- Oct 27, 2017
This is my first problem with my Mavic Pro after 143 flights. Yesterday evening I was flying in an area about 2 miles from the outer circle for our local airport in Houston. About 12 minutes into the flight, and still more than a mile outside the circle, I got a warning that I was in a NFZ and auto landing was initiating. I was about 1300' from my home point and at 159' all, so I immediately turned around and full-throttled back toward my home point. I ran out of elevation about 700' from my home point over the corner of a forested area. My Mavic crash landed in the treed area. I immediately hot-footed to the area shown by gps on my map since it was beginning to get dark and after about 10 minutes located the Mavic lodged in some small tree branches in a thicket about 15' above ground. I could not shake it loose so I looked around and found a large fallen branch and broke it off to the right length and dislodged the Mavic. It it landed in more small branches low enough that I could retrieve it.
So far so good. Amazingly, the bird is undamaged so I wanted to see if it would fly before I went home. When I got it powered up, my controller has message in large letters "In NFZ" and my iPad mini gives me a message "Cannot Take Off". I have tried everything trying to get thossages off but to no avail. I have restarted everything but still no. My gps shows me in exact position on map with 14 satellites. I have recalibrate the IMU and also corrected the shock absorber bracket on the gimbal which was partially dislodged by the crash. The camera and gimbal work well.
Ok, sorry for the long post, but here is my question: how do I get rid of the NFZ messages so I can fly again?