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ALMOST Lost My Mavic in Mexico (RTH on a Boat-Avoiding DISASTER!!)
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ZMatuszak
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When Traveling in Mexico, I nearly lost my drone because of the RTH Feature.
In Chapala, I was with a few friends on our way out to one of the islands (Isla de Alacranes) and decided to fly the drone in Sport Mode.

What I didn't realize was that I didnt have my RTH Programmed correctly.

The Boat Moved, and the Drone was about 2.6km away from home.  It wanted to RTH with about 40% battery Left.

Luckily, we had pulled the boat into the island and I had the drone in my hand.  The props were running full speed.  I had to take the battery out while the props were running.

Lesson Learned: Always have RTH params set correctly.  

Here is a video of the scene (You can skip to 4:00)


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Ex Machina
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You should be able to cancel RTH with the Pause button on the RC.
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4wesomeAdam
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The drone made a dash for north of the Rio Grande.
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ZMatuszak
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-6-27 11:27
You should be able to cancel RTH with the Pause button on the RC.

I could not figure out how to cancel the Auto RTH...i will try this in a controlled setting
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ZMatuszak Posted at 2017-6-27 12:21
I could not figure out how to cancel the Auto RTH...i will try this in a controlled setting

You can also hit the RTH button again, but Pause works, too.
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