Welcome Mavic Pilot!
Jump in and join our free DJI Mavic community today!
Sign up

So I took the MP1 out today and had a odd situation

jaysrmc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2018
Messages
776
Reaction score
491
Loc
Phoenix
I lost signal. Auto return to home was started but the problem was that the sun was seen as an obsticle and the drone also was near a mountain side so I couldn't get the thing to move beccause no matter what I did it showed the sun an obsticle. I had to disable sensors in order to get my bird back.. weird situation, its like everything that went wrong did go wrong. I paniced at first then started to think how do I get out of the situation and removed the obsticle avoidence so I could climb and avoid the obsticle (cactus and the sun).

Here is the video, not sure how it was flying in that direction when it should have been flying straight.
it happened around 4:14.. just thought i would share.\


 
Last edited:

Top Hat

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2017
Messages
1,576
Reaction score
732
I think you're still in trauma, you forgot to post the video.
 
  • Like
Reactions: OJsakila

julius13

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2017
Messages
87
Reaction score
84
My MP1 (is that what we are calling it now) does some crazy things sometimes as well. In fact so has the Phantom 4 Pro. Just part of the excitement of flying these fickle machines. As they say, if you ain’t crashing, you ain’t flying.
 

Mossiback

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2017
Messages
3,365
Reaction score
2,341
Age
64
Loc
Brier, WA USA
Interesting problem. OA kept you from hitting the ground but stopped the return because of an error. If you fly in that type of terrain where you risk losing connection then leave OA on, have RTH set correctly, and hope for the best.
 

Phxbari

Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
Interesting problem. OA kept you from hitting the ground but stopped the return because of an error. If you fly in that type of terrain where you risk losing connection then leave OA on, have RTH set correctly, and hope for the best.
Nice video! Tried to recognize the ground; Ahwatuke? These birds are so darn smart, clearly it takes a cool head to think of defeating the OA when nothing else will work. I'm learning so much from reading "Mavic Pilots", and hopefully wil possess the cool head in whatever potential "panic" situation finds me. I was wondering; was this VLOS?
 

SYC12

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2017
Messages
152
Reaction score
25
Age
62
Loc
Boston
Planning your flight route is very important . Try to avoid front sensors facing the sun, going out or coming back. As soon as you get the connection back, you could cancel RTH and fly MP backward manually.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Steve Murray

FoxhallGH

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
1,562
Loc
UK - Suffolk
I lost signal. Auto return to home was started but the problem was that the sun was seen as an obsticle and the drone also was near a mountain side so I couldn't get the thing to move beccause no matter what I did it showed the sun an obsticle. I had to disable sensors in order to get my bird back.. weird situation, its like everything that went wrong did go wrong. I paniced at first then started to think how do I get out of the situation and removed the obsticle avoidence so I could climb and avoid the obsticle (cactus and the sun).

Here is the video, not sure how it was flying in that direction when it should have been flying straight.
it happened around 4:14.. just thought i would share.\


There is a really useful feature that the MAvic Pro [1] has, called 'Home Lock' ... If you engage 'Home lock' and then pull the [pitch] stick back and hold it there, then no matter what direction the Mavic is pointed in, it will fly directly back along a course that's between it and it's home point. If the sensors are being hit by sunlight when the Mavic is pointing back at you, engage 'Home Lock', spin the drone in map-view to point away from you (& the sun), then just pull back on the stick. You can adjust height while it's in transit if you want to go over any trees etc.
 

m0j0

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2016
Messages
1,299
Reaction score
599
Loc
Washington D.C.
I have had that happen to me a couple of times, and i just turned it around and flew it backwards.
Hmmm seems like the worst alternative unless you can absolutely see all the potential obstacles. Make sure it clears the obstacles and turn off the sensor. If you are in a pinch for time flip it to sport mode, which shuts down the sensors, and fly it forward.
 

jaysrmc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2018
Messages
776
Reaction score
491
Loc
Phoenix
Nice video! Tried to recognize the ground; Ahwatuke? These birds are so darn smart, clearly it takes a cool head to think of defeating the OA when nothing else will work. I'm learning so much from reading "Mavic Pilots", and hopefully wil possess the cool head in whatever potential "panic" situation finds me. I was wondering; was this VLOS?
This was not VLOS. I was way far away. When I am in places where there are no people or aircraft, I will fly beyond VLOS. Drone police can chime in if they like but yeah I paniced once before when something went crazy, now I just stop what I am doing, think about what I would give someone advice in a specific scenreo and usually pull out of it. I have not crashed even flying in mountains beyond VLOS.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Turn11

wxperson

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2017
Messages
115
Reaction score
36
Age
66
does sport mode disable the obstacle avoidance ?
 

Meta4

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2016
Messages
2,951
Reaction score
3,013
Age
63
does sport mode disable the obstacle avoidance ?
OA doesn't work in Sport mode because at speed in sport mode, the drone is tilted too far for the OA sensors to see ahead properly.
 

wxperson

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2017
Messages
115
Reaction score
36
Age
66
so... if you are having problems getting the bird to fly in the direction you want, due to sun, etc... you could just switch to sport move to get it moving again.
 

kidroc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2017
Messages
416
Reaction score
140
Age
43
Even though you turn off OA you still need to go in the app and turn off RTH OA. lots of mavic never came home because of that one.
 

m0j0

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2016
Messages
1,299
Reaction score
599
Loc
Washington D.C.
so... if you are having problems getting the bird to fly in the direction you want, due to sun, etc... you could just switch to sport move to get it moving again.
affirmative
 

swings16

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
156
Reaction score
77
I lost signal. Auto return to home was started but the problem was that the sun was seen as an obsticle and the drone also was near a mountain side so I couldn't get the thing to move beccause no matter what I did it showed the sun an obsticle. I had to disable sensors in order to get my bird back.. weird situation, its like everything that went wrong did go wrong. I paniced at first then started to think how do I get out of the situation and removed the obsticle avoidence so I could climb and avoid the obsticle (cactus and the sun).

Here is the video, not sure how it was flying in that direction when it should have been flying straight.
it happened around 4:14.. just thought i would share.\


/

How HIGH are you flying ?

I get a warning when i fly too high

I am assuming that it is because i am very close to 2 airports (actually MORE than 2) but both are major airports...JFK + LaGuardia...no height limit for you ?
 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
64,329
Messages
749,744
Members
91,303
Latest member
milebyro