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Mavic Mini Fly away

Low wind and didn’t fly it very high, looked light enough battery left as well. Drone started flying away and I got a high wind warning so I accepted for it to return to home but then the controller disconnected and I lost it. I went to the last recorded location and it wasn’t there - how is this location worked out? Will it not be accurate if the controller lost connection?

Any help would be really appreciated, disappointed as this was my second flight with the drone (I have flown a lot with other DJI drones before) and waited for a day with low wind as I was thinking about how light this thing was. Felt like a software issue.

Flight data - https://www.phantomhelp.com/LogViewer/M8YNJ168IKSDIRQZ3GFR

Hi,

Your MM drifted on the wind heading 077 until autolanding.
Hard to tell where it has landed, my guess is the orange marker.

Hope you had your phone # on the MM or contact data on the SD card.

Fly against wind in CineSmooth does not work, best is to go into SPORT, lower height if possible and full pitch forward heading to HP.

Your RTH height was set to 500 meter, not a good idea really.

In RTH mode your MM drifted away from home, see chart.

cheers
JJB

Looks like another Mini wind and propulsion issue to me. Winds at ~200ft are stronger and in this instance blowing away from you. It would have never made RTH nor in Sport IMO.


409.6,TAKEOFF PERMITTED0
409.6,IN FLIGHT0
411.9,1HOMEPOINT UPDATED. RTH ALTITUDE ADJUSTED TO 500 M! X
435.2,RETURNING TO HOME0
436.3,RETURNING TO HOME0
440.3,IN FLIGHT0
445.7,RETURNING TO HOME0
446.7,RETURNING TO HOME0
447.9,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
447.9,STRONG WIND WARNING
447.9,JSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME!NV"
458.3,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
458.3,JSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME!
460.6,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND
472.7,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
481.6,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
484.6,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
495.3,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
495.8,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
501.3,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
502.4,REMOTE CONTROLLER SIGNAL LOST!
504.2,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
504.2,STRONG WIND WARNING
512.2,:REMOTE CONTROLLER
512.2,REMOTE CONTROLLER SIGNAL LOST!
513.9,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
513.9,STRONG WIND WARNING
516.9,REMOTE CONTROLLER SIGNAL LOST!
517.6,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
517.6,STRONG WIND WARNING
520.7,:REMOTE CONTROLLER
520.7,REMOTE CONTROLLER SIGNAL LOST!{
526.0,GNO GPS SIGNAL. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO HOVER. FLY WITH CAUTION (CODE: 30008)
526.0,TAKE OFF WITH CAUTION (NO GPS)
526.0,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
526.0,STRONG WIND WARNING
526.0,JSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME!`
526.0,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
526.0,JSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME!
526.0,:REMOTE CONTROLLER DISCONNECTED FROM AIRCRAFT (CODE: 30029)
526.0,RC SIGNAL LOST
526.0,XSTRONG WIND WARNING. AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY STABLY. LOWER ALTITUDE IMMEDIATELY AND MANUALLY RETURN TO HOME (CODE: 30149)
526.0,STRONG WIND WARNING
534.7,:REMOTE CONTROLLER DISCONNECTED FROM AIRCRAFT (CODE: 30029)
534.7,RC SIGNAL LOST
534.7,REMOTE CONTROLLER SIGNAL LOST!3
541.2,:REMOTE CONTROLLER DISCONNECTED FROM AIRCRAFT (CODE: 30029)

Indeed mayby mayby another MM with a propulsion error, but this MM did pitch down to good down values as other MM with errors only pitch down to 5 8 degrees down and mostly loosing height.

So i think this is a ‘good’ function MM, only 1.5 - 2 m/s backdrift in CineSmooth so guess in Sport mode and flying lower it would have made it.

But always in this kind of circumstances ; just try this and see if it does the trick. Not shooting is always a miss.

cheers
JJB