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I have had two p4p pros dropping out of sky. Both times when they were being brought back to land and were only a short distance away from me. The first was replaced through the insurance with a p4p+ v2. This then suffered the same fate after 6 months and repaired by DJI free of charge. Can anybody give me advice on how to avoid this happening again ?
 

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I have had two p4p pros dropping out of sky.
The only advice I can offer is to double check the battery insertion. There are numerous reports of this happening with P4's. I have seen only one with the V2 that I can recall. It is a theory that this is the reason for the V2's adding the battery latch sensor. There are no definative answers other than sudden power loss, which is only an assumption from the data files seen around here but loosing battery contact seems to be the concensus, although again not definative.
 
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Ok guys. Thanks for that. I guess using the drone on so many occasions without any problems makes you a bit blasé. I will double check the battery latches every time. I assume DJI have never offered any solution other than coming out with v2 ?Thanks.
 

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Can anybody give me advice on how to avoid this happening again ?
We don't know the cause of the incidents or what you were doing.
One important tip is to only fly with a fully charged battery - not one that's been sitting around discharging.
 
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If you can post the flight log files the answers will be more accurate.
 
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Would it be smart to put a small piece of velcro tape around the back of the battery for extra security? I have been thinking about doing this myself.
 
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Is it not the case though with v2 that it would not let me take off if the battery wasn’t latched correctly?
 
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Is it not the case though with v2 that it would not let me take off if the battery wasn’t latched correctly?
I’ll have to check the v2’s that I have. I seem to remember reading that there is a notification if the battery isn’t right where it should be. Since I always check myself, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the notice.
 
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Yes they did require the flight log but didn’t tell me what had happened. The only report I got back was through the supplier saying not pilot error.
 

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I have had two p4p pros dropping out of sky. Both times when they were being brought back to land and were only a short distance away from me. The first was replaced through the insurance with a p4p+ v2. This then suffered the same fate after 6 months and repaired by DJI free of charge. Can anybody give me advice on how to avoid this happening again ?

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