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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Kauaigene, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Kauaigene

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    Had a strange crash. Flying GPS then tumble from the sky. Any thoughts?

     
  2. turbodronepilot

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    That was bizarre! !
    Good job documenting the malfunction! !
    I'm guessing you had a esc failure. ..
    Sorry to see you're having issues gene...
    glad it didn't get all busted up..
    turbo. ...
     
  3. Stealthmatt

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    Yeah ESC or motor failure.

    I would be showing DJI and then asking for it to be fixed....
     
  4. Adrian VC

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    Sorry, it's early, what's ESC?
     
  5. turbodronepilot

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    Electronic speed control
     
  6. Adrian VC

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    A quick google and I found out, Electronic Speed Control, I think lol. ;):mad::confused::p:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:o_O
     
  7. Adrian VC

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    Thanks, like most things, stuff goes wrong, and if you're in the air, they can go very wrong, I never want this to happen to me, but how do we try and make sure it doesn't?
     
  8. turbodronepilot

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    Just have faith...
    Sometimes components just fail...
    nothing you can do about it...
     
  9. The Editor

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    Buy or build a Hexacoptor......you then have redundancy. That's the only way to give your rig a chance of staying airborne at the loss of a prop/motor/esc.
     
  10. Kauaigene

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    Thanks guys for the responses. Will update after calling DJI on Monday. Also have the flight logs so hope we can know what went wrong. I think the motor failure and ESC fault was a product of the crash landing and not the cause so will wait and see if the data will solve the mystery.
     
  11. Kilrah

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    Could simply be a prop broke in flight too.

    You can't. The only way to be sure that doesn't happen is not to fly ;)
    You can just mitigate them a tad on the few factors you can actually act on - like the props precisely for example, but 99% of what makes a multi fly is out of your control.

    Even a hex/octo only offers redundancy in a very limited set of failure scenarios. A failing motor/ESC often takes out the others with it.
     
  12. Kauaigene

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    UPDATE:
    Sent the bird to DJI LA this morning...
    Five to Six week back log...agh.
    Taking long nap now.
     
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  13. turbodronepilot

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    Hang in there kauaigene!!
    I'm pulling for you brother. ..