Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Strange Behavior during flight

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Capernj, May 4, 2014.

  1. Capernj

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ive flown my phantom about 20 times and on the last two times Ive encountered some strange behavior. The first time I had it hovering above my house at about 150 feet when all of a sudden it started to spin on its own, fairly fast, Being that I was directly under it I was able to counteract the spinning with the sticks and bring it down. The second time was similar but this time it was at a pretty decent distance away. I was impossible to bring it back to my position with regular GPS mode, fortunately I was able to switch to home lock, which at least allowed me to get it back to me so I could counteract the spinning. I was able to land it safely. I recalibrated the compass and it seemed to operate normally again. Anyone else have this happen?
     
  2. RedRyderMedia

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    Messages:
    750
    Likes Received:
    31
  3. Amra

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you mean spin in a big circle while still facing the same direction? I think that might be caused by high gps in-accuracy. I had it happen the other day, it was like the circle of the usual 1m static position had expanded to 20m, haven't seen it again but that's my theory. :)

    Sent from my Max M9Pro using Tapatalk
     
  4. Capernj

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    no, it was stationary but spinning as if you were constantly yawing it, it did not do it at the beginning of the flight and after I powered off then on, it did not happen again.
     
  5. davisTHX

    Joined:
    May 4, 2014
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grand Haven, MI, USA
    New to the forum but saw this post.... did you calibrate the compass pre-flight ?

    I have been noticing that if I don't calibrate at every flight it spins like a top when hovering, maybe its just my beginner pilot mishaps.
     
  6. Zinnware

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    8
    If you have your GoPro attached make sure the WiFi is turned off. Maybe you are getting interference from the GoPro's WiFi flooding the channel.