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OK, So I got a new Mavic Pro Platinum...
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Silver Surfer
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OK, on December 31, 2017 my Mavic Pro Platinum glitched and did not Return Home (RTH), So I purchased a new one
and activated it last night.  Updated the firmware as the DJI App Asked to do so and spent 30 min updating my new
Mavic Platinum.  By the time it finished down loading and up loading it was to late to go outside and try it out.  I will do
that over the weekend and hope that it all goes well.  
So after having my first Mavic Platinum fly away and not return home, I am a bit gun shy and will keep the drone close so
that if it glitches and starts acting up it will be close enought that I can, hopefully, manually bring it back home.  Althoug the
first one was no more that two hundred feet high and supposedly no more than 300 feet away.  

I am now toying with the idea of purchasing a new Mavic Air.  I'll post what happens...


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Bekaru Tree
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good luck silver surfer
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Bekaru Tree Posted at 2018-2-9 12:59
good luck silver surfer

Thanks Bekaru Tree!
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A CW
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Good luck with the new one.
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duke123
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Good luck with the new Mavic
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good luck! let us know !
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A CW Posted at 2018-2-9 14:08
Good luck with the new one.

Thanks  A CW, Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Good luck and keep us posted
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duke123 Posted at 2018-2-9 15:21
Good luck with the new Mavic

Thanks Duke 123, appreciate the well wishes!
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slimharry Posted at 2018-2-9 15:29
good luck! let us know !

Thanks slimharry, will keep you posted.
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"after having my first Mavic Platinum fly away and not return home, I am a bit gun shy and will keep the drone close so that if it glitches and starts acting up"

Have a friend with a drone?  If so, perhaps your friend would fly "Ar Cover" (aka Drone Tracker) for first few flights.  Get you past the gun-shy fly-away.
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The best wishes for success with your new purchase. A little luck we all need from time to time. I'm sure it's going to be fine.
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 2018-2-11 15:11
"after having my first Mavic Platinum fly away and not return home, I am a bit gun shy and will keep the drone close so that if it glitches and starts acting up"

Have a friend with a drone?  If so, perhaps your friend would fly "Ar Cover" (aka Drone Tracker) for first few flights.  Get you past the gun-shy fly-away.

Great idea hedge trimer!  Thanks
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FlyDK Posted at 2018-2-11 15:19
The best wishes for success with your new purchase. A little luck we all need from time to time. I'm sure it's going to be fine.

Thanks  FlyDK!
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Thanks everyone for the positive thoughts.  I fired up the drone this weekend and after doing the GPS dance I tested my drone.  I am happy to report that it all went well  and the drone seemed to be A-OK.  I didn't take any pictures or movies cause I was more concerned on how it flew and responded to the RTH command.  Due to time constraints I wasn't able to check the different modes but will do it and report back.
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Sorry to hear about your fly away.  I live way out in the country and have had my Platinum 2 Miles away with no problems. Maybe there is RF interference in your area.  Hope it doesn’t happen again.  I got my Air a week ago and I love it. Best of luck.
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Mavic Ace Posted at 2018-2-11 17:39
Sorry to hear about your fly away.  I live way out in the country and have had my Platinum 2 Miles away with no problems. Maybe there is RF interference in your area.  Hope it doesn’t happen again.  I got my Air a week ago and I love it. Best of luck.

Thanks Mavic Ace!  It must have been some type of interference.  I did get a massage "Fly with caution, strong RFC interference detected ".  I then pressed the RTH button  to no avail.

I now have a new Mavic Platinum  and have learned a valuable lesson from my previous experience.
Fly straight  and fly right
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Silver Surfer Posted at 2018-2-11 18:09
Thanks Mavic Ace!  It must have been some type of interference.  I did get a massage "Fly with caution, strong RFC interference detected ".  I then pressed the RTH button  to no avail.

I now have a new Mavic Platinum  and have learned a valuable lesson from my previous experience.

We only get better by learning from our past experinces.  A good pilot always has some scary stories to tell from which  he learned a lot.
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MFPullen Posted at 2018-2-11 19:14
We only get better by learning from our past experinces.  A good pilot always has some scary stories to tell from which  he learned a lot.

You're absolutely correct, MFPullen.
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I have now flown my new Mavic Platinum 3 times since my last post and all seems to be working well.  I did take pictures this time and I am getting a little pixelation at the begining, however it disappeared after a few minutes.  I have to keep an eye on that.  I hope I don't have to send it back for repairs.  I know that others have had some pixelation issues.
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Silver Surfer Posted at 2018-3-5 16:17
I have now flown my new Mavic Platinum 3 times since my last post and all seems to be working well.  I did take pictures this time and I am getting a little pixelation at the begining, however it disappeared after a few minutes.  I have to keep an eye on that.  I hope I don't have to send it back for repairs.  I know that others have had some pixelation issues.

Great news!       
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