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Loss of control

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stargazer75, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. stargazer75

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    I am faily new to the Phantom. I have read all the documentation several times, watched all the DJI videos, and it has gone pretty well... until today.

    This morning, after the initialization, and acquiring 6 or more GPS satelites, I took off in GPS mode. A few seconds later, I lost control. It crashed into my roof and went in a random direction. I realized that I could still control the altitude, just not the direction. I made a hard landing to avoid hitting something (like a neighbors house).

    This evening, after replacing the batteries in the transmitter and re-calibrating the compass, just to be safe, I tried it again, but only went up a took it up 5 feet or so. Again, I didnt seem to have control and it hit the side of my house (broke a prop). Anybody have any idea what I need to do to fix this? Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Sac D

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    Try advanced calibration and see if that fixes it. Hopefully you don't have a "stuck" accelerometer, because you won't believe what the fix is for that...
     
  3. stargazer75

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    Thanks for your help! I did the advanced calibration, and it did help. It seems to be a little less stabile than it did prior to it taking off on me. I can still control it, but it deosn't feel as smooth. It could be a little more windy than normal, or a bad prop I suppose. Or maybe it's in my head. Anyway, thanks again. Your help is much appreciated.
     
  4. stargazer75

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    Just an update. I tried again this evening, and now it seems to be working perfectly. I think it was just a little more windy than I had been used to earlier today.
     
  5. Sac D

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    Cool, all is well. Happy flying!
     
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    There are a number of people who seem to spontaneously loose control.

    In did 3 weeks ago.

    Surely' DJI must be aware of a bug, and are not telling us, but hopefully fixing it.

    3.12 seems more stable.

    Watch for water :)

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