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Inside abandoned metal Factory GPS loss - quick tips video
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Bax
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Hi, Its been a while since Ive flown. I took it out for a quick fly today at a large factory I found abandoned.Most of the flight was ATTI, a little drifty, very low light. I edited the flight up into a little video



2017-10-22
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Thanks for the video!
The pause button did not help me when I crashed my mavic into the window protection bars... It just continued drifting towards to window bars, just like a strong magnet and iron. Did not get damage luckily.
2017-10-22
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Lucas775
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Very nicely done!
2017-10-22
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romeotango
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I saw a few times you mention "remember the pause button". What do you mean by that?

Thanks.
2017-10-22
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Ex Machina
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Nice, but dude, if you ever needed a mask during urbexing, this is it -- prop wash kicks up a lot of potentially nasty stuff you don't want coating your lungs.
2017-10-22
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Thanks for the video!
2017-10-22
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Bax
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romeotango Posted at 2017-10-22 07:58
I saw a few times you mention "remember the pause button". What do you mean by that?

Thanks.

It is the fastest way to cease input from the remote.
I always like to tell people to remember this, it should be the first thing you press if in trouble.

It will still drift if going fast enough, the pause button does not stop all movement of the drone. In a panic it is a good option. You should always be ready to fly away from danger though, Pause won’t stop all problems, but can give you some breathing space in a panic.
2017-10-22
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-10-22 09:00
Nice, but dude, if you ever needed a mask during urbexing, this is it -- prop wash kicks up a lot of potentially nasty stuff you don't want coating your lungs.

You are so right. I did come unprepared as I saw this place riding and had the drone in my bag. It did create some great atmosphere for my still shots. I had the police (crime Investigation) turn up not long after shooting this. They thought I was painting, let me keep all my shots but asked me to move on.

It was very dusty - The Mavic also would think there was an obstacle when it hit the dust. I was impressed with that.
2017-10-22
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Bax
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Here is a still shot
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2017-10-22
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Irate Retro
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How many lead paint chips do I need to eat in order to get my pause button to start working like that?
2017-10-22
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Jimmy007
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Great tutorial.  One day I will be brave enough to try this.
2017-10-22
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romeotango
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Bax Posted at 2017-10-22 14:47
It is the fastest way to cease input from the remote.
I always like to tell people to remember this, it should be the first thing you press if in trouble.

HI Bax,

Thanks for your response

So can I safely say that pause is the "STOP" button ?  In case of emergency, press the pause button, the bird will come to a stop and hover, is that correct (of course theoretically)?

Thanks
2017-10-22
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Tyredecals.com
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Pause button does nothing when in ATTI mode. The Mavic has nothing work with to stabilise so it will continue to drift. Excellent tips though..

Here is a few extra tips for indoors.
Inertia is not your friend and keep away from ceilings and walls (vortex suction).
Hand launch if you are surrounded by metals.
Use a torch and shine on the ground or do what i do and attach some bright bike leds. This gives the VPS a chance to hold position..Watch out for ATTI descend drops - no GPS and no VPS may cause the the mavic to drop to a restricted altitude (DJI's way of stopping users from flying near airports by covering the GPS antenna and forcing ATTI mode).

2017-10-22
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Yeah, I've flown my Mavic a lot and am very comfortable piloting it.  After quite awhile, I decided to try ATTI mode inside my house and promptly flew it into a wall.  No damage, thankfully, but I think I'm cured for flying indoors.  ;)
2017-10-22
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Bax
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Tyredecals.com Posted at 2017-10-22 18:30
Pause button does nothing when in ATTI mode. The Mavic has nothing work with to stabilise so it will continue to drift. Excellent tips though..

Here is a few extra tips for indoors.

Great advice regarding the torch. Thanks for the heads up on ATTI drop. It was in and out of gps signal at times, it felt quite sluggish to respond sometimes and it did seem to have vortex drift when close to walls and the roof.
The Police came and kicked me out this day, didn’t get to put the 2nd battery in.
2017-10-23
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Tyredecals.com Posted at 2017-10-22 18:30
Pause button does nothing when in ATTI mode. The Mavic has nothing work with to stabilise so it will continue to drift. Excellent tips though..

Here is a few extra tips for indoors.

