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Mavic Air RTH (Not) Failing
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elberti
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Hi guys,

Let me share with you this case of a Mavic Air going into trees but not crashing; still it was very close.
Shooting at my company's outdoor event, the MA got without battery at around 1.5 m of altitude, and then the Return To Home program was initiated (RTH altitude = 30m).
This was not a good idea as I was under a lot of trees, I have pressed cancel but still it took some time to react and made 4 attempts to get to the required altitude.

Finally, it survived with 2 damaged propellers:


2019-7-3
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QQRUCH
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Flight distance : 319288 ft
Spain
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Hello!

For those situations, you have to configure:  when the RTH occurs "stay hover" option.

Always fly safe.
2019-7-3
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elberti
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QQRUCH Posted at 7-3 07:10
Hello!

For those situations, you have to configure:  when the RTH occurs "stay hover" option.

Yes, I am thinking this option yet in cases where you are loosing signal the hovering won't help much getting back to the waves
2019-7-3
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A J
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Glad it survived the crash
2019-7-3
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Montfrooij
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Netherlands
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I actually disabled RTH.
Rather fly back myself.
2019-7-5
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elberti
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A J Posted at 7-3 12:20
Glad it survived the crash

A J you are a real captain!
2019-7-5
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elberti
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Montfrooij Posted at 7-5 12:56
I actually disabled RTH.
Rather fly back myself.

good call; I guess there is no any formula as all cases are different. Imagine you have lost signal with disabled RTH; you are dying in the air
2019-7-5
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Montfrooij
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elberti Posted at 7-5 13:17
good call; I guess there is no any formula as all cases are different. Imagine you have lost signal with disabled RTH; you are dying in the air

I have the Mavic Pro.
They don't lose signal
(at least, that never happened to me)

What I was meaning is : I set my rth percentage very very low and make sure I fly back before that happens.
2019-7-5
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A J
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elberti Posted at 7-5 13:15
A J you are a real captain!

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