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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland

    sorry to hear about your loss. can you please provide detail as to flight time, add ons, weather condition, flight situation, etc? some of us on this forum can probably give you a rough estimate of where to look.
     
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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland

    Sorry to hear about your loss, it's relatively close to me. Hope you get it back.

    Might be worth mentioning it to the local police force in case it's handed in by someone.

    Like someone else said, any idea of direction of flight eg do you think it's in Big Wood ?

    A bit late I know but do you have your phone number on it? This sort of thing scares me enough that I bought an android phone off ebay, and glued it to my phantom. I have the phone rigged up so that if I txt it, it sends me back it's location.
     
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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland

    Ouch. I hate it when that happens.

    Was Fail Safe RTH enabled?
     
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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland

    I can only say anecdotally that mine has worked the times I've tried it.
     
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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland

    Sadly you've got no clues to give. I take it your final take off point was near the river towards it's mouth. Even so, it could be anywhere North or South of, or even in the Clyde.

    Your best hope is probably local dog walkers/golfers etc

    Others have been lucky with people finding them after a few days, so, fingers crossed.
     
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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland

    Well that sucks :(
    Did you see flashing red lights during the flight? If so, it might not have been the battery being low, but maybe the Phantom lost it's GPS link with the satellites. If it wasn't, you should probably contact DJI and try to get back at least some of the money you lost when it flew away. I've tested RTH on mine plenty of times, and it's always worked, so maybe you had a faulty one?
    Or maybe it was a pre-production model that you had that didn't have a GPS feature enabled? Some stores still have the pre-production models

    Hope you get it back :)
     
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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland


    15 minutes of flight time with a gopro? I can never get more than 5 minutes without anything hanging from the phntom.
     
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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland

    Hi JimM did you find your Phantom yet? I can come over and give you hand look for it.

    Jason
     
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    Re: Lost DJI Phantom in Erskine / Bishopton, Scotland

    Sorry Jim,
    New to the forum and can't reply to PM's until I have used it a bit more. I am based in Barrhead which is about 10 miles from Erskine. I fly nothing at the moment. Was hoping to meet up with Scottish based flyers to pick there brains about what to buy, where to buy it and go flying with them. I have a GP Hero 2 and Hero 3 black which I use for all my fishing trips aboard my boat. Was looking to up the anti with some aerial footage of the boats fishing etc. I can't find any local dealers who sell or could even offer me advice on DJI's. I have read plenty of sights but the majority of it is gobbledigoog. Give me a bell when you are in the area again and I will pop over and assist. It will be a good walk for the dog. :)

    I am a cop so will speak to the local boys and give them the heads up.