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FlyingFREQ
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I just got my Inspire1...

Took it out for a flight in Breckenridge, everytbing was fine...

Second flight later after only 9 minutes trying to get sunset, the battery dropped to 40% then 0% within seconds. It said returning home, but never showed... it was right over 400 ft high, but when I showed up to the last location of the aircraft, it wasnt there.

Any ideas or tips?
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2018-3-24
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Mark Guille
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It sounds like you took off with less than 100% battery. Upload your flight data to Airdata and share a link to it here.

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2018-3-25
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Elektrica Atellani
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Is it Breckenridge in Switzerland? If it is, an odd thing happened to me as well a long time ago with the Inspire 2. I completely lost connection. At some point I hit the return home button and after 5 minutes it came back, but it never reconnected to the remote. I had to land it visually. I thought it was gone for good. Maybe it's something in the area that targets drones. there are lots of military ops in the area. Who knows.
2018-3-25
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Wow sorry to hear that.
2018-3-25
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FlyingFREQ
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Hey all!

I'm actually in Breckenridge, Colorado at the moment... but update... I found the drone!

I definitely was flying with a fully charged battery, but, the cold shot it down to a 9 minute flight. It was later during golden hour, so the chill is probably what caused the issues.

I found it in a field about 60 yards passed where the final recorded location was on the RC.

I just had limited time last night to look with the fading sun, so I ended up reviewing the flight log and watching the speed of decent and angle in which I was flying to determine which direction to look passed the final reading by the RC.

That's crazy about the Breckenridge, Switzerland experience!
2018-3-25
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Glad to hear you found it. That had to make you feel good. I have flown my MP in whether that was 5° have never had an issue with that but then again it’s not the inspire. Something tells me the inspire does not like cold weather.
2018-3-25
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Keule
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The Inspire 1 batteries are 'sensitive' to cold weather.
If flying in cold weather be sure to:
- pre heat the batteries (with the TBxx battery heater)
- use the insulation stickers on the batteries while flying
- check the individual cell voltages, not only the battery % in GO app
2018-3-25
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Keule Posted at 2018-3-25 10:43
The Inspire 1 batteries are 'sensitive' to cold weather.
If flying in cold weather be sure to:
- pre heat the batteries (with the TBxx battery heater)

Cold temps have nothing to do with this crash, 9 minutes flight would have warmed them up enough.

He took off with less than 100% battery.
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FlyingFREQ Posted at 2018-3-25 09:03
Hey all!

I'm actually in Breckenridge, Colorado at the moment... but update... I found the drone!

You took off with less than 100%

Learn the lesson
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Keule
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djiuser_dFXv88EjMq36 Posted at 2018-3-25 13:30
Cold temps have nothing to do with this crash, 9 minutes flight would have warmed them up enough.

He took off with less than 100% battery.

OP stated:
I definitely was flying with a fully charged battery, ...

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djiuser_dFXv88EjMq36
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Keule Posted at 2018-3-25 13:54
OP stated:
I definitely was flying with a fully charged battery, ...

Oh. Well that's interesting because it was only 5c in colorado? And it was 9 minutes after.

There are inspire 1s that fly in russia at negative 10-20c, even with battery heater, when it starts flying its gonna get colder  too.
2018-3-25
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djiuser_dFXv88EjMq36
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Show flight record then
2018-3-25
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DJI Elektra
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FlyingFREQ Posted at 2018-3-25 09:03
Hey all!

I'm actually in Breckenridge, Colorado at the moment... but update... I found the drone!

Glad you find it. Please keep us updated if you get any error message from your app. I would recommend you warm up the battery if you want to fly in cold weather. Thanks for your support.
2018-3-25
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2018-3-25 19:01
Glad you find it. Please keep us updated if you get any error message from your app. I would recommend you warm up the battery if you want to fly in cold weather. Thanks for your support.

Doubt its the 5c weather unless he shows flight record
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