- Dec 31, 2016
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I'm assuming a new mavic can't be bought alone just the drone itself ?I'm In the same boat. If I buy Mavic platinum, How much can we sell the old controller for?
The only reason I'd still call it a "flyaway" is because I don't know what actually happened after the signal was lost from the controller on the other side. (I flew thru that narrow ridgeline "saddle" in the upper left corner of the picture. Plus, I was 800' below on the other side.) It could have just hovered until the batteries died. It could have crashed into the cliff on an attempted RTH (most likely). Or it could have just wandered off into drone oblivion. Here's is the last known drone location as shown on Bingmaps (see attached). Access to that point is from the top, too!Hmm well I wouldn't call it a flyaway, more like an unfortunate series of events where it tried to RTH and had bad settings with which it was told to follow.
Anyhow... if you enjoyed flying it, I'd totally suggest getting another but just the drone itself.
Definitely would not wait for the platinum, it's barely any different and since you already have the controller you'd be out even more $ for no reason. Not sure who voted for that but it's the least sensible of the options by far.
Not a bad idea, but one the other hand...it may be a Bermuda Triangle of sorts. That area where the drone was lost is on opposite the side of the controller, so dropping too low will cause another blackout.I would definitely do a fly over while recording in 4K the path and area the mavic was on when lost with your new mavic.
Then study the footage at home on big screen to see if you can locate your lost bird.
Actually, you gave AWESOME advice...which I followed...and I found it!! I went to the other side of the ridge for some reconnaissance. It was a hell of an odyssey to get there including a 10 mile 4WD (low-range) drive to a good launch point, a 2 mile distant reconnaissance with my new drone, a "friendly" ride with the mining company security vehicle to the crash site and a pretty sketchy 30 minute hike off the side of a cliff.You dont have to be postioned were you lost connection
I didnt say to replicate your loss.
You are allowed to move or change position to control the drone.
I voted #3
Oh no !I flew thru that narrow ridgeline "saddle" in the upper left corner of the picture. Plus, I was 800' below on the other side.
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