Just back from a lovely week away in wales. Apart from a few hiccups with Mandy (Mavic Pro for those who are unaware).
First evening I took her out for a flight nothing unusual no wind very still. But coming back to me on rth and my app crashed, wouldn’t allow me any control on my joysticks or anything, shot off into the air and vanished way out of sight. After a few hours of tracking through fields streams bogs etc near where I was flying I couldn’t see her anyway used lost drone feature and got coords. After stumbling through brambles, nettles, more bog and to top it off cow poop I recovered her no damage whoop.
So day after took for a test flight everything working perfect no issues with app or controls phew
So went down to some waterfalls video them. Some great videos returned to home again fine.
Changed to a fresh battery walked to bottom of waterfalls sent Mandy out filming away. Finished and come to fly back manually, again app crashed (different device froze up) no control of drone on controller. Mandy shoots up and flys off right into trees, heart pounding thinking she would get stuck then falls out to my relief…well what I thought it was. I clamber over to find Mandy half in the water with it running all over half her body, her camera hanging off (ribbon snapped, and bracket that holds gimbal to shock absorber snapped, probable damage to video signal cable, missing prop, damaged landing gear at the bottom, and bottom plate few dints and bangs.)
I know how to repair the gimbal and shock absorber, got parts on order.
My only other thing is water damage what is the possibility of her surviving a swim? The battery was off when got to her, I unplugged straight away. Left to dry out for several days (no silica or rice as wasn’t at home) not tried battery or anything in her as gimbal still broke. Can anyone please give me some good news ?? Tell me she can survive this.
If I do manage to fix her I am going to fully wipe reinstall all firmware and reset all factory settings on app.
Thank you and sorry for long winded message.