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Charliejspark
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Flying visual at about 200 mts out when suddenly phone packed up so no visual or stats - never happend before. Sods law says in wondering whats happened I lose sight of Sparky!  Flat panic.  Press RTH and Sparky whizzes back home.  I do so like my Spark and shall rememeber to check my phone battery as well as all the others!!
2018-10-21
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62+
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Flight distance : 750387 ft
South Africa
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Glad you got your spark back.
2018-10-21
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S-e-ven
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Thailand
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Nope, you did not nearly lost it.
You just experienced, how well the failsafe RTH function works.
And that it is MOST important, to have a HP set, before flying too far away!
Also the RTH -function would have gotten you the bird back automatic, after about 20 seconds of you phone stopped working.

This technics is working. As long the GPS is "green" and the compass is not failing.

Of course, nothing wrong with checking on phones battery before leaving the house ;-)

Happy flights!
2018-10-21
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Charliejspark
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S-e-ven Posted at 2018-10-21 09:52
Nope, you did not nearly lost it.
You just experienced, how well the failsafe RTH function works.
And that it is MOST important, to have a HP set, before flying too far away!


I am always really careful to make sure I have HP recognized before flying anywhere.
2018-10-21
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Alex B.
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Spain
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Yep, do the necessarily pre flight checks and you will be all good

Fly safely all
Alex
2018-10-21
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stuka75
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United States
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S-e-ven Posted at 2018-10-21 09:52
Nope, you did not nearly lost it.
You just experienced, how well the failsafe RTH function works.
And that it is MOST important, to have a HP set, before flying too far away!

While the phone was not working, the controller would have continued control of the drone as long as it was in range. Assuming it was in visual sight, you still could have flown it home without the phone connection.
2018-10-21
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Flighty
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Croatia
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for sure the RTH works very well when required,,,
2018-10-21
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WilfredSparkman 0
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United Kingdom
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Hahaha the trusty RTH!! I had a similar one in low light, lost sight of the little beauty and panicked as it was behaving strangely and drifting away in the dark towards a busy road around 200M away and at 70M height..... Smashed the RTH and it suddenly appeared above us¬! SO happy to have my little friend back it was a great feeling!!!!!!!
2018-10-22
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H. Arif - 6IX
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Canada
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Nice one, you stayed calm when you lost sight, I panicked the hell out of myself and didn't even get it back.
2018-10-22
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Tentoes
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United States
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FRIGHT!

Wasn't quite that far out when suddenly had no image and atti mode. PANIC! Only lasted a few seconds, but I brought it back FAST.
2018-10-22
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Charliejspark
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Tentoes Posted at 2018-10-22 06:23
FRIGHT!

Wasn't quite that far out when suddenly had no image and atti mode. PANIC! Only lasted a few seconds, but I brought it back FAST.

  I find even after lots of flying if something goes wrong  or is unexpected there is that sudden OMG whats happened!
2018-10-31
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S.J
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Nice experience...
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