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Mavic Air drift caused by remote controller
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Trailblazer5715
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My MA is drifting due false inputs from the control sticks. When I am hovering with hands off of the control sticks I get a slow drifting movement. The right stick has a constant minimal input (see photo). This doesn’t occur when I fly without the RC and only use my iPhone. I tried RC recalibration without success. Has anyone else experienced this?
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2018-4-24
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DJI Elektra
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China
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Hi, did you try to fly your mavic air with mobile device? Please try to fly with mobile and see if the stick give the correct response. If the calibration did not work, please send your RC back for check: http://www.dji.com/support  
2018-4-29
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Kevjones1959
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South Africa
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I have had that and found a factory reset and calibration of IMU and Vision sensors sorted it. Now rock steady again.
2018-4-29
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Trailblazer5715
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2018-4-29 00:16
Hi, did you try to fly your mavic air with mobile device? Please try to fly with mobile and see if the stick give the correct response. If the calibration did not work, please send your RC back for check: http://www.dji.com/support

It is rock steady flying with my iPhone. I have returned the RC for repair / replacement.
2018-5-1
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Suren
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A simple calibration of the Rc should have fixed that
2018-5-1
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Trailblazer5715
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Suren Posted at 2018-5-1 04:42
A simple calibration of the Rc should have fixed that

That is what I thought as well. During the calibration attempt I could see the right stick was responding erratic and incomplete in the forward and reverse direction. Hopefully they can get to the bottom of this quickly; it is very limiting flying with just my iPhone.
2018-5-2
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Trailblazer5715
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You can see the faulty right stick inputs while hovering in this clip.

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2018-5-2
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Suren
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Trailblazer5715 Posted at 2018-5-2 05:04
You can see the faulty right stick inputs while hovering in this clip.

Right stick inputs

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2018-5-2
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Trailblazer5715 Posted at 2018-5-2 05:04
You can see the faulty right stick inputs while hovering in this clip.

Right stick inputs

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2018-5-2
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Trailblazer5715 Posted at 2018-5-1 04:38
It is rock steady flying with my iPhone. I have returned the RC for repair / replacement.

Hope things go well and you can fly your drone again!
2018-5-7
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Trailblazer5715
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2018-5-7 22:22
Hope things go well and you can fly your drone again!

Received a replacement RC yesterday and made first flight today. Appears all is functional. :-)
The warranty process went smooth, RC was shipped same day the faulty one was received. Entire matter resolved in about 2 weeks from start to finish.
2018-5-10
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Trailblazer5715 Posted at 2018-5-10 12:45
Received a replacement RC yesterday and made first flight today. Appears all is functional. :-)
The warranty process went smooth, RC was shipped same day the faulty one was received. Entire matter resolved in about 2 weeks from start to finish.

Thanks for your update. Glad you have your drone back.
2018-5-11
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djiuser_P9JFzj6iVdH4
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my left stick have the problem, when push downward, at the sametime right movement increasing,  when pull upward, left movement increasing. Tried to reset, refresh the firmware and tried many times for calibration...

I'm in Turkey and I think you dont have any warranty for  my country ...

Please, Tell me how can I solve it ...

Thank you.
2018-10-4
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Tzead
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India
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Same thing. When I input forward and release stick, the drone starts to drift back once halt n keep on drifting. No warranty in my country. I recommend to skip mavic air lots of problems with this model.
Did the calibration so many times. Gave up.
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2019-2-16
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Tzead
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India
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Same thing. When I input forward and release stick, the drone starts to drift back once halt n keep on drifting. No warranty in my country. I recommend to skip mavic air lots of problems with this model.
Did the calibration so many times. Gave up.
2019-2-16
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fans94f68c14
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Hola. Mi nombre es Mauricio.
Yo pude solucionar el problema de deriva del drone. El problema, por lo menos en mi caso, era el RC. Lo que hice fue desarmarlo y quitar una cinta que DJI pega sobre los bornes de algún potenciómetro de alguno de los sticks. Hay que sacar el stick que esté causando problemas y verificar si no tiene pegada una cinta. Esa cinta probablemente inducía alguna continuidad entre los bornes del potenciómetro haciendo que funcione mal y cause la deriva. Quiten esa cinta y luego vuelvan a armar el RC. Verán que ya ocurre la deriva.
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2019-6-6
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John Michael Galvez Sagrado
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Same issue. Calibration fixed if just for few minutes then goes back . Really angryi have no warranty.
2019-8-12
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MAIRDA
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John Michael Galvez Sagrado Posted at 8-12 22:03
Same issue. Calibration fixed if just for few minutes then goes back . Really angryi have no warranty.

Mine is doing the same thing.  At least now it takes off, after I fixed (changed the IMU).  I did the change of parts myself, $18.  Now it takes off but drifts.  Time to fix the next problem of Mavic Air... worst drone ever.
2019-8-18
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