Hi I’ve retrieved the flight log from my tablet. not the drone or the sd card. its been a shitty weekend.
I have a dji phantom 3 pro since 2016 being flying almost all the time since then. till it fell in the water.
I was recording us pouring cement on a slipway to repair and a few pictures for my sailing club, and well we thought it would be cool to have a video of us doing it from the air i also got some cool pictures of the area aswell. i flew the drone approx 25m up and 30 meters out from the shore above the water i set the quality to 720p cause it was going to be viewed on whatsapp more then likely. insert my 1st mistake of the day. i put down the remote with the drone still recording and help the lads with the cement i checked on it 4 mins later all good, briefly checked settings etc. I worked for a bit checked drone= good, it was a few mins later when i saw drone finishing descent to its doom i saw it on its last meter. take a guess of the reaction. i instantly went to the remote full power up… nothing it hovered for 2 more seconds on the water then went down. i swam for 30 mins looking for it, nothing. It sank in a reservoir, at that location it was approx 25 meters deep. i cant free dive that deep, none of us could. I took the shit happens route for this
but i want to know in which way i screwed up having it autoland instead of RTH or battery had critical voltage and forced to land. i feel like it was the 2nd option but still, that battery has been charged about 49-54 times and close to retirement, well would have been. Ive looked at the flight record but I want to be sure.
If anyone has any recommendations on how to retrieve the drone i am all ears
here is the web link since i cant attach files for some reason https://www.phantomhelp.com/logviewer/N9O2J3WOILHSISGE3I56/