&This happened to me late last year, was going to post it but life got in the way.
It was a bright sunlit day, with a strongish breeze but nothing I hadn’t flown in before. I decided to fly my mavic pro across the Medway river to see if any photo opportunities arose around sheerness docks.
I flew over in sport mode and then began to fly parallel with the docks about 300 meters out.
Then I saw a message on my screen,
“Voltage drop aircraft landing. This cannot be cancelled”
I looked at all the water and instinctively cried out “noooooooooo!”. I was sure she was a goner. Sweating profusely I held up the left stick and saw it stopped the descent though it still wasn’t climbing. When I tried to move horizontally at the same time it again began slowly descending, too quickly to reach land.
Finally I came to my senses and switched from sport mode to gps mode, thank god she stopped descending. Time to come home I thought.
Back into sport mode, beeline for home.
2 minutes later the same thing. This time I immediately switched out of sport mode and regained full control.
I couldn’t find anything in the logs that would explain what happened, The only thing I could think was that the tweaked speed of sport mode and max speed setting was just too much into the headwind. I reset both to the standard settings when I got home and am happy to say it hasn’t happened again.
Lesson learned, if in autolanding scenario with plenty of battery power, try toggling sport mode, it just might save your bird.
Happy and safe flying