A few weeks back @speatuk and I went to the park for a bit of a fly-around with his avata and my DJI FPV.
Unfortunately, the day didn’t end as planned as you will see in the video.
This led to me & Steve firstly looking at each other in shock before taking around 2 1/2 hours until @speatuk recovered my slightly broken drone.
It’s now with DJI being assessed and hoping for them to admit fault.
The FPV literally dropped from the sky whilst away from anything that could have caused this problem.
It sounded like the motors stopped and everything including the air data pointed to a battery failure.
Huge thanks to @speatuk for your help with everything that day. I was absolutely gutted and had all but given up finding the drone until you found it.
This is exactly what this club is all about and wanted to share this experience with all
What happened with the video Howard, it just seems to stop midflight? Is that what you saw in the goggles too? Good to hear You and Steve managed to find it mate and hopefully DJI will sort you out Was there much damage when you found it?
It just cut out with the “Image transmission signal lost” message coming up on the screen.
I expected that it would auto return to home as it had when the signal had previously been lost but sadly that wasn’t the case.
The damage wasn’t too bad. One motor came out of the seating but seemed to be undamaged and a few broken LEDs & a new set of props were required.
Oh and the battery was ejected during its landing and hasn’t been recovered so its cost me a few quid already.
It was a joint effort and I am so happy we did find it.
I must say though, I was watching on my goggles at the same time, it completely cut out. We have all heard these things flying and they scream like a banshee.
It just stopped making a noise. It landed in a dense part of the wood. Right at the back.
After we had exhausted looking everywhere @Howard78 put his Mini 3 up and we checked the last part of the footage in the goggles. Paused it then found the exact location with his Mini 3 then did the 3m apart and walked in a straight line towards the back of the wood.
I was looking up into the canopy as we thought it must have been caught in a tree due to how dense the canopy was. As I moved a branch to look up a small twig sprang back and hit me on my face. I cursed a bit and in doing so I looked down and there it was. I could not believe it.
Here is hoping DJI do the correct thing and replace it and the battery, seeing as the battery was brand new and had only covered 5 charges.