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  1. MarkAlaska

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    Hi,

    While flying today, my Phantom 4 went from hovering to flying in somewhat fast and erratic, wide circles, bank heavily as it flew. It really took me by surprise because it's been rock solid up until now. The winds on the ground were calm, but I was flying close to 300 feet so it's possible there were gusts.

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    You can see at about 5:39 minutes without touching the control, the Phantom starts to take off in a curved path accelerating to about 15 mph before I realize something is wrong. I was able to bring it down and regain control but it did not want to hover. I then brought it back to me and was able to hover low to the ground. Then I lifted it to about 60ft above me when it began the same behavior. So I called it a day.

    There were no indications of trouble in the app - good GPS, good signal, etc. but when I got it on the ground it started reporting a "Vision System Error (f00000)

    I chatted with DJI tech and we went through all the IMU, controller calibration. The error is gone, but I've lost a little confidence in the machine.

    Any idea what went wrong? I would really like to understand this because it would be been a crash had I been in a less open area and I badly don't want it to happen again.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jayfdee

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    48.3 mph gust of wind would not help,not sure how accurate the wind measurement is on Healthy Drones.
     
  3. MarkAlaska

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    I don't trust the wind report in the app. It's based on the stick positions. If the drone is moving and the sticks are centered it will assume the movement is caused by wind. The erratic movement at the end of the flight was much lower and right over my position.