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Question About Fly-Away Behaviour

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by mikeve, Apr 28, 2016.

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  1. fly-away horizontally without ascending

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  2. climb up and away

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  1. mikeve

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    You can tell I'm Canadian, eh!

    A question for anyone that has experienced a fly-away: has the Phantom climbed at all or was the flight always horizontal (or downwards)?

    Many thanks
     
  2. John Locke

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    I don't think you'll find anyone in this P3A/P forum that has had a "Fly Away" per se. It's usually pilot error. With Lightbridge I think the old problem of fly away's with the older Wifi technology has gone away. What happened to you? You have us on the edge of our seat! :D
     
  3. alokbhargava

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    One of the causes of the runaway should be compass error. If that happens, phantom should runaway horizontally. I have not experienced it but that's what I read it.
     
  4. mikeve

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    I have had a brief fly-away while using the follow me function by flipping the mode switch out of F mode returned control.

    The reason that I posed the question is that I am developing contingency plans for a commercial operator and, if a fly-away is always horizontal, the plan is simpler if rising terrain creates a natural barrier to a long distance fly-away.
     
  5. m0j0

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    Is that truly a fly away though. I wouldn't call it a fly away if something happens during autonomous flight.


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  6. Meta4

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    Incidents that are labelled "flyaway" and almost all operator misunderstanding or confusion or straight out operator error..
    True flyaways are extremely rare for the P3 series.
    So rare that no-one could describe what is characteristic of a flyaway.

    btw .. a compass error might make control a challenge but it shouldn't make your Phantom fly away