- Aug 12, 2020
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I have had my Phantom 3 Advanced for 6 months now. I bought it used as a beater while I studied to get my Part 107. The drone has spent countless hours in the air with no issues. Three weeks ago, I took it out for a morning flight. It flew fine for about 10 minutes, then all of a sudden took a dive to the left.The logs showed a loss of GPS. I looked for hours that day to find it and could not. So, I left notes on doors in the area. After a week, I got a call saying it was in a tree. LOL. At this point, I'm thinking the drone is dead because we had at least 4 days of torrential downpours. Nonetheless, I went and retrieved the drone. Camera was missing but the body was intact. I got it home, put fresh battery in and I have flown it several times with no issues. Fast forward to this week. I took it out for a flight. It flew nicely for about 5 minute, then all of a sudden dove left into a tree. Luckily I was only up about 20 feet. This loss of GPS thing has gotten me a little nervous. Has anyone experienced this? Could this be a software/hardware issue? Interference?