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What to do After a Crash[Tutorial]

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DJI Forum|What to do After a Crash
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People who fly RC drones know that there are two saddest things: crashes and flyaways. The feeling of going home with just a remote controller is awful. Of course, drone are much more reliable today than they were a few years ago, but for different reasons RC enthusiasts keep experiencing crashes and flyaways. So today, we'll talk about what to do if, however unforunately, you experience a crash or flyaway.
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First of all I would like to say that the drone is a high-tech product, and right now the technology is still far from its potential, so we can’t avoid high power lines, magnetic interference, bird attacks and low voltage power offs.







First: Make sure that the Home point is set correctly.
Do this to avoid a situation in which the drone returns to the home point that was set initially instead of a new take-off point.

This can happen if the pilot moved the aircraft to another place (B point), and at the new spot, the GPS level was less then 4. The aircraft will not
record new home point. So the drone will return to A point. A lot of pilots start to panic in this situation...

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Please remember to set correct RTH altitude according to your flight environment.
If the aircraft has already crashed or gotten lost.
Of course, the first thing that we have to do is to find the spot where the aircraft crashed. We will need our flight records.
Remember: All the flight records are stored in your mobile device!

Open the DJI GO App and tap on the triangle in the upper left corner:

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Open the first flight record

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You will find the aircraft's location on a map
After you found a crash point, head to that place and try to find the aircraft. Whether you found it or not, you have to synchronize your flight records.
Click on the cloud icon in the upper right corner.
Make sure you've synchronized your flight records!
There will be a clound icon in the corner of every flight record if it's successfuly synchronized

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Please contact your local DJI support center, explain the situation, and provide your DJI ID, so we can check your flight records.
One more thing remember:Always log in your DJI ID, otherwise you will not be alble to synchronize your fligth records!
 
Great post. Worth a sticky for a couple of weeks.
Keep the sticky longer as this will help the many more nubees after a loss.
And you forgot about the part of getting help from a counselor for depression after you do find it broken or don't find it at all.
 
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Keep the sticky longer as this will help the many more nubees after a loss.
And you forgot about the part of getting help from a counselor for depression after you do find it broken or don't find it at all.
I usually watch the stickies for relavance and use. If it garners a lot of hits it stays. Once it looses its luster it goes into the pile.
 
On the diagnostic / post mortem end of things, extract the last flight record file from the GO app (use iTunes for iOS) and upload to www.healthydrones.com.

Look carefully through the analysis pages for aircraft or battery warnings or exceptions. Pay particular attention to the battery info pages, including temperature, voltage and cell problems.
 
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More Discussion
DJI Forum|What to do After a Crash
----------------------------
People who fly RC drones know that there are two saddest things: crashes and flyaways. The feeling of going home with just a remote controller is awful. Of course, drone are much more reliable today than they were a few years ago, but for different reasons RC enthusiasts keep experiencing crashes and flyaways. So today, we'll talk about what to do if, however unforunately, you experience a crash or flyaway.
161754kpza022b12zlac1d.jpg

161751z35vvsbl5w9y55bu.jpg



First of all I would like to say that the drone is a high-tech product, and right now the technology is still far from its potential, so we can’t avoid high power lines, magnetic interference, bird attacks and low voltage power offs.







First: Make sure that the Home point is set correctly.
Do this to avoid a situation in which the drone returns to the home point that was set initially instead of a new take-off point.

This can happen if the pilot moved the aircraft to another place (B point), and at the new spot, the GPS level was less then 4. The aircraft will not
record new home point. So the drone will return to A point. A lot of pilots start to panic in this situation...

163251pq4tnb3t3b7bqm3n.jpg


Please remember to set correct RTH altitude according to your flight environment.
If the aircraft has already crashed or gotten lost.
Of course, the first thing that we have to do is to find the spot where the aircraft crashed. We will need our flight records.
Remember: All the flight records are stored in your mobile device!

Open the DJI GO App and tap on the triangle in the upper left corner:

163254gaap5jijnypo2225.jpg


Open the first flight record

163253f6hyym6pr6tkh5k2.jpg

You will find the aircraft's location on a map
After you found a crash point, head to that place and try to find the aircraft. Whether you found it or not, you have to synchronize your flight records.
Click on the cloud icon in the upper right corner.
Make sure you've synchronized your flight records!
There will be a clound icon in the corner of every flight record if it's successfuly synchronized

165828y323hx32smsll3x8.jpg



Please contact your local DJI support center, explain the situation, and provide your DJI ID, so we can check your flight records.
One more thing remember:Always log in your DJI ID, otherwise you will not be alble to synchronize your fligth records!
Thanks!
 
On the diagnostic / post mortem end of things, extract the last flight record file from the GO app (use iTunes for iOS) and upload to www.healthydrones.com.

Look carefully through the analysis pages for aircraft or battery warnings or exceptions. Pay particular attention to the battery info pages, including temperature, voltage and cell problems.
Thanks for this suggestion! I checked out healthy drones and it's a fantastic tool!
 
More Discussion
DJI Forum|What to do After a Crash
----------------------------
People who fly RC drones know that there are two saddest things: crashes and flyaways. The feeling of going home with just a remote controller is awful. Of course, drone are much more reliable today than they were a few years ago, but for different reasons RC enthusiasts keep experiencing crashes and flyaways. So today, we'll talk about what to do if, however unforunately, you experience a crash or flyaway.
161754kpza022b12zlac1d.jpg

161751z35vvsbl5w9y55bu.jpg



First of all I would like to say that the drone is a high-tech product, and right now the technology is still far from its potential, so we can’t avoid high power lines, magnetic interference, bird attacks and low voltage power offs.







First: Make sure that the Home point is set correctly.
Do this to avoid a situation in which the drone returns to the home point that was set initially instead of a new take-off point.

This can happen if the pilot moved the aircraft to another place (B point), and at the new spot, the GPS level was less then 4. The aircraft will not
record new home point. So the drone will return to A point. A lot of pilots start to panic in this situation...

163251pq4tnb3t3b7bqm3n.jpg


Please remember to set correct RTH altitude according to your flight environment.
If the aircraft has already crashed or gotten lost.
Of course, the first thing that we have to do is to find the spot where the aircraft crashed. We will need our flight records.
Remember: All the flight records are stored in your mobile device!

Open the DJI GO App and tap on the triangle in the upper left corner:

163254gaap5jijnypo2225.jpg


Open the first flight record

163253f6hyym6pr6tkh5k2.jpg

You will find the aircraft's location on a map
After you found a crash point, head to that place and try to find the aircraft. Whether you found it or not, you have to synchronize your flight records.
Click on the cloud icon in the upper right corner.
Make sure you've synchronized your flight records!
There will be a clound icon in the corner of every flight record if it's successfuly synchronized

165828y323hx32smsll3x8.jpg



Please contact your local DJI support center, explain the situation, and provide your DJI ID, so we can check your flight records.
One more thing remember:Always log in your DJI ID, otherwise you will not be alble to synchronize your fligth records!

Great Info, Thanks!
 
[emoji106] Thanks for the info. The Operating Instructions, I read, re-read and read again but sometimes it just doesn't stick in the brain due to relevance or the lack of.


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