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P3 fly away but why??

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Tim Despo, Sep 22, 2015.

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  1. Tim Despo

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    So last month I took off in a location and my p3 went from gps to atti to opti mode and flew away. I hit the return home bottom, it came close to my location and then took off in a fly away again!. I then hit the return home button again and it returned and I was able to grab the p3 and calm down a bit. I am not sure the reason this happened. My only guess is that I was in a parking lot near a street. I know this isn't the best of ideas but this was a really weird occurrence. I have attached the flight for some help. I am almost positive I was in P mode but not 100% sure. Please help.. Thanks fellow dronies
     

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  2. HD pilot

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    Did you calibrate your compass before takeoff?
     
  3. Tim Despo

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    yes calibrated, set home point, and had gps
     
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    Gk to healthydrones.com and load that log. It will then be of use to everyone
     
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    That sounds like signal interference that may have caused that -- shouldn't happen-- on 2.4ghz -- but I am sure it does on occasion. Was the flyaway in the same direction both times?
     
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    Bob, Yes. Both times same direction.
     
  7. bobmyers

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    That is an indication that there is interference at your flying location that may be coming from the same spot-- and it could be continuos- or it could be intermittent or only happen one time. I would try different locations away from that particular area-- at least several miles distance and see it the issue continues. IOW-- is it the Phantom or outside interference?
     
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    I have uploaded to healthydrones.

    In addition, I have used my p3 multiple times after this occasion at different locations. Everything was fine. I just was looking to get to the bottom of why it occurred so my mistake doesn't become an error and things go bad again
     
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    Sounds like that area.