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Controller not "controlling" the Mavic 2 pro
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fans44006578
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This has happened to me twice now in similar situations:
  
  
First time:
  
Battery was low - I was high above my landing spot - started to come down to prepare for landing.  
  
Once I was within 20 feet of my landing area - I let go of the controls so the drone would just hover
  
When I did - the drone would start to drift - like move to the right rapidly.  I would have to hold the controller button in the opposite direction to get the drone to stop moving.
  
  
I had little to no other control on the drone.  It wouldn't land, move, if I let go of the controller input it would start drifting away immediately.  
  
  
Luckily the battery was so low it started the landing procedure and landed.  
  
  
If I would have been over a pool, water, bad terrain, etc. it would have been a total loss.  
  
  
I will stated that I was close to a large metal building.  I have had no other issues with this drone - ever.  It flew great for the previous 20-25 minutes.  
  
  
I did the system update (this was about a month ago) and I did see (in update log) where the drone would become unresponsive under certain situations.  I think that is what happened to me.
  
  
Second time (yesterday)
  
Again, coming down from high altitude.
  
There was a metal building close by (not the same one).  
  
When about 10 feet up I did stop - and the drone was moving off without any controller input and the controller - for the most part unresponsive.  
  
  
Again I had to scramble on the controls to try and figure out what would keep it from moving.  
  
Luckily - again - it went into landing mode.  
  
Again, it could have been a bad situation if there was water / obstacles close by.  
  
  
Anyone have similar experiences?  I have probably 200 hours of experience on the mavic and probably 50 hours on this mavic 2.  Never had this happen on the mavic.  
  
  
Any insight would be great.

1-10 12:42
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fans44006578
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I almost think it has to do with holding the down input for an extended period of time - then letting go all of the sudden.  Just a guess.  
1-10 12:48
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Maxi3D
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I think you are fighting with the drone while it's trying to return to home due to the low battery.  
1-10 12:58
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flightlogicRV9
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Read up on Vortex Ring State also.... just so you are aware of that possibility.
1-10 19:02
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