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First flyaway

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by robinbw, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. robinbw

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    I was just bringing my Phantom into land when it suddenly went vertical about 50 metres and stayed there. I tried all the switches in desperation, the juystickes were doing JS and then it started to move away from me. I felt absolutly helpless as I watched the thing pick up speed but also slowly decending. I thought that it was heading towards housing but it seemed to pitch down a bit and burried itself into the ground. To my relief NO damage. (I have carbon fibre legs on my machine) I have done a advanced recalibrate and the compass but I'm concerned about a setting in the NAZA assistant that is erattic in display. In VIEW/Channel monitor the X1 cursor goes from certre to the left with do apparent reason. Is this normal and what is the X1 channel. Robin
     
  2. Scalpel78

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    Were you low on battery? Sounds like it went into failsafe mode (because of low battery), rose to 60 feet and headed for the Home-coordinates, but didn't have enough juice to make it there.

    It is unfortunate that whenever someone looses control of their Phantom it is referred to as a Flyaway, when in fact there is probably a very reasonable explanation for what happened.
     
  3. socman

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    agreed...please do not call that a flyaway.
     
  4. robinbw

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    Certainly wasn't heading back to me! and no low battery warning. It was on a 90 degree coarse to where I was and where it burried itself was about 100 mtrs away form me, so what do you call that :!: :!: I'd love to have an explanation