Thanks for the tips
Will be looking out for LED bike lights
2017-10-23
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Tyredecals.com Posted at 2017-10-22 18:30
Pause button does nothing when in ATTI mode. The Mavic has nothing work with to stabilise so it will continue to drift. Excellent tips though..

Here is a few extra tips for indoors.

Hi,

Thanks for the tips.

Will be looking out for some LED bike light
2017-10-23
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Bax
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Tyredecals.com Posted at 2017-10-22 18:30
Pause button does nothing when in ATTI mode. The Mavic has nothing work with to stabilise so it will continue to drift. Excellent tips though..

Here is a few extra tips for indoors.

Do the bike LED add much weight?
Where did you order yours?
Thanks
2017-10-23
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Bax Posted at 2017-10-23 14:52
Do the bike LED add much weight?
Where did you order yours?
Thanks

Ordered mine on ebay. About 5-10 each.
Very light... Not sure what it weighs though..
I used velcro on the rear legs so you dont get unwanted lights in your video.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100LM ... PgLTX8Mi8pENx9Du6Qw




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Bike Lights on Mavic Pro

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Velcro strapped bike lights on Mavic Pro
2017-10-23
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Tyredecals.com Posted at 2017-10-23 17:00
Ordered mine on ebay. About 5-10 each.
Very light... Not sure what it weighs though..
I used velcro on the rear legs so you dont get unwanted lights in your video.

Thanks, look great I think I’ll order.
A little more light on these spots will be great
2017-10-24
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Bax
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Updated today, all batteries, remote, and Mavic. Now it shows MISMATCHED FIRMWARE error, won't take off. Ive reinstalled DJI GO, refreshed firmware a few times. No luck
I have never had troubles upgrading, anyone know a fix?
2017-10-24
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Tyredecals.com Posted at 2017-10-22 18:30
Pause button does nothing when in ATTI mode. The Mavic has nothing work with to stabilise so it will continue to drift. Excellent tips though..

Here is a few extra tips for indoors.

Great tips. Good to know.
Ubfortunately, indoor flying is not for me!
2017-10-25
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Forget about the pause button in atti mode
2017-10-25
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StanfordWebbie Posted at 2017-10-22 20:08
Yeah, I've flown my Mavic a lot and am very comfortable piloting it.  After quite awhile, I decided to try ATTI mode inside my house and promptly flew it into a wall.  No damage, thankfully, but I think I'm cured for flying indoors.  ;)

Prop guards are your friends in that situation.
2017-10-25
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Bax Posted at 2017-10-24 23:56
Updated today, all batteries, remote, and Mavic. Now it shows MISMATCHED FIRMWARE error, won't take off. Ive reinstalled DJI GO, refreshed firmware a few times. No luck
I have never had troubles upgrading, anyone know a fix?

This usually happens when one of the batteries wasn't updated -- do you get no matter which battery you use?
2017-10-25
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-10-25 06:29
This usually happens when one of the batteries wasn't updated -- do you get no matter which battery you use?

Hey Machina,

Na happened with all batteries, really had no reason and the warning was different than I have received before when forgetting the battery update.

Spent the day chatting to service after doing  all the troubleshooting I could. They want  me to send it in

I reluctantly plugged my other Mavic in to the same computer and upgraded with the same download, it worked no problem and all the batteries were already upgraded.

Odd, happened to one Mav and not the other, exact same process different drones different results
2017-10-26
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Ex Machina
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Bax Posted at 2017-10-26 05:24
Hey Machina,

Na happened with all batteries, really had no reason and the warning was different than I have received before when forgetting the battery update.

Weirdness, did they have you try downgrading/re-upgrading your firmware? Can you even do that these days?
2017-10-26
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-10-26 07:50
Weirdness, did they have you try downgrading/re-upgrading your firmware? Can you even do that these days?

I tried the downgrafe upgrade thing but didn’t help, tried restoring default ... nothing. They didn’t have me do anything other than provide screenshots.
I always screen grab errors just in case.

2017-10-26
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Bax Posted at 2017-10-26 15:13
I tried the downgrafe upgrade thing but didn’t help, tried restoring default ... nothing. They didn’t have me do anything other than provide screenshots.
I always screen grab errors just in case.

Geeze. Well, good luck, at least you can fly your second one while the first is being looked at.
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