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Phantom decided to fly backwards at full speed...

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by IceFireSoul, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. IceFireSoul

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    My phantom has gone crazy lately.

    After one accident when it lost control above me and hovered into a building; then last weekend lost control again; hovered, then shoot straight backwards at full speed into a forest, almost lost it 500 meters away from where I was.

    Today, same story - was flying, although a bit unbalanced it seemed, and at one point (i think when it lost GPS); shoot backwards again, had to manually crash it into the pavement so not to hit someone.

    Now it's still not broken, but apparently crazy... can't fly it, nor do I know how to fix..
     
  2. miskatonic

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    Recalibrate the NAZA, Re-calibrate the compass. Read the manual.
     
  3. IceFireSoul

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    I recalibrated the Naza. And the controller. Actually, it shows that everything is OK when I connect it to the NAZA software. And I have read the manual.

    It did three fly-aways almost back to back, after flying fine for months.

    Something is wrong. What could it be?
     
  4. brad90631

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    have you restricted the distance and height the phantom will travel? What version firmware are you running?
     
  5. Driffill

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    Tie some fishing line etc to one of the legs of the phantom and try recording a video of the phantom just taking off and hovering in place. Have you emailed dji about it?

    I'd pedantically look for damage on the GPS/compass modules and cables, or perhaps replace them both and see if it acts any differently
     
  6. IceFireSoul

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    After only updating the firmware to it's latest version, same phantom is now (for now) flying GREAT.