Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Catastrophic P3P Crash - What Happened?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Philip McNayr, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Philip McNayr

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    My 3-month old P3P took a powered nosedive last night, hitting the street at 42.1 MPH from a height of 127'. I don't know why it suddenly flew into the street - it's not pilot error as this was my 149th flight since Christmas, and I've totaled 18 hours and 22 minutes of flying this bird. My question is: should I try sending it back to DGI to see if they can run some post mortem diagnosis to determine a cause, or is there a better source or place to send the bird? (Note: the body and battery are so badly damaged I can't get the battery back in it.). Thanks for any help you can provide.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  2. Air Ontario

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1,272
    Likes Received:
    501
    Location:
    U.S./ Canada
    Can you post up your flight logs to healthy drones and
    upload your flight log here and then post a link back here.
     
  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    10,126
    Likes Received:
    4,959
    If you are wanting to deal with DJI, it would be to your advantage to have some understanding of what went wrong and the knowledge is useful to all Phantom Pilots to prevent similar occurrences.

    Go to http://www.phantomhelp.com/LogViewer/Upload/
    Follow the instructions to upload your flight record.
    Come back and post a link to the report it provides and some of the experienced people here might be able to analyse it and give you an understanding of the cause of the incident.
     
  4. Philip McNayr

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I will try....I first need to install healthy drones. Thanks!


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  5. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    25,576
    Likes Received:
    7,751
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    It would be better to upload your log at the link above instead.
     
    Ramphex likes this.
  6. Ramphex

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    252
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Yeah reviewing the logs will give you a great idea of what possibly went wrong that way you'll have a better idea before being confronted by DJI support.
     
  7. FantomFlier

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    93
    If he can't get the battery back in he won't be able to access the flight log on the quad.
     
  8. DeeX

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Magic Kingdom, FL
    flight logs are also on the tablet.
     
  9. FantomFlier

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    93
    Not the .DAT files.
     
  10. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    25,576
    Likes Received:
    7,751
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    My log viewer can only read TXT logs.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Catastrophic P3P Crash Forum Date
Sudden catastrophic power loss. Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion Jan 6, 2017
Catastrophic take off Standard/4k Discussion Jul 3, 2016
Professional Catastrophic Crash & Loss of Aircraft Phantom 3 Help May 8, 2016
Catastrophic failure :( Standard/4k Discussion Apr 30, 2016
Phantom 3 Pro Catastrophic Battery Failure Pro/Adv Discussion Nov 8, 2015