crash

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    Lost P4 Pro - disconnected during flight and battery died. Any hope?

    Hi everyone, I have a very unfortunate situation with my Phantom 4 Pro. This evening I was flying it about 1000m (distance) and 300m (altitude) over a forest when it lost the connection to my remote and iPad (I had previously flown it much further without any connection issues). At the time, the...
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    Find spare part - What do I need?

    Hey! My phantom 4 pro did an unorthodox landing on its back which resulted in a crack where the gimbal arm attaches to the belly. Got any suggestions on how to fix it? What parts I need? Have a good one!
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    Professional Advice for recovery after an ocean swim

    Hi guys, apologies if you're sick of these posts but I would love some advice. After having my P3P for three years, today I crashed her for the first time while on the Greek island of Milos. While on a boat trip, I crashed into some huge rocks that come out of the ocean, it tumbled down a couple...
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    crashed after RTH , warranty

    Hello Phantom pilots, I decided to share my crash story here, because I'm certain many of you have felt that same dreadful feeling of adrenaline that makes your fingers start shaking as you struggle to keep decisions calm and logical. Knowing something is wrong and just hoping the bird will...
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    ESC status error after hard contact with tree and a few seconds in shallow water

    Yes... I flew Phantom 3 Advanced into tree and it came down into shallow (about 4 inches of water near shore) water where I grabbed it less than 3 seconds later. Anyway, now getting "ESC status error. Restart aircraft." Searching internet and this forum suggest ESC errors might come from bad...
  6. Rohanm

    Drone survives epic crash - have others had this good fortune?

    DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone (sunhans boosted) survived a crash into a chimney of a DECOMMISSIONED power station. Crash was caused by loss of signal and RTH. The drone bounced on impact, tumbled and fell, though recovered soon after, returning minus an LED cover and with torn transfers caused by...
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    So I kinda crashed my Phantom 3 standard (and some help could come in handy)

    Hey guys, my phantom 3 standard reciently broke and i need some help to know what is wrong with it so i can (hopefully) fix it! So the thing is that I accidentally started flying the drone inverted in a closed space so in order not to hit it against a wall I landed it, but I landed it really...
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    P4P: In-Flight Power Failure

    I recently had a P4P fall out of the sky for no clear reason. One moment it was flying and the next moment the motor stopped and it was in the river. If anyone can take a look at the flight log and the preliminary report (attached) and then share some insight, that would be immensely helpful...
  9. ToxicGumbo

    Crash Repair (Ongoing)

    Hello, all. New member here. There's certainly no small number of "crash" threads here on PhantomPilots, but I thought I'd add my own story from a different perspective: I'm starting off as someone who found a crashed P3P on Facebook Marketplace and felt the challenge to make it fly again for...
  10. inesingeniera

    Phantom 4 Pro Plus CRASH

    Hi all, Yesterday I was performing some flighs and after all initialization, when I did my second take off, at 10 meters high, my phantom 4 pro plus was supposed to stay still. Instead, It started flying downward and sideways to the left. I quickly tried to lift it and it did not respond very...
  11. Weston Ney Photography

    Why use dangerous Litchi app?!?

    I know, everyone is going to hate me for this, but I have a simple question. Why put the controls of your expensive investment in the hands of a third-party app called litchi with so many horror stories? DJI GO has its problems, but litchi seems to cause many fatal crashes. Everyone I know who...
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    Miracle saves or miraculous survival stories.??? Up

    My phantom 3 was at full speed and 40ft altitude when it clipped a tree top and cartwheeled all the way to the concrete. Hitting so hard it bounced 4 or 5 feet giving me enough time to jam the go stick up for why nots...the [Language Removed by Moderator] thing regained flight and made it home...
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    Standard P3S Crash - Details Below

    I have a P3S that I've been using for insurance/real estate work around the area. Last week, I clipped a branch and it fell about 20 feet, hitting on the skids and popping off the camera. I know the ribbon cable is torn and I need to replace that but I'm trying to figure out if anything else is...
  14. WetDog

    Tough little buggers

    Back in November 2017 I, for some reason, decided to try to get some pictures of a snowstorm. I launched from my house and flew back several hundred feet into the forest composed of 150 foot conifers. It was snowing pretty hard with limited visibility but I figured at several hundred feet with...
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    Phantom 4 Pro did some summersaults in the air and crashed into the water, has insurance. Pls Help

    I calibrated the Phantom 4 Pro OK and all system green and good to go. When it got up in the air it did some somersaults and crashed into the water at the Cruise Ship dock in San Pedro. All I can do was watch it hit the water and sink. I have the insurance from Best Buy, I think it also acts...
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    Aircraft disconnected and crashed

    I flew my P4P out a few miles to the local water tower and everything was going fine at first (I was getting a forward vision sensor error at the time, not sure if this is related). When I got to the water tower my HD video started getting choppy (I was on 5 gHz) but the controller signal was...
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    Crashed Drone

    crashed my drone on one of my friends terrace. propeller hit the wall sideways, drone lost balance and took a 10-15 feet fall onto the floor. damages i can identify: 1. broken propeller 2. plastic chip off in landing gear 3. dent in the shell 4. gimbal position is tilted to the right. app...
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    Slammed into a stop sign, camera looks like its jarred loose..

    I was getting some railroad track footage and made the mistake of looking up to see the aircraft instead of concentrating on my screen, and slammed right into a stop sign. Broke all 4 props and the camera has popped out a bit of the housing. At first I thought it hit the edge of the stop sign...
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    Arm bent after crash

    I was recently flying my Phantom 3 Standard when a gust of wind took it into some tree branches. It fell about 7 feet or so and bent the end of one of the arms, so the propeller keeps running into the arm. If anyone has had this problem or one similar to it I would appreciate some tips on what...
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    Accelerometer cable replacement?

    So I crashed my drone, and after replacing the broken propellers and vibration board, I was getting an accelerometer error. It was reading 16 G's so after googling, I determined this was the right fix: Fix for "NO MC DATA- ACCELEROMETER FAILED" if caused by impact. While lifting the ribbon...