so much for everything!
     
  2. msinger

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    Your Phantom will automatically switch to ATTI mode if it cannot use the GPS data for some reason. At that point, your Phantom is going to drift with the wind -- meaning it will no longer be able to hold its position without input from your on the remote controller.

    Yes -- your remote controller will reconnect in most cases when your Phantom is in range again. At that point, you can cancel RTH and take over.

    It depends on what's causing it to fly uncontrollably. Switching to ATTI is a good step to try. However, your Phantom could still be hard to control at that point if there is some type of interference affecting it.
     
  3. Meta4

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    If your Phantom loses contact with the controller, after 3 seconds the Phantom will automatically initiate return to home.
    The Phantom has several levels of failsafe programming and is a very relaible drone.
    A large percentage of the tales you read and due to operator disorientating, confusion or failing to read the manual.
    The risk of your Phantom actually flying away is extremely small but reading forums full of posts from people that have problems can create a different perception.
    Here's an article that might help to put things in perspective: Fear of Flying 2016 - The Last Word on Drone Flyaways! - Drone Flyers
     
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    Does anyone know if the orientation indicator on the map of the DJI go app is accurate without gps?


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  6. m0j0

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    I don't think there are many fly-aways at all. Most of the reports here boil down to not understanding the AC. That isn't a to say that there aren't some but they are rare. You have the most reliable AC on the market go fly.
     
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    The orientation of the aircraft is determined by using the data from the compass.
     
  8. flyinghost

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    So if the compass stop working what isnthe worst that can happen?

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  9. Lonewolf

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    An interesting & valuable feature I may have missed in prior versions of the GoApp is in the Flight List Section. When choosing a flight to view the feature is just above the video control bar on the bottom of your flight log video. Here, you'll see your GPS Coordinates. I don't remember seeing this before. However, after pausing a chosen flight & copying the coordinates then inserting them into Google Maps it shows the exact location where a flight could have been lost.

    I then entered them into my portable Garmin GPS unit & gone to those coordinates. Came to the exact location I chose to pretend I lost my Phantom.


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  10. Lonewolf

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    I'm using iOS. It's on the 2.8.6 GoApp version. Go to your Flight Logs in the GoApp, find a flight you want to review and you'll see those coordinates just above the video control bar at the bottom of the screen.

    As an aside though. I realized after my posting that if your bird should go into ATTI mode you could lose those coordinates if you lack a good GPS signal. Making it more difficult to actually arrive at the precise location if you indeed had those coordinates.
     
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    I've only been flying for a few months, bought a P3 to use for photography as I am a photographer before a drone flyer. My first and subsequent flights (30 or so) have been over area that were non recoverable if the drone went down ie; Water, Marsh, etc. One area I fly most is a small is a large marsh leading to a bay with a tiny patch of land I drive out to, in other words not a lot of area to land. I fly carefully and have had no mishaps. Sure I've had lost signals, etc and drone always arrives back to me.
     
  12. Lonewolf

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    These P3's are very reliable & stable. I trust mine each time I fly. But, I NEVER forget not to throw caution to the wind. As with any aircraft, the inevitable is always a possibility, and we need to be ready for it.


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