Had my second ever ‘near drone loss’ at the weekend, the first time was with my Parrot Disco, it flew off into the blue after a connection loss and must have caught a severe headwind on the way back after return-to-home kicked in as it was gone for about two heart pounding minutes, that’s a long time when you consider it cruises at about 40-50mph
So this weekend I was playing about with the Mavic mini and took it just up to about 120ft so it was well clear of trees but very quickly it got taken by the wind which surprised me as it’s proven to be amazing in the wind before and much better than I expected. Anyway, I did panic a little but I managed to turn the drone for home, flip it into sport mode but even then it wouldn’t come back, by this time I could no longer see it so I was flying by phone image only, I then dropped it as low as I could to still avoid obstacles and it slowly came back.
I did properly poop myself though, but I was pleased I didn’t lose reception, this message would have been written very differently if I had.
Think I’ll take better notice of UAV forecast in future