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andydownunder

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I am so careful but today I had my first crash with my Mavic Pro! I was using a quick shot mode (dronie) and failed to allow for enough reverse distance. I hit the gutter in my house and it crashed to the pavement! Flys ok but gimbal mount beoke I have the refresh warranty. Does that cover something like that? Feeling really stupid and disappointed in myself!
 

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I am so careful but today I had my first crash with my Mavic Pro! I was using a quick shot mode (dronie) and failed to allow for enough reverse distance. I hit the gutter in my house and it crashed to the pavement! Flys ok but gimbal mount beoke I have the refresh warranty. Does that cover something like that? Feeling really stupid and disappointed in myself!
Covers everything pal except loss
 

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Most crashes occur during automated modes. I never used anymore them after testing all of them out thoroughly. Don't rely on active track, quick shot, auto take off and landing, landing protection, precision landing, RTH, need I go on?
The only time I ever crashed in 6 years of droning was while trying out active track with the MP. It crashed into the subject it was supposed to follow. DJI gave me a brand new one under warranty but refused to answer my questions why it happened.

The only thing I trust enough besides my own pilot skills is waypoints flying with AutoPilot or GroundStation Pro.

Lucky you have refresh!
 

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I never use any automated features in my Mavic pro. The only automatic feature that I rarely use is the circle an object, not sure the specific name of it.
 

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I never use any automated features in my Mavic pro. The only automatic feature that I rarely use is the circle an object, not sure the specific name of it.
POI is very useful I agree. But that's more a basic waypoint kind of mode. It's also available for the I1. You can't beat the perfect circle it makes by controlling yourself. I always fly the circle myself first to check it out. Then, for smoothness, I put it in POI mode. Safe enough as long as you know how to use it and what risks might be involved. It's easy to pause or quit instantly.
 

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I am so careful but today I had my first crash with my Mavic Pro! I was using a quick shot mode (dronie) and failed to allow for enough reverse distance. I hit the gutter in my house and it crashed to the pavement! Flys ok but gimbal mount beoke I have the refresh warranty. Does that cover something like that? Feeling really stupid and disappointed in myself!
Is Refresh a one shot deal? If so you may not want to waste it on this and instead contact Thunderdrones.
 
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I am so careful but today I had my first crash with my Mavic Pro! I was using a quick shot mode (dronie) and failed to allow for enough reverse distance. I hit the gutter in my house and it crashed to the pavement! Flys ok but gimbal mount beoke I have the refresh warranty. Does that cover something like that? Feeling really stupid and disappointed in myself!

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I would have if you didn't make a post about it....DOAH.!
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no worries It will but like another memeber said Prolly want to save it for the "Big One"
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I am so careful but today I had my first crash with my Mavic Pro! I was using a quick shot mode (dronie) and failed to allow for enough reverse distance. I hit the gutter in my house and it crashed to the pavement! Flys ok but gimbal mount beoke I have the refresh warranty. Does that cover something like that? Feeling really stupid and disappointed in myself!

My first crash today too.

Came low to get a cool video approaching a large tree lit by the sun. Backed up to get a slow run in and passed behind a tree. Turned out to be larger than I thought and I backed into the tip of the tree is was passing. My new Mavic Pro got trapped in the leaves 4m off the ground. The tree was down a steep grassy bank. And I was on crutches with a leg in plaster. I scrambled down the bank, but could not climb.
A passer by came down the bank, climbed the tree and shook the branch for me. The Mavic fell into soft grass on a steep bank.
No damage apart from chips in a prop. Flies like a charm with a new prop. Phew! lesson learned. Fly forwards into a set up position!!
 
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Is Refresh a one shot deal? If so you may not want to waste it on this and instead contact Thunderdrones.

Nah. You get 2 gos. My refresh expires in December and this will be first claim. I’m in Australia so it will cost maximum $139 to correct the issue or replace the drone. Second time will cost $199. I recon after that you deserve to pay full replacement cost if you haven’t given up flying!
 
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Went through refresh warranty. Must say very happy with process and communication! Was provided a quote to repair or option of using refresh. Repair was about $320 AUD. Warranty expires December so opted for new unit. It’s on the way! Still have one more life under my belt
 
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