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Lost a P3SE over the wall into Mexico
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BR86
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My interpretation is that I greatly underestimated the wind speed.  It was painful to watch as the drone (I just had repaired recently) flew away over the Mexican border.  Flight log attached.

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so long

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Can you post the flight Log requested here?

https://www.phantomhelp.com/LogViewer/Upload/

Mucho gracias Señor. . . ;-)

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https://www.phantomhelp.com/LogViewer/621R3V9C1DVG2KT3NAIV/
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It’s difficult to view this on an iPad, but there are several interesting things to see.

Someone will surely analyze this.

Once acrosss the line, it sure flew a long way. Lost contact with the rc, was in RTH mode, then, it stopped transmitting.

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Hello and good day BR86. I am sorry to know that yous are having issues with your DJI Phantom 3 SE. This is not the experience we want you to have with DJI. Since this issue happened please contact DJI Support at https://www.dji.com/support for us to help you further regarding the said issue. Thank you.

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BR86
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Thanks for the replies, sent flight log to DJI support as suggested.
2019-1-28
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Looks like you nailed it yourself.   It seemed to be fighting back but couldn't make it.  Right on the outer edge of signal too.    Maybe one of those migrants will pick it up.
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It seems like a no brainer, not to fly so close to the border lines.

I wonder if there was some kind of interference purposely set up, just to screw over a private rc drone flight...



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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-28 10:05
It seems like a no brainer, not to fly so close to the border lines.

I wonder if there was some kind of interference purposely set up, just to screw over a private rc drone flight...

Actually went there specifically to fly, after researching that the air space was clear to fly in.  I also spoke with a border patrol agent and told him I was there to fly my drone.  The agent indicated I was free to do so.
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BR86 Posted at 1-28 10:28
Actually went there specifically to fly, after researching that the air space was clear to fly in.  I also spoke with a border patrol agent and told him I was there to fly my drone.  The agent indicated I was free to do so.

Permission or not, it’s probably a Dangerous place to hang around. Evidently...
Did you have your I.D. On the model?

Still, You May never see that drone again.


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BR86 Posted at 1-28 10:28
Actually went there specifically to fly, after researching that the air space was clear to fly in.  I also spoke with a border patrol agent and told him I was there to fly my drone.  The agent indicated I was free to do so.

Just an opinion, but with the issues over the border right now, I can't imagine wanting to fly over it. I'm sure your curious, but this is most certainly has disaster written all over it to me. Whether legal or even if border patrol said it was ok, I doubt you will ever see your aircraft again. sorry for your lose.
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https://www.ventusky.com/?p=32.619;-116.581;9&l=wind-10m&t=20190126/2100

High winds and greater than the capabilities of 22mph Return To Home failsafe speed.

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Be naughty, not. Haha




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RicardoGray Posted at 1-28 11:30
Just an opinion, but with the issues over the border right now, I can't imagine wanting to fly over it. I'm sure your curious, but this is most certainly has disaster written all over it to me. Whether legal or even if border patrol said it was ok, I doubt you will ever see your aircraft again. sorry for your lose.

That’s what I said, precisely. Just a bad choice in judgement, of a great flying location.



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There has been reports of drones smuggling drugs across the border.
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The border Patrol has sound sensors EVERYWHERE out there.  My family and I have ridden dirt bikes out there for years......there is a TON of interference out there, and it is illegal to fly within a couple miles of the border in San Diego County, specifically due to the drug smuggling issues.

As soon as you started drifting, BEFORE you lost signal you needed to put in sport mode and fly back to yourself......I know ,    HIND SIGHT

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well BR86 look on the bright side...um give me time. Oh yeah at least you're able to justify a new Mavic or P4.
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rwynant V1 Posted at 1-29 12:08
The border Patrol has sound sensors EVERYWHERE out there.  My family and I have ridden dirt bikes out there for years......there is a TON of interference out there, and it is illegal to fly within a couple miles of the border in San Diego County, specifically due to the drug smuggling issues.

As soon as you started drifting, BEFORE you lost signal you needed to put in sport mode and fly back to yourself......I know ,    HIND SIGHT

No Sport mode on a Phantom 3.
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I wont fly my P4P in those wind speeds unless i had to, about 22mph average and upto 30mph gusts
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It was a bad day at the drone park...


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Air/America Posted at 1-28 13:50
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=32.619;-116.581;9&l=wind-10m&t=20190126/2100

High winds and greater than the capabilities of 22mph Return To Home failsafe speed.

That pressure gradient clearly shows the prevalent patterns and problems but only if one were to pay attention. Nice share Air America.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 1-29 19:21
No Sport mode on a Phantom 3.

Surely it's faster than RTH normal speed if you push the stick?

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rwynant V1 Posted at 1-30 13:07
Surely it's faster than RTH normal speed if you push the stick?

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Yes but the P3 lacks a faster Sport Mode.  Sport Mode made its debut with the P4.
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That just proves that the "Wall" works
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