Long time listener, first time caller.
I was doing a night videography flight and I think I may have experienced a “flyaway”?
Background and situation:
I’m a recreational flyer only.
VERY familiar location flying from the home where I grew up in a semi-rural area.
Had flown for days, many times from the same spot before the Final Fated Flight.
In the days prior, I’d had to re-calibrate my compass more than “normal” and two days prior to losing the drone, I’d had to re-callibrate my visual sensors. (don’t ask…THAT was an experience…what with the DJI Assistant 2. Good training but a pain.)
The night of the flight I lost signal, the RTH kicked in and the drone started GAINING altitude and flying AWAY from home. Granted I was pushing the envelope on range when I lost the signal, but I’d successfully flown this flightpath before a number of times day and night. Improving upon other videos taken before…
Trying to regain signal and take over from the erroneous info on RTH, I tried to throttle towards me with opposite results, I tried changing altitude with inconsistent results.
I also got an “Airport” warning during the takeoff…the closest airport is a small regional airport (read: not a busy airfield) 10mi from the Home/Takeoff location and our house is not in a common flight path.
Numerous unexpected warnings occurred not consistent with the location.
Can someone please help me decipher this?
Thanks MUCH for any help.
Btw…Of course this flight was the night before I returned to MY home. I did look near the last known location but when you see the flight logs you’ll understand why I didn’t spend too much time. Chances are extremely high it’s in a tree as the area is about 60-70% trees. Also lots of open fields grown very tall with natural vegetation.
I also tried AirData to explore wind conditions (it was pretty calm and the clouds were still as well) but I don’t have a premium account.