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The cause of >99% of flyaways [ some productive tips & argument]

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Aeoutsider, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Aeoutsider

    Sep 27, 2015
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    Pilots in DJI's forum has provided some productive tips for safe flying concluded from real crashes or some accidents.. points like ground level wind speed being deceiving, inappropriate situations for GPS locking, take off too fast without pre-flight etc..
    Also found some productive argument for crashed cases too, convenience made us ignore some of the most basic skills, however the drones nowadays are indeed getting easier to control, people getting lazier, some of the most important common sense is no more common.

    All started from the content
    The cause of flyaways is >99% pilot error (the remaining small percentage being inadequacies in safety provision / failure to account for black swan events e.g. IMU FW problem pre Jan 15 2015 for Inspire 1) and in turn this is because people do not read the manual. The thing that has changed dramatically in 2 years is that when enthusiasts who had to figure out how to put their flight controllers and GPS systems and batteries and... together to get a short flight, people also made mistakes but kicked themselves and learned. Now, we have a whole new generation of flyers who have never flown before, who don't believe in reading manuals, but who are very ready to call the manufacturer names when they make elementary mistakes. Not nice but this is the price of 'ease of use' marketing and success.

    More to be found here, hope it would do some help for you guys
    DJI Forum|The cause of >99% of flyaways ...... (a very dirty secret)
  2. The Editor

    The Editor Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 7, 2013
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    This is all very old info (dates back to February of this year so is almost a year out of date)
    SanCap likes this.
  3. afx


    Sep 29, 2014
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    What about sudden change of GPS coordinates when using RTH? What about losing control and flying away and not to start point? What about battery error? We've got many many many different issues where pilots were flying 50 times ok and on 51th their Inspire either flown away or crashed for unknown reason.
    It's always easy for the manufacturer to say "pilots are the main problem" rather than say "sorry guys, our electronics costs 5k usd but we still need to work on it"