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How many Flyaways have you had?
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Lysak2003
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Just curious if Flyaways are a really problem with a huge amount of incidents, or it's rarely happaned in some cases that we can avoid with a bunch of neccecery precoutions?

P.S. I posted a list of fliying preparation in a reply. If you have something to add, you are welcome to do so!
P.P.S Important tip that you should pay attention: https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... =176283&pid=1701090
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2018-12-29
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forbsie
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I picked "I am an Ace" even though I am not because you never provided an option for No Flyaways. Never had a Flyaway (fingers crossed)
2018-12-30
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SAADHERO
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pre flights checks and know the weather
and replace the props every 130km is good practice
2018-12-30
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Gunship9
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What's a flyaway?  I always manually fly it home like all my model airplanes.  It lands in my hand every time.  "Good puppy.  Have a treat/new battery."


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2018-12-30
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Alex B.
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So far I didn’t have a single flyaway either on my mavic pro or my spark.
Let’s hope that it stays this way forever!

Flysafely
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2018-12-30
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jimm00re
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While I have not had anything I would call a fly-away, I have had two incidents of lost control, both I consider to be of my own failt. One water damage caused (got too close to a large wave) and the other was flying outside of normal temperature range (108+ deg). I was able to regain control on the second one after it hit my pre-programed max altitude.  Now I keep a bit more distance from waves and don’t fly on the hotter days.
2018-12-30
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ajmckay
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It seems like I lose signal all the time and the drone initiates rth. After a few seconds control comes back and I navigate back. Of course as I say that yesterday I lost my spark yesterday.  It lost signal then had magnetic interference then never reconnected. Bummer.
2018-12-30
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ajmckay
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It seems like I lose signal all the time and the drone initiates rth. After a few seconds control comes back and I navigate back. Of course as I say that yesterday I lost my spark yesterday.  It lost signal then had magnetic interference then never reconnected. Bummer.
2018-12-30
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FulanitoFlyer
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Opps hit option one without reading properly, i'm really an ACE ;)  

btw you have the same option twice.
2018-12-31
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NRRTRAINS 85
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one would be one too many .
fly safe
2018-12-31
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pianoplayer7
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Gunship9 Posted at 12-30 16:11
What's a flyaway?  I always manually fly it home like all my model airplanes.  It lands in my hand every time.  "Good puppy.  Have a treat/new battery."

Same here - RTH is almost never used (the only time that I used it was when I was testing to see if it worked!)
2018-12-31
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Tentoes
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One, but not with a spark.
2018-12-31
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TC KABREW
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i have never had a fly away but i have had it drop out the sky
2018-12-31
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Lysak2003
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SAADHERO Posted at 12-30 15:28
pre flights checks and know the weather
and replace the props every 130km is good practice

So do I!

Let's repeat all basic steps we do before taking off.
1. Check the propellers and their connection to the motors.
2. Remove gimbal protector before turning drone on (If you haven't one, you should buy it).
3. Turn on remote controller, connect the phone and run DJI Go 4. (You should turn Airplane mode on your phone. If someone calls and you accidently answer it definitely may cause Flyaway.)   
4. Install drone on the flat solid clear spot and turn it on.
5. Check all messages in DJI GO. If it shows "Compass Interferentions", you should search another place to fly.
6. Remember that cold weather can forbid you to take off. In this case you should keep your battery near your body to save it warm.
7. Calibrate the compass. You should remove all metal things from your body. Keep phone on the distance from the drone. Follow the instructions.
8. Set up Return to Home point, RTH altitude, maximum distance and maximum altitude. Also you should turn on "RTH at current altitude".
9. Check the number of satellites and type of flying mode. If satellites are less than 8, it shows you ATTI mode. Be careful to fly in that mode when it windy. Also when connection is lost between drone and RC, drone doesn't do RTH in ATTI mode and Flyaway by wind.
10. Take off and hover. Check all messages. Check conditions of hovering drone. If it drift in arbitrary directions, jaw, rotate - something is wrong, land it immediately.
11. If it's all right then slowly increase altitude at about 10 metres without moving in any direction.

After that you can do your flying plan.
2019-1-1
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Lysak2003
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Gunship9 Posted at 2018-12-30 16:11
What's a flyaway?  I always manually fly it home like all my model airplanes.  It lands in my hand every time.  "Good puppy.  Have a treat/new battery."

Such a good habits!
2019-1-1
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Lysak2003
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Alex B. Posted at 2018-12-30 16:50
So far I didn’t have a single flyaway either on my mavic pro or my spark.
Let’s hope that it stays this way forever!

Let's hope that it stays this way for all of us!
2019-1-1
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Lysak2003
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jimm00re Posted at 2018-12-30 19:23
While I have not had anything I would call a fly-away, I have had two incidents of lost control, both I consider to be of my own failt. One water damage caused (got too close to a large wave) and the other was flying outside of normal temperature range (108+ deg). I was able to regain control on the second one after it hit my pre-programed max altitude.  Now I keep a bit more distance from waves and don’t fly on the hotter days.

