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2013 50 2017-7-31 12:48:05
Monochrome
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Flight distance : 1655
Poland
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Spark seems to be VERY sensitive to metal structures. I tried to take off about 20m from quite a big garage made out of metal and immediately got compass error. When I moved a bit further away from it everything was fine.
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2017-8-2 06:53:12
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CasanovaRecords
Beginner
Flight distance : 13555
United States
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I had the same issue last week.
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2017-8-2 07:28:17
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duncanmcknz
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Flight distance : 1272
United Kingdom
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The same thing happened to me this evening. Was flying in the same place that I have done several times, just finished taking a panoramic photo directly above my head, and then suddenly flew off in 1 direction without any sticks being touched. Only had my spark for a few days!

Have no idea how far it could have gone or how to find it. Uploaded flight logs to DJI cloud, DJI Diana please help!!
2017-8-3 13:58:59
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Belchski
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Flight distance : 17422
Canada
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DJI Diana Posted at 2017-8-2 00:09
Sorry for your loss, could you please provide me with your case number? I'd like to look into it and do my best to escalate it.

H Diana. CAS-848821-N5J8B3

Thanks.
2017-8-3 21:06:21
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DJI Diana
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Japan
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duncanmcknz Posted at 2017-8-3 13:58
The same thing happened to me this evening. Was flying in the same place that I have done several times, just finished taking a panoramic photo directly above my head, and then suddenly flew off in 1 direction without any sticks being touched. Only had my spark for a few days!

Have no idea how far it could have gone or how to find it. Uploaded flight logs to DJI cloud, DJI Diana please help!!

Sorry for your loss, please send an email with your DJI account email and the date this occurred to support.nl@dji.com, the Support will create a case for you.
2017-8-4 01:08:39
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DJI Diana
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Belchski Posted at 2017-8-3 21:06
H Diana. CAS-848821-N5J8B3

Thanks.

I've submitted a data analysis for this case, will have someone contact you once it is finished. Appreciate your patience.
2017-8-4 01:09:01
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Jive
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Flight distance : 6881
United States
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I'm closely watching the Spark flyaways, as I just purchased one a couple days ago.  One thing I will say, is that people calibrating their compass before every flight are just asking for trouble.  I have a Phantom 3 that I bought in December of last year, and as of today, I have 85 flights on it.  You know how many times I have calibrated the compass?  Twice, and that was during the initial setup.
2017-8-4 12:15:16
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Belchski
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Flight distance : 17422
Canada
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Jive Posted at 2017-8-4 12:15
I'm closely watching the Spark flyaways, as I just purchased one a couple days ago.  One thing I will say, is that people calibrating their compass before every flight are just asking for trouble.  I have a Phantom 3 that I bought in December of last year, and as of today, I have 85 flights on it.  You know how many times I have calibrated the compass?  Twice, and that was during the initial setup.

In my case I updated the firmware of the Spark and the RC and the app requested I calibrate. All my flights (14 that day) were fine.

Except the last one lol.
2017-8-4 13:40:15
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djiuser_EX5I2K3
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Australia
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Hi there, i have had 3 fly aways leading to a crash. Everything has been fine then all off a sudden my spark flys off uncontrollably and crashes. I have calibrated the compass at the location and there are no metal objects anywhere. I dont know what to do. I feel at this stage that i have wasted my money
2017-8-4 14:38:02
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djiuser_EX5I2K3
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Australia
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Hi there, i have had 3 fly aways leading to a crash. Everything has been fine then all off a sudden my spark flys off uncontrollably and crashes. I have calibrated the compass at the location and there are no metal objects anywhere. I dont know what to do. I feel at this stage that i have wasted my money
2017-8-4 14:40:11
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Kyokushin
Second Officer
Flight distance : 90336
Poland
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I think i know what is going on. I saw identical flyaway on FB.



First - reaching heigh limit
Second - Compas Error
Third - NFZ error
Fourht - ATTI mode forced

When a drone is hitting heigh limit something is crashing in f/w or app. Maybe not always, but it may be a trigger.
Another issue because of stupid NFZ idea.

In fact it was not fly away. Copter just switched to the ATTI and drifted by the wind.
Switching to ATTI may happen in due to compas interferences, lack of GPS or a bug. Its a daily situation, nothing extraordinary what could happen.

Bug is a theory, but also compas could be calibrated in magnetic field, and after flyig of magnetic field a compass may be just badly calibrated then may be turned off, what will result as switch to atti.

Another thing - stupid CE range limitation. Its really dangerous. People have no time to react after loosing GPS to take control over situation and return in atti.

DJI - you may try to replicate that issue. Everyone can make a test.
Set limit to safe altitude, for example 8 meters then hit it few times and try to trigger switching to atti.
2017-8-7 15:28:20
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