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P3A wouldnt fly back close to transmitter

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blueacre, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Blueacre

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    I was flying my P3A today for the first time in a couple of months. Took off normally and flew about 300 feet away and 200 feet high. When I tried to fly back close to where I was standing the aircraft would get about 100 feet away and wouldn't come any closer - I could go up down, left right and further away but not closer. I was flying using Litchi app so I shut down and opened DJI Go app - same problem. I finally had to find a spot to land 100 feet away and was able to land safely.
    After landing I noticed that I was in F mode but not sure that would have caused this problem.
    I don't have a whole lot of experience and would appreciate any input on what I might have been doung wrong
    thanks
    Gary
     
  2. Meta4

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    Nothing comes to mind that might fit but the flight data might show what was happening.
    Go to http://www.phantomhelp.com/LogViewer/Upload/
    Follow the instructions to upload your flight record.
     
  3. Traveler

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    Speculation, bad home point and app set to beginner mode, i.e., geo fence maybe. Just a guess.
    Data, as you said Meta would help.


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  4. robinb

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    was it flying only backwards or only forwards?

    Just wondering if you rotated it 180 deg it would then come too you.

    Faulty stick or in need of calibration. ?
     
  5. Mark The Droner

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    F mode - Sounds like you had IOC enabled, it acts funny the moment it gets close to home point. Here's an excellent illustration: