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45er

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I was flying the drone yesterday on a beautiful morning. It was about 100 feet up and 1500 feet from my house and all was well. All of a sudden the view on my IPad shook and the gamble/camera went cockeyed such that it looked like it was photographing the upper corner of the drone itself. Then it reverted to a full screen shot of the last frame of good landscape picture it had taken. The camera basically quit filming and the gimbal quit rotating. Freaky.

I basically just hit the go home button and prayed. Sure enough, it flew straight back and landed normally. The gimbal actually was so cockeyed I thought it had broken. I turned everything off and restarted. To my happy surprise, all the normal startup functions executed. I took the drone off again and it flew, photographed and landed perfectly.

I'm positive that I didn't hit anything except I can't swear a bird didn't hit it (but I don't think so). One thing I remember is that when the weird incident occurred, a small private airplane was flying somewhere. I didn't see it, only heard it. I think this was a coincidence but was it? Could that airplane have emitted a radio frequency that interrupted the flight? I would think it would have done something different, not just jammed the signal to the camera/gimbal but I'm no expert.

Just sharing an experience. Anyone ever had this, or a similar incident happen to them?
 

ac0j

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Sounds like your gimbal reset in flight. It happens every so often.
 
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Sounds weird, my MPP have never done that before.
 

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it's very common issue..it just catches you off guard the first few times it happens..
 

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It used to happen to me at every second flight. I sent my mpp in for repair, and they replaced the main board. I have yet to test it to see if it still happens.
 

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I will be watching for this again. If it happens as often as every other flight, I will consider sending it in.
 

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I think only some off us are having the issue. My MPP have never done that and I have it close to a Year