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Phantom 3 advanced return to home ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mark Ryan, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Mark Ryan

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    Just took my p3a out for a while and got the low battery warning, then the critical warning. It said it was landing in 10 seconds.

    I thought when the battery got to a certain point it automatically did a return to home sequence? ?

    Am I missing something ?
     
  2. msinger

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    If the critical low battery warning is reached, your Phantom will auto land at its current location. That's how it's designed to work.
     
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  3. Mark Ryan

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    Yes I understand that but thought it did a return to home when the battery got to a level that it needed to travel back
     
  4. msinger

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    That will only occur if you have the "Main Controller Settings" --> "Advanced Settings" --> "Smart Return-to-Home" setting enabled in DJI GO.
     
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  5. Mark Ryan

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    This setting is enabled ? Strange
     
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    How far were you from your home point?
     
  7. With The Birds

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    Where you flying within 20m of your home point by any chance? This is normal if you were.
     
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  8. Mark Ryan

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    It may have been within 20m. Will do a check tomorrow to test it again
     
  9. Traveler

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    Definitely pay attention to the 20 meter rule. Example, hit the home button inside a 20 meter circle of the launch point and you will next be asking, why did it land in the tree, lake, or other undesirable location, as it will make no attempt to get any closer. Ask me or the big oak tree how I learned this, lol.




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  10. Neon Euc

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    and as a rule as soon as my battery is at 30% I always bring it back to me and fly it till the battery is at 15-20% before powering it off. not worth risking a few extra mins for a chance to lose the drone