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Remote powered off.... 500m out

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by likeaninja, May 2, 2015.

  1. likeaninja

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    Hi all,

    I experienced quite a scary phenomena last night flying the inspire. I was flying out about 500m away over water, minding my own business filming. Then on screen it just went blank, with the status going grey and saying disconnected. After nearly having a heart attack assuming it must have dropped out of the sky, i looked a little further down to discover my controller had turned it's self off. It had a full charge, so no problem there. After realising this I turned it back on, it reconnected with the app on my iPad, and all went back to normal, all be it had entered it's fail safe so was heading home. I can't think what could possibly cause it. it was right at the end of my visual range so could barely see the dot, so can not confirm what was going on. Has anyone else had any similar incident? is it a known bug?

    All firmware was completely up to date.

    Hopefully if nothing else this may help others to avoid it if there is a cause!
     
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    Please please use the search feature people.

    Thanks :)
     
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  4. DaBone

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    How can the T47 battery turn of the RC..? o_O
     
  5. DaBone

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    Sure, but I still find it difficult to see how a battery in the drone, can shut down the RC.
    If it is firmware related, so it's probably more likely the firmware for the RC, that is the problem.

    That you have seen several that have T47, is probably because it is the most common battery used.
     
  6. likeaninja

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    I did try searching, Thanks for the link DaBone. Keywords bring up the many other threads on this forum that mention any part of this issue. I just needed to tell people, you'd rather that than I kept quiet?

    It was a TB47 incase there is some strange link.
     
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  7. DaBone

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    If you turn off the RC in flight, the signal disappears and activates the RTH.
    If you turn off the drone in flight, it falls to the ground. ;)
     
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  8. DaBone

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    Another interesting thing to check is the serial number.
    Perhaps a batch of RC that is bad ..
     
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    Some people go right after the most difficult errors and solutions, while others begin looking for the most likely and easier errors.
     
  10. The Editor

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    There does appear to be a bit of a trend appearing with RC's switching off. I do not recall any reports of this anomoly prior to the most recent update.
    @Tahoe Ed have you heard any update on this since you received the flight logs from a user who suffered this?
    Is it only iOS related or are there reports of occurances on both platforms?

    Thanks.
     
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    It's all over the Dji forum, that's where I first read about it.
     
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    Thank God for RTH function....