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Old 11-06-2016, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody!

Due to a minor flyaway (in the backyard) a few weeks ago I quit flying my Chroma 4K. I had tried to learn as much as I could about it and was comfortable flying it until that happened. I'd read some of the stories on flyaway and finally experienced it in my backyard.

The drone connected promptly to the controller and I fired up the motors in Smartmode. Batteries were all full up, apparent good GPS all the way around and then with apparent good GPS all the way around I brought it up to a steady hover. In a few seconds the controller buzzed with the GPS lost signal. I lost all stick on the controller and the drone started meandering away to the corner of the backyard almost into a philodendron. Since I had no stick in SmartMode I flipped the controller into AP Mode but still no stick and no brain. I flipped the switch to return home and it went up just a little bit and then meandered back to the other corner of the yard almost landing on my neighbors house and then it settled down in between the two houses. it stayed a foot off the ground and wandered just a little bit more so I grabbed it by the landing gear and powered it off. I'd had no problems prior to this issue.

The only thing different about this flight is a few days earlier I had put a SD card in the controller to capture the telemetry. I'm not sure how much overload the capture process is putting on the controller but I suspect it is a bit. I have since removed the SD card from the controller. I'm going to fire it up again in a few days but I'm very leery of the GPS and brain loss issues.

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Old 11-07-2016, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just an fyi, return to home will NOT work properly if you have no gps lock. And always a good idea to learn to fly without gps assistance of any kind. I have a Chroma and had the same thing happen Tx buzzed said gps signal lost maintain manual control. And as such Smart mode will not work properly either. Forget smart mode and learn orientations when craft is facing you etc. And I would guess having an SD card in Tx has nothing to do with it, it just happens sometimes with all "drones"
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