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  1. VenomXts

    Had My First Flyaway Tonight With My Air 2....

    Start off by saying it was my fault and no damage but man did it remind me these things need to be watched (already respected them). So the grass in front of my backyard porch (attached) is a little long so I have been just taking off from under it and flying out about 10 ft and then waiting...
  2. Just360

    Almost had a fly away with my Mini

    Hey guys, Still shaking after this experience. Analised the flight replay on the app to review. What happened - I just flew up and then a little lower to capture a shot. Suddenly drone went to the side very quickly. I stopped descend and tried to get it back without realization drone rotated...
  3. C

    Weighted load on mavic mini and fly away tree crash

    Hi All, I am new to the forum. I was hoping to get some advice about a crash of a Mavic Mini. I attempted to mount a flash light onto my drone (73.5g including battery). The drone had no issue with take off, but it simply flew away with little response to the controls and ultimately went...
  4. V

    Mavic Mini flyaway in a forest

    Hi, Everything was ok but at some point the wind began to blow my drone in the opposite direction from me, not a single direction controller worked well, the automatic return home did not work either, the battery dropped to 24% due to the wind and when the drone flew far away from me, I lost the...
  5. A

    Lost my Mavic 2 Pro only a few days after purchasing! "flyaway" Never returned home

    I purchased my Mavic Pro 2 on Amazon and received it on March 2nd, 2020! I flew it around my house about 3 different occasions just to make sure I was still confident of myself since I previously owned the original Mavic pro but had sold it. I purchased some extra batteries and a case as well as...
  6. R

    Flyaway and argument over setting home point at "launch"

    I recently wanted to take some footage of my team doing a charity event by swimming the english channel. On a very slow moving, stable boat. I got my DJI Air out and it said the compass needed calibration and it was not allowed to fly. It told me to re calibrate the compass which I followed the...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 -...
  11. 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...
  12. 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 -...
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...