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Fly Away - UPDATE

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by VIer, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. VIer

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    Hi, New Here.

    I had some really nice complete flights (7) with my new Phantom. I flew two full batteries, then switched to a third. Upon start up, it went in ultra hi speed and literally flew straight up a couple of thousand feet (it felt as if anyway) all completely out of control. From there it simply flew away.

    There is absolutely no way I can find it in this terrain. Big trees, mountains and ocean.

    Does DJI provide some sort of credit or warranty? Id like to get another on.
     
  2. Jenniar

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    Re: Fly Away

    That sounds good!
     
  3. tmcgowan

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    Re: Fly Away

    It's a hobby:

    You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss $600 bucks goodby!

    We've all been there, one way or another!

    -Todd


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  4. Roadkilt

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    Re: Fly Away

    Lesson one for Phantom ownership.

    Name, contact and REWARD! In pen on the shell....then maybe....
     
  5. VIer

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    Re: Fly Away

    Ok to update my situation.... I contacted DJI. They said sorry, contact your retailer and the dealer will give me a credit.

    I did contacted the seller (no thank to Amazon - they did everything to stop me from getting through to the seller). When I did eventually get through to the seller, they said no prob, bring in the radio, and I can buy one for a discount. I did that today and got a VERY big discount. Im not sure if Im supposed to say what the discount is in case I get the retailer in trouble... Ill ask him when I see him again shortly.

    Needless to say, Im very happy.
     
  6. bumper

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    We will program numerous Phantoms to smash into your house if you don't tell us how much it cost! :twisted:
     
  7. IceFireSoul

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    Was it a random fly-away? Or did you do something crazy? And what about the GoPro?
     
  8. VIer

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    Fortunately, my Go Pro was acting up (thanks to their firmware update) and was not attached the Phantom for this flight - pure luck.

    I have no idea why it flew away. It started at a very high rpm and didn't stop.
     
  9. IceFireSoul

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    Did you try failsafe?
     
  10. VIer

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    Yup... absolutely no control.
     
  11. VIer

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    To follow up... The discount was 50%.
     
  12. CameraGuy

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    Nice, I got no discount. Paid the full price a second time.

    The Canadian distributor sucks.

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