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  1. B

    Lost GPS and almost fly away with insta 360 on top

    I purchased a camera mount off Amazon to put on top of the Pro Platinum and hold an Insta360 One X. This was just a test flight to see how it would work - it didn't. shortly after takeoff, the aircraft went into atti mode and started to fly away. I put it down and seems like I almost saved...
  2. Y

    Buyer Beware Never buy DJI again (Flyaway)

    Just wanted to post my experience with DJI with my Mavic Pro Flyaway issue... So Last Friday i decided i would fly my drone. I don't fry it as often as i should considering the money spent on it, but that besides the point. Right before i was going to flt it it had a firmware update that i...
  3. J

    Help with MA flyaway/crash

    Been very useful being on here the last few weeks since getting my Mavic Air. Gutted that my first post is looking for help after my MA crashed. On holiday in Scotland. 6 weeks flying experience with no issues. Set up to fly out over water to take photos of the town we were visiting. Compass...
  4. C

    Mavic Air - Flyaway near magnetic field

    I was filming video of an industrial installation. The setting was inside a steel building with metal roofing etc. so lots of possible interference problems. Compass was calibrated before flight, MA in ATTI mode. During the shoot the MA suddenly lost control (I tried flight pause and joysticks -...
  5. Joymaker

    Why my Air went out of control?

    This evening I went with some friends up to the mountains and set out to fly. Was chased away from one site by a cloud of mosquitoes, and inadvertently packed up my Air while still powered on. Some 5 to 10 minutes later at another site I opened the case and found it quite warm – but not absurdly...
  6. P

    Thanks for all of the advice and experience! Prevent a wind-induced fly-away!

    I just wanted to drop in and say thanks to everyone for all of the advice and experience they freely hand out in these forums. I got my MP about a month ago and fly a couple of times a week - all local to my neighborhood. I don't take great photos and I don't put together good video - yet -...
  7. I

    5 Simple steps to help prevent Flyaways

    Here are a few simple things you can do to help prevent flyaways. Much feared, rare to see. Anyone anything else to help stop the fear?
  8. Dabrain

    MP Flyway NOT

    So, just flying around my neighborhood (nearest neighbor 3/4 of a mile) and on the way back my MP just stops says there is an obstacle. Not likely I'm 80 feet above any obstacle. Okay, so it's the sun and happens quite often this time of year. I do what I always do, because it's easy and I'm...
  9. S

    Malicious bot? Mystery flyaway diagnosis.

    So i've had my Mavic since around July/August 2017. Not long right? It's been through a TON of firmware upgrades and in fact out of the box needed an upgrade and kept giving warnings that it had "Inconsistent firmware" even after multiple passes. It crashed in an unstoppable flyaway, breaking...
  10. Zionex

    Mavic Flyaway

    Hey guys, I was wondering if I could get some help making sense of my logs and figuring out what happened to my Mavic. A few minutes into the flight I got a warning on the controller to check the app and I lost all control and return to home did nothing. It drifted away at high speed and...
  11. Cutaway

    Finally the dreaded flyaway happened to me...

    Guys, after 96 flights without issues, my Mavic went AWOL and flew away. Spoiler: Good news is that the RTH button on the RC worked. It kicked in, returned home, and landed. I'm so thankful! So, is this incident in the category of "life happens, be thankful, and move on?" Or should ground my...
  12. A

    Additional GPS Tracker

    hi I had a Phantom 2 ( still have ) - but with the reports of many flyaways, i attached a separate ( cheap / small) GPS tracker to it, so i could ping the tracker and hopefully, it would tell me how far back to china my Phantom had made it before crashing. Fortunately, never had to use it...
  13. N

    Please help me figure out what happened

    Hi, I'm new to drone flying and had a very strange experience with my Mavic the second day I took it out. I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what happened. I'm ok if the answer is pilot error, but if so, I'd like to know what I did to prevent it happening again. Here's what happened...
  14. S

    PLEASE HELP ME!! :( :(

    Ive had my mavic pro for 2 days and today it flew away. While flying, it suddenly started giving me a whole host of warnings but my controller was unresponsive. I then lost video feed and remote control connection, my mavic switched into atti mode and then weirdly into WIFI mode!!! and then...