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RTH Disaster - P2V+ now for sale

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by skulltronix, May 27, 2015.

  1. skulltronix

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    I took a test flight with my P2V+ that ended in a bad crash. New items included a new iPhone 6+ (with personal hotspot turned on), the upgraded props from DJI and the newest controller from DJI with gimbal control.
    Once locked on GPS I gave it throttle but it would not hover in place. I then took it up to 100' and flew it about 300' away when I got the RTH warning and loss of connection. I attempted to fly it back at the same altitude but it dropped quickly into telephone wires that were only 25'.

    The camera aluminum bracket was bent past repairable. Another $600+ ??

    I'm not sure which of the new changes caused the issue/s. Perhaps something unrelated. But at this point I'm not willing to spend another $600+ on a new camera. This would be my second. So-- P2V+ with broken camera, extra battery, extra props and latest controller for sale. Make offer.
     
  2. 4wd

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    Having the hotspot turned on probably wasn't a good plan.
     
  3. TeamYankee

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    I'm glad you don't fly a full sized aircraft... if it wasn't "hovering in place" then why keep flying it 300 feet away?

    Clearly there was a problem form the start.. "learn by destroying(tm)"
     
  4. MapMaker53

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    One of the best rules to follow is to immediately land it at the first sign of trouble.
     
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  5. Sandman1962

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    Sorry that happened! (Curious, did you calibrate the new controller ?)

    I agree with the above, if something is wrong, land.
    My usual practice is, whenever I have done any moderate change, even firmware, use an entire battery as a test flight. Just checking out all the moves, switches, etc. nothing fancy... But just in my yard and certainly LOS.