lost drone

  1. T

    Lost P4AD with my first goggle flight. Weird stuff!

    Hey all, First post and I am going to guess, like many, it is because of a dumb "user error". I have managed to lose a buddy's P4 in the back of beyond. I have had my own P3 Pro for some time so am not a complete novice but I recently bought some goggles with a view to upgrading and was...
  2. Macfawlty

    Drone lost in Seneca rocks West Virginia

    well, it happened about 10 minutes ago. Lost my P3 4K on a low battery RTH. I was racing back to home, but it forced a landing into the trees. I don’t have a computer with me, only my iPad used for display. I was flying from the Seneca Rocks Discovery center in West Virginia. The headwind was...
  3. Ripper7620

    If you know how to do this, please help those of us who are unsure.

    I had a close call today, because I didn't let my P4P come home when it first asked. instead of staying calm, and checking the map, and following it to the drone, I panicked, broke everything down, and went out on my bike to look. I found it in a small field relitively nearby. It decided to land...
  4. K

    Fly away

    Help... I took my drone up only for an instant. I tried to put it in one of the autonomous modes and it took over itself and went haywire! I tried correcting to get it back to me just to land it but it ended up doing a FlyAway! Now I can't find my brand new p4p that I just bought two weeks ago...
  5. B

    Found Phantom 4 AND Mavic Pro In or near Portland Oregon

    Just wanted to get the word out if anybody has lost a White phantom 4 and or a black Mavic in the Portland Oregon area that you’re drones are being auctioned by the Government agency that found them or that they were turned into in about four days if you Think one of those these could be...
  6. R

    Phantom 3 drone down

    Had my phantom a few weeks. Learning about waypoints and flying. Yesterday I lost my drone. I had experienced the loss of signal on a few flights, but had the understanding that once loaded with flight plan, the drone will make it back to origination point. Well, this time it did not. Today I...
  7. F

    My Pro+ Never Returned Home After Losing Signal? Just disappeared

    Hi all, So I was wondering about what to expect and proceed after my drone incident this week. Weather was sunny, clear, with calm winds - approx 11:30 AM. It was a weekday in an empty area. I was flying north of the Las Vegas strip (near Circus Circus location to get a distant landscape...
  8. AceMark

    Brand new P4 Pro GONE

    Well fellow drone nuts I had a bad day this past Thursday. I took my new P4 Pro out for a flight around a dam/lake to collect some video. I fired it up and everything looked good.. no errors, no warnings etc.. I flew for about 10 minutes and all seemed well. My controller begins to beep and...
  9. nole1988

    It just flew away! - <correction> it didn't fly away at all.

    I am an experienced pilot with hundreds of flight hours and several drones including the P4 and Mavic Pro. I am not asking for advice but merely telling the story for your own information. I was in beginner mode for a quick photo shoot over a marina. After a few minutes of good flight, the...
  10. embayweather

    Updraught

    i was flying my aircraft today in the beach where I normally go. Not high, not far, just practising manoeuvres for my PfCO. But I noticed that it was getting very high, and indeed almost at the point of not being able to see it when it was on the farthest leg of the square I was flying. I...
  11. droningandmore

    Lost my drone in the Arctic

    In September 2016 I had a nightmare flight in Beechey island, where my drone got completely crazy and did not respond to my commands anymore. I landed in the sea. I noticed later in the flight log that there was a compass error after I started the flight... the wind carried the drone and there...
  12. S

    Lost drones, how common?

    Hi all, I'm working on a project regarding lost drones. Hearing about flyaways and people losing their drones is no fun. I would appreciate it very much if you could spend 3 minutes of your times and answer this super short survey. Lost Drone Survey Thanks and have a great flight.
  13. mrirad

    P4P gone. Alien abduction?

    Unhappy that my first post is is an obituary for my drone... Here is the story and the file. Sold my P4 for P4P in January. Many happy flights with no other incidents. Upgraded firmware but still got messages that firmware upgrade required. Did it again with "success" message but still got this...
  14. X

    Marco Polo Trackers..... No Cell, No GPS, No Fees, 2 Mile Range

    Fly with peace of mind...... In the event of a fly away the Marco Polo tracker will take over and provide on screen directional info as well as signal strength (1-100) indication. On flat terrain you can expect 2+ miles of range. Take a look at our video of a very wooded rural locate at...
  15. M

    P3P flies gently into oblivion

    I was flying my P3P on my birthday, the 14th, in an unfamiliar area. Using Autopilot, I laid out a waypoint mission for it. Launched drone to 220 feet and hovered while I climbed to the third floor landing of our apt building. Ran checklists, engaged, mission uploaded, drone set off on mission...
  16. X

    Don't fly without a tracker on board.....

    Flyaways do happen..... Regardless of system failure or pilot error, many will find themselves experiencing that sinking feeling when your Phantom drifts off on its own. Most commercial pilots use our Marco Polo trackers on every job. Watch our video at www.UAVfind.com and see the Marco Polo...
  17. Cactus Wren

    Question about lost drone and GPS

    So I'm still pretty new to the drone game, and I've seen various ads for the TrackiMo and the TrackR, for using GPS to find lost items (such as a drone that goes down in dense forest). These drones ALREADY have GPS, so would one not be able to easily find a downed drone with the existing GPS?
  18. Aldo962

    I've lost my P3 ADV and I don't know why

    Hi all, 3 days ago I've lost my drone a P3 ADV and really don't know what happened. I was flying from a boat on a lake, the sky was completely clear and I was in direct LOS with no obstacles at all, 70 meters high and 1.7 km away (some of the previous flights had been 2 to 3 times further on...
  19. Skyler King III

    Locator for lost drones?

    Does anyone have any info on a locator for a lost drone? (I did not lose my (yet)). I was thinking of attaching one of the dog locators like Home | Loc8tor for Pets | World's Best Pet Trackers . I was concerned that there might be some interference created by this device and also Tile: | Tile -...
  20. G

    Return To Home Altitude Change - Lost Drone

    I lost my drone yesterday due to a lost connection so I am now trying to better understand the Return To Home sequence and specifically whether or not the altitude is adjusted once a RTH is initiated. I have been told that it will NOT descend to the RTH altitude set in the app and others say it...