- May 29, 2015
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But when I stared it presented several errors in the compass…I tried calibrate it several times, without success.
After looking for a lot I found a place that the compass wasn’t presented error… and I flew a short period of time but suddenly the compass presented error during the flight and I did a fast and rude landing… because it seemed to be with a strange behavior...
So after the work, in the evening in order to verify if the Phantom was ok I flew it again near my house…
I calibrated the compass, the first time it showed error again but second time it calibrated perfectly.
I flew 20 min. and nothing happened… all was ok… but when it was about 20m it has a weird behavior again … It stared to go to one side even I hadn’t touch the stick… this scared me…
I landed it and calibrated the compass again…
I flew with it very low altitude and all seems to going ok… so I decided to flew a little bit higher altitude and when it was about 11m I stopped it and I did some quickly movements to right and to left in order to verify if it was responding to my commands and all was ok… all seemed to be ok at this point when suddenly it went crazy and flew to the right… very fast… I tried to push the stick to the opposite side(to the left) and to down… but it seemed to not respond to my commands… then I tried to push to higher altitude to avid crash it in other house but it didn’t respond..
After a short period of time a listen a crash sound… (
After my amazement I found it by the map in the app in other house aprox. 30m from I was… and tks god it not hurts anybody…. but it was completely destroyed…(see photos)
I was very sad with that!
The Phantom always seem to be very reliable for me… all flight were ok at this point.
This is sad because I lost an investment (here it cost aprox. 5 times the value in US) and is sad also because I lost my confidence on it… it is a pity!
Now I’m trying to figure out what deepened with it… the flight plan is in the link below… Was the IMU’s defective? Was the compass?
I’d like to discover the issue in order to conquer the confidence on it again and try to avoid this happen again in the, maybe next Phantom.
Someone could help me in order to find out the problem?
Did someone had a similar problem?
I attached the photos and the flight plan.
I bought it at may 15th... in Brazil...
Firmware version was v 1.3.20
I flew 22h 31min.
Total distance 135.867m
Total flights 247
The battery was 60% when crashed
The final horizontal velocity was 19.4m/s
The GPS signal was perfect during all last flight
The compass was ok and calibrated during the last flight