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The DJI "Flyaway" Myth - DEBUNKED.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dronecamps, Sep 19, 2014.

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  2. Buckaye

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    Hey Justin - good video - thanks :)

    I am curious about your take on the "early landing" issue. What has been your experience? How many people have you dealt with who have run into the issue? I had already kind of figured that the "fly away" syndrome was a catch-all for something unusual happening in flight - but the early autoland thing has caught my eye as something where the people who experience it are describing very similar symptoms. I don't doubt it happens... but I am trying to get a handle on how often it happens (in comparison with people who never experience the issue).

    Any thoughts on that?
     
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    You hear that DJI?? Your entire product line is likely to crash.... WOW!
     
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    "We take an in depth look at the so called Flyaway Phenomenon.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l4PCTm ... e=youtu.be"

    Very well done! Whenever I go to fly my quads I say to myself (before I fly) how is this thing gonna crash today. Then I try to minimize that. I hold a Private Pilots license and any time I would go flying I would say How is this airplane going to try to kill me today and tried to minimize that. Thirty years later I am still alive! Enjoy!
     
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    Lol now I am scared. I started flying lessons at 17, and just turned 61, with 30+ years flying for a major airline and I have never ever thought how is this thing going to kill me today. I think i would have quit right then!! Just saying. Great video by the way
     
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    In My opinion flyaway and crash are two different things. Crash could be cost by two main issues no.1 mechanical or electronic failure ( bad batterie or motor ,defective prop , loos wire ,burned ESC ,problem with fly controller GPS or comps etc.)
    no.2 pilots error ( ignore low battery level, bad calibration,craft orientation confusion , reckless flying etc.)
    Flyaway (because in most cases the craft could fly quiet long distance and might crash into a obstacle or land without damage); I would split them in two different categories as well
    no.1 pilots error (accidentally flip switch on radio , confused in craft orientation, lazy pry-flight check etc.)
    no.2 electronic fallire ,another stronger radio frequency interference,)
     
  7. ianwood

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    I feel dumber having watched this. 18 minutes containing 0% useful information on Naza based flyaways and how to avoid them.
     
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    A poor attempt to 'advertise' their business.

    DRONE (noun):
    >a person who speaks in a monotonous tone.
     
  10. phantomi

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    I kept waiting for the debunkation, but it never shows. :?:
     
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    :eek: OH NO HE DI'N'T :lol:
     
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    I also found the video very boring and non informative. The best videos have been done by the Colin guy in my opinion.
     
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    It's been said here for about as long as the site exists that, fly-aways are failures of one 'system' or another be it man or machine.

    Many have 'disowned' the word fly-away here long ago.
     
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    I have a lot more to say after I finish breakfast, but I find it hard to call when your bird shoots at full speed hundreds of feet up and away and not at all towards the ground a "CRASH". Yes this event might end in a crash but when it is shooting up at full speed, it is not crashing, it is FLYING AWAY!!
     
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    Ok then- Fly-away is verb not a noun.

    Planes do it, boats do it, helis do it, cars do it.

    Anything you put "on the end" of a wireless radio control signal does it.
     
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    I don't see a wiki on RC Flyaway. There is a lenny kravitz song. I guess he flew.

    But what would a definition of Flyaway look like? All I can think of is "uncontrolled movement that might end in a crash, but does generate a puckering while it is in progress."
     
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    I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt that way.

    And a crash is not the same as a flyaway.

    Nothing was debunked, IMO.
     
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    Lol, I had the same thought about 6 minutes in of him droning on.
     
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    That video was 4 sentences worth of information crammed into 18 minutes.
     
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    I don't know if you guys agree with me but I think 80 % of fly aways is cost by fly controller,GPS/compass , radio frequency failure
    or combination of this electronics ; another 18% is pilot error and last 2% would be mechanical issue. Mechanical problem like motor failure or prop problem ,specially with quadcopter would cost immediate crash and if for example a ESC would supply motor with insufficient power ,you still can have some control of the craft. I am curious to hear your opinion/study.