So this guy’s friend was flying in an area with a temporary flight restriction starting at 5pm. When the TFR kicked in, the drone immediately started an auto-land, but he was above water and lost the drone.
It’s not his fault. He just “lost track of time”. Somehow, this is all DJI’s fault and they should be buying him a replacement.
Except, his battery is at 71% and he’s more than 1.8km out. He must have taken off 5 minutes before the TFR started and flown directly to it.
And of course the drone is going to land immediately - his idea that it should start a RTH and potentially fly across the entire TFR zone whilst its active is ridiculous.
Also, I know this is in the US, but the FAA still has a VLOS requirement, right? 1.8km? I wish I had his eyesight!