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Drone just fell out of the sky

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by telliott67, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. telliott67

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    Has anyone or heard off this, I was flying my Phantom 3 Professional and battery was at 53% and it went into return home mode, and I was high enough off the ground and just all of a sudden it just dropped out of the sky! Watch the last 20 seconds of the flight and you tell me


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  2. msinger

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    If you post your DAT flight log, someone here can review it to see if it indicates what happened. If needed, you can find instructions for retrieving that flight log here.
     
  3. llyons92

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    My drone fell out of the sky on Saturday. Know how it feels. Sorry for your loss. Hopefully dji helps you out.


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  4. moswissa

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    I'm going to take an educated guess and say you launched with less than a full charge and went into a critical voltage state because DJIs POS intelligent overpriced battery can't handle a flight that doesn't start off full charge.
     
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  5. mediccj

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    Prop came off...?
     
  6. Susruth

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    To look at the brighter side of it the bird didnt kill anyone
     
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    I dont know if the prop gaurds acted as some sort of stanilisation device, i cant figure out how i seemed to right itself towards the end of the clip...
     
  8. Comte de Bleuville

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    Weird that the video paused at 11 seconds and then started up again once it began falling.
     
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    Loose battery connection?
     
  10. Comte de Bleuville

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    I'm no expert, but that definitely makes me think it's some kind of electrical malfunction.
     
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  11. telliott67

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    No prop didn't come off


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  12. telliott67

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    No battery issue earthier I'm trying to down load flight records but having problems


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  13. telliott67

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    Battery was at full charge at the begin of flight it was at 53% when it was in return home mode when it belly flopped the battery was at 34%


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  14. telliott67

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    [​IMG]


    This is how I found it


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  15. flyNfrank

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    I can help if you want to post the .TXT file found on the device used for the GO app. You can put that file in a folder and zip it. Then just attach the zipped folder in a post here just as if you were attaching a image.

    By watching the video it looks like it was regaining control. Maybe if the R/C was at that point full throttle it may have not crashed. Hard to say?
     
  16. flyNfrank

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    There doesn't appear to be much damage at least.
     
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    Did you go into return to home yourself, glitch into it, or automatically go in?
     
  18. Meta4

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    Go to http://www.phantomhelp.com/LogViewer/Upload/
    Follow the instructions to upload your flight record.
    Come back and post a link to the report it provides and someone might be able to analyse it and give you an understanding of the cause of the incident
     
  19. kdrak

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    May by an ESC. Did you check if motors work ?
     
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    Nothing to do with what happened but why are you using prop guards? They add so much drag.
     
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