Shurely shome mishtake?
It was a normal flight, launch, establish home point, load Litchi Mission and set going. I have the app tell me height, speed and distance from home every 20 seconds. Plus battery level.
The preplanning had shown a waypoint mission of 7 minutes so I decided to use the extra battery time to fly and position for some stills. My normal flight time for the Mavic Air, landing with 30 per cent battery is around 12-13 minutes.
But the iPad kept calling out “80 per cent battery.” Which was odd. Looking at the data the 80 per cent point was reached at 3 minutes and 27 seconds. Which was still odd.
After actually registering that the battery was apparently not using any power it seemed a good idea to bring the aircraft back and land. Which I did with the iPad still telling me the battery level was 80 percent. The battery lights were at 2 out of four - 50 per cent-ish.
Very strange. The contacts in both the aircraft and the battery appear clean, aligned and intact. I use 3D printed contact protectors for the batteries when in the case or my pocket
Iy was the last flight of the afternoon, I needed to be back to try and score some drugs from my local supplier. But yet again there has been a disconnect between surgery and pharmacy so I’m without any heart medication for the next few days. Doubt I’ll keep going at 80 per cent!
But, back to battery - any ideas what’s happening and the cure?
Has it happened to anyone else?