I was first thinking if this is a Phantom 3 specific thing, but then again it feels darn hard to speculate anything sensible as all the flight data was in the drone and the drone itself is completely MIA and AWOL. It's now been about three hours since I was having a nice sunny daytime flight, hardly any wind and ther perfect weather for a drone flight. The Phantom was taking some nice stillshots of the local observation tower at about 425 feet. No signal issues so far during that flight. All of a suddenly the visuals blur and the signal is lost forever. The last frame I ever got was pointing towards the horizon, except not in the direction I had controlled it to. Anything like a midair impact however seems unlikely to me. I waited for some 20 mins in the home location for it to return and also looked around a few yards, but nada, no sign of it. Also I basically had a visual contact with it, but as it flew so high, my naked eye couldn't see it's figure in the sky. I'm just darn lost now, which is why this outpouring message might be in the wrong subforum. It's just even for a big man a darn big loss to loose a P3P and now all the other accessories are useless, which is why I'm close to needing a Kleenex. Some pretty darn big bucks lost. There's no insurance claim to file as I have nothing to prove. My hobby item has vapourised, which means there's no physical evidence of its acciedental destruction. So it seems to me my drone career ended after four flights. What a waste of money... And darn I feel sad, because I seriously started to get a hung out of this. Did some pretty skillful moves yesterday and had a pretty good handle already. Dunno what I should do next... At the top of my mind is just a very simple question: is this really this unrealiable even at the pricepoint of a P3P? The newest firmware was installed (well, not the one released today, which I did get an in-app notice about when taking off) and I had a proper iPad Air 2 to control it. Does it get any more reliable with an Inspire 1? Or is it just pure luck every time you fly a DJI drone? I just feel that all my money literally vanished today... My only theory is that some unexpected gust must have taken it and thrown it away, causing a crash into the lake. Then again I lost all contact like it would have disintegrated in midair. So it just makes me very puzzled. Too bad the app doesn't log flight data. Heck, lost like MH370?