Hi I was flying my drone in Shaw in Oldham yesterday (26/10/22) at about 12:50pm when the wind took it and it just shot off.
I was unable to use the return to home feature as it wouldn’t let me every time I tried, the drone kept going further away and eventually the telemetry said it was a mile away up the road on George Street, Shaw, just off Buckstones road.
I asked residents and searched a few back yards but couldn’t find it I was wondering if anyone on here had seen it?
I’ve seen some posts from Shaw on here so maybe?
I empathise with the heart in your mouth moment, and I do hope your search has a happy end.
It’s not uncommon for the Mini to suffer from this. For future reference if the wind is stronger than the RTH speed it will continue in the direction of the wind. In such an instance you should switch to sport mode and reduce altitude. I also make a point of taking off into the wind whenever possible, that way the journey back uses less battery than the trip out.
As I mentioned the Mini had the unfortunate reputation for this, that’s why the Mini2 was made with a more powerful propulsion system and suplied with a battery that could provide more power when needed.
I have the flight data and last known location, I don’t know how to export them to a file tho, is there a way in the DJI app? As I would gladly upload them.
I think my main flaw was that I had the return to home height set too high, I didn’t want it to hit anything on the way back and then by the time I could correct it it had gone
I’m not bothered about the drone just the memory card as I didn’t back up the flights and it has all my flights about 13 of them. I also get abit weirded out that someone could be sat there with memory card, I should have backed them up I was literally watching something from the card on the pc about an hour before. My bad
As @milkmanchris said get your flight data and share with the guys on here that know how to analyse it asap then you might stand more of a chance of recovering it , these guys done a cracking job at pin pointing mine within a few metre distance , I know where it is but sadly mines at the bottom of a lake , hopefully yours is on terrain or sat in someone’s back garden then you might stand a good chance , I wish you all the best mate
There is a remote chance that someone has put your operator i.d. into the CAA drones reunited site - if you are registered and it’s written on the drone. The CAA can then contact you and let you know who has the aircraft
Don’t hold out too much hope though - it’s a difficult site to find via google and doesn’t seem to have much activity.
Local Facebook pages and other local media may be your best bet.
I’m not register but will do now, I’ve put it on Facebook lost and found and a few other pages, I’m waiting for my mate to get in touch with his drone so we can fly over the houses and see if it landed on the roof
Sorry mate I was away from my phone , milkman Chris has got you covered there , you have to log in on desktop / Google to be able to share , I had to do the same was no option too do it from the app , or you can do it from your phone but use web browser