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  1. Abs

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    Flying my Mavic today, whilst trying to land the bird lost control and started to spiral out of control. First time it's ever happened. I had no control at all and it crashed landed.

    The camera took a knock and now it says gimbal vibration.

    Anyone else have a similar issue?


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    If you upload your TXT flight log here and post a link back here, we can review it and help you figure out what happened.
     
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    I think this is link you mean.

    Phantom Log Viewer - PhantomHelp.com

    Basically I went up in the air, quite high took a few pics, when trying to come down just as it got in view with started spiraling out of control until it crashed into my car and then land a few feet away.
     
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    I see you got a compass error shortly after taking off. Did you ever calibrate your compass? If so, where exactly did you last do it?
     
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    I've got that message a couple of times now.

    Tonight after the Mavic had it's crash landing, calibrated it again and it worked fine.

    Is that why?
     
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    Is that the first time you calibrated the compass?
     
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    No, I calibrated it a couple of times.

    Last time I think was 2 days ago.
     
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    Where did you last calibrate it prior to your crash?
     
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    outside my house
     
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    Were there any magnetic metal objects near your Mavic?
     
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    If I'm honest I don't know. Perhaps.

    Maybe from the ground, steel in concrete.


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    That's most likely what caused your issue then. You can find some good pointers on calibrating the compass here.
     
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    Thanks for your help.

    I noticed after the crash I was fairly close by to a mobile phone signal tower, would that effect the compass?


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    Does anyone think it might have been that vortex ring thing that happened? Supposedly happens to drones and copters when descending quickly


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    VRS doesn't produce a toilet bowl like swirling as shown in the log above.
     
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    Hi
    I had the same problem. I also calibrated compass in garden and it still did it. I recalibrate in open field and been fine since.
    Please look at was this the same issue? This is my actual screenshot of what happened


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