Cold weather can cause some dysfunctions with our drones either. Whether  it can't take off if battery isn't warm enough or it may provoke interruption of flight in process when drone will reach high altitude (Let God save us from that).
2019-1-1
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Lysak2003
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ajmckay Posted at 2018-12-30 19:45
It seems like I lose signal all the time and the drone initiates rth. After a few seconds control comes back and I navigate back. Of course as I say that yesterday I lost my spark yesterday.  It lost signal then had magnetic interference then never reconnected. Bummer.

I've just read your post. Sorry for your loss. Some issues that you had in last flight could be summoned by long distance (when you didn't  have drone in sight) and Sport Mode.
Unfortunately, we can't set up "Landing" as a Failsafe Options for ATTI Mode. So drone just continue to drift by wind and it complicates his searching.
I suggest first we should do in that cases is turning of Sport Mode even if it means that drone haven't enough battery to return. Better use SM in controllable way than in Failsafe RTH.
2019-1-1
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dencio1976
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Before I fly, I always check GPS count and check for any obstacle that may impede LOS. Then I always just hover til I am sure there is no interference in the area I fly at. Also I make sure the battery is securely locked as some battery latches have been known to fail atleast as I have viewed at youtube.
2019-1-2
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S-e-ven
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Point 1 is same point 4
Make 4 a none and i will vote!

2019-1-2
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Lysak2003
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S-e-ven Posted at 1-2 07:52
Point 1 is same point 4
Make 4 a none and i will vote!
Yeah, I know. But it's not my fault. It appeared after Poll was posted and I can't  remove it nor edit. Supposed that Forum administrators fix that problem but they didn't.
2019-1-2
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gmozo
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sorry i couldn't pick one for no flyways but if you are having flyways just make sure everything is good with the controller with the spark
2019-1-2
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ssylca44
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One is one too many!
2019-1-2
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Lysak2003
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ssylca44 Posted at 1-2 11:21
One is one too many!

And that's the point of the poll.
2019-1-3
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Lysak2003
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gmozo Posted at 1-2 10:57
sorry i couldn't pick one for no flyways but if you are having flyways just make sure everything is good with the controller with the spark

As we can see, in huge amount of cases there are fault of the pilot not a drone. But we are still watching the result of the poll.
2019-1-3
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BRentAP03
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I have never experienced anything close to a flyaway.
2019-1-3
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Lysak2003
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BRentAP03 Posted at 1-3 05:37
I have never experienced anything close to a flyaway.

Nice to hear that. And we hope, it will be the same in future.
2019-1-3
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ssylca44
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Lysak2003 Posted at 1-3 04:37
As we can see, in huge amount of cases there are fault of the pilot not a drone. But we are still watching the result of the poll.

Hi,
I couldn't agree more!
2019-1-3
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ArnoSpark
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Same here as 2# i never had a flyaway, and i wish it remains like that but yeah looks like you forgot to add i had no flyways that is why i picked
I picked "I am an Ace"
2019-1-22
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Lysak2003
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ArnoSpark Posted at 1-22 04:36
Same here as 2# i never had a flyaway, and i wish it remains like that  but yeah looks like you forgot to add i had no flyways that is why i picked
I picked "I am an Ace"

Think everyone from us want to be an Ace at the end of the day))
2019-1-22
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CasualDronePilot
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No I'm not an Ace, but so far, no flyaways.  Just being careful and make sure that there's enough satellite reception + no error messages before takeoff.
2019-1-22
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Lysak2003
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CasualDronePilot Posted at 1-22 10:44
No I'm not an Ace, but so far, no flyaways.  Just being careful and make sure that there's enough satellite reception + no error messages before takeoff.

More people should concern themselves with doing so.
2019-1-22
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Warriewoodlad
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No fly aways with my Spark.
2019-1-22
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Lysak2003
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Warriewoodlad Posted at 1-22 13:15
No fly aways with my Spark.

That is a good news. As we can see in this pool, most pilots haven’t had the issue. And it gives us hope.
2019-1-22
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ArnoSpark
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Lysak2003 Posted at 1-22 09:06
Think everyone from us want to be an Ace at the end of the day))

well not really, lol but as 31# said i just be careful and when i notice something wrong going on i just get it back as soon as i can and maybe if its something not really bad, but maybe am extra conscious.  i was able to record a friend wedding inside a big hall on ATTI mode with zero issue.
2019-1-22
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A CW
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I wouldn't consider myself an ace but I've never had one.
2019-1-27
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Lysak2003
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A CW Posted at 1-27 00:32
I wouldn't consider myself an ace but I've never had one.

I think it is a best proof DJI's reliability.
2019-1-27
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Lysak2003 Posted at 1-27 01:32
I think it is a best proof DJI's reliability.

Absolutely - I've flown 10 DJI drones more than a total of 1,000 miles in the past 2-3 years. Never lost a prop, never experienced a fly away.
2019-1-27
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Lysak2003
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Warriewoodlad Posted at 1-22 13:15
No fly aways with my Spark.

Thank you for participation.
2019-1-28
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eYeSkYeYe
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I always fly drones away and back to me.... sometimes in circles around me as well.... so every  time i fly my drones i experience both fly aways and fly ins....
2019-1-30
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