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Mavic pro made a freefall to water in 1st flight
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https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_Xak2U_YqpbTFFlcXNHaWs1T1k

Above is the flight log. Within the first 4 minutes of the flight mavic pro made a free fall to water without hitting an obstacle.
It suddenly lost gps connection and got lost

I contacted dji asap. What should be next? Any advice on what went wrong?
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SkunkWerxs
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Berk 4 , You had 3 different logs, this is the only one I can get readable data from -- it shows
            you did not suffer GPS loss --- I can be wrong and maybe the is more data in the other files
            that I was unable to retrieve --- Besides DJI analyzing your records, BudWalker is very good at
            retrieving flight data info from the logs , he is on this form and may see your post and comment
            on what happen .


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hallmark007
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Loosing gps will not cause your AC to fall out of the sky, that sound more like a power failure but I can't open those files, go to http://www.phantomhelp.com/LogViewer/Upload/ and upload your log and then come back here and post link.
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Unfortunately those aren't the DAT files from the Mavic, which is what's most helpful to have to diagnose these problems.
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First two dat files are not from a flight. Its where i started engines at home without propellers to make sure everything is working after the updates. Third one is the actual flight which lasted 4 minutes.
When the drone started free fall both remote and the drone itself had%70 battery.
Also as you can see from the picture of the area where it made a freefall there are no obstacles no trees or powerlines. So it did not hit anything as well.
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I uploaded your 3rd flight log for you.
http://phantomhelp.com/logviewer/0OXYXH5KVZQOW6PBHWE2/
https://app.airdata.com/main?fli ... 16e98a1defedcef5567

Here is readable data from your uploaded .dat file

[["2017-05-15 13:24:46","","Strong Wireless Interference. Fly with caution."]]
[["2017-05-15 13:24:49","","Home Point Recorded. RTH Altitude:  30m."]]
[["2017-05-15 13:25:18","","Tap the screen lightly to focus."]],
[["2017-05-15 13:25:28","","Tap the screen lightly to focus."]],
[["2017-05-15 13:27:11","Too much high wind velocity","Too much high wind velocity. Fly with caution and ensure the aircraft remains in sight."]],
[["2017-05-15 13:28:40","","Weak signal. Adjust antenna and avoid signal block."],["2017-05-15 13:28:43","","Adjust antenna and avoid signal block."]],
[["2017-05-15 13:29:01","","Adjust antenna and avoid signal block."]]


What I am thinking is you might turn off props mid air by accident.


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is it a free fall or just a landing? may be a drone weapon was activated. in istanbul police stations have that and might have used.
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so it is your first flight and you are going out of your sight, over water and  wiith strong wind and weak signal? ok.
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UCBarkeeper Posted at 2017-5-15 23:24
so it is your first flight and you are going out of your sight, over water and  wiith strong wind and weak signal? ok.


These are not good but they would not make the Mavic dropped out of the sky, IMO.
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UCBarkeeper
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yeah not really my main point. whats about birds?
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Nees
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I think we will need to see the stick-movements from the playback. Can you provide those?
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laceyboy
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Also video feeding on your phone or tablet.
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Berk 4 Posted at 2017-5-15 22:08
First two dat files are not from a flight. Its where i started engines at home without propellers to make sure everything is working after the updates. Third one is the actual flight which lasted 4 minutes.
When the drone started free fall both remote and the drone itself had%70 battery.
Also as you can see from the picture of the area where it made a freefall there are no obstacles no trees or powerlines. So it did not hit anything as well.

Looking at your log apart from some signal issues, this just looks like another unexplained power cut and drop out of the sky.
There have been a few, I can't see that you did anything wrong, this will be down to dji to explain why and if the give you a warranty.
I wish you luck my friend and hope they look after you..
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Gentlemen,
Thank you for the feeback.  Few points:
A. It was at our sight at all times.
B. No birds were around at the time
C. This my third drone. So I consider my self as little experienced.
D. I did not turn off the proppellers but it disconnected suddenly

If you could let me know how i can get a remote playback i will also try to provide those
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Berk 4 Posted at 2017-5-16 02:33
Gentlemen,
Thank you for the feeback.  Few points:
A. It was at our sight at all times.

Laceyboy already uploaded your flight log and provided a link to it and the DAT file I was talking about would only be available if the Mavic were recovered, so other than doing a sync of your flight logs -- which I'm guessing DJI already asked for and you've already done -- I'm not sure there's anything else that can be done but wait to see what DJI says. Out of curiosity, though, can you enter your Mavic's serial number here and let us know what date is returned? In the meantime, good luck with your case and please let us know how it turns out.
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Berk 4 Posted at 2017-5-16 02:33
Gentlemen,
Thank you for the feeback.  Few points:
A. It was at our sight at all times.

Hi Berk
Use link below it will help you put up you flight from the app it will show all stick movements.

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... &fromuid=260008
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https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_Xak2U_YqpbTFFlcXNHaWs1T1k

Please find above the link for the latest stick movements and the video of the last minute of the drone.
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looks like device failure to me... I hope DJI can take the right action
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FROM YOUR SCREEN SHOT IT SHOWS YOU HAD ONLY BEEN FLYING FOR 3 MINUTES RIGHT? WHY WOULD THE BATTERY ALREADY BE AT 71%? DID YOU NOT FULLY CHARGE THEM FIRST?
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JDIXONMIA Posted at 2017-5-16 08:11
FROM YOUR SCREEN SHOT IT SHOWS YOU HAD ONLY BEEN FLYING FOR 3 MINUTES RIGHT? WHY WOULD THE BATTERY ALREADY BE AT 71%? DID YOU NOT FULLY CHARGE THEM FIRST?

Take off battery was 81%
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I recharged the both batteries to full & conducted an update on both remote and the drone.
I check everything without propellers to make sure everything was working.
These are the reasons of %81 at take off
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One more important comment:

The small man made island which was close to drone freefall has seagull repellers in order to provide comfort for tourists.
So bird crash theory is also out of question.
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laceyboy
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Do you have video feed clips your phone?
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Berk 4
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Nope . I only took three pictures
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Picture taken seconds before the free fall
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UCBarkeeper Posted at 2017-5-15 23:24
so it is your first flight and you are going out of your sight, over water and  wiith strong wind and weak signal? ok.

Although we should be able to trust that our Mavic's won't fall out of the sky, I go through a validation process with with my drones just to be safe. New Drone body? One low altitude test flight over empty land (preferably soft terrain). New battery? Two full test flights over land. New Props? Test flight over land. Yes the test flights aren't that interesting over an empty pasture but its worth it IMO, and its fun to fly around in sport mode and not worry about filming.

Good luck with your claim! Hope DJI does the right thing. Do you have refresh?
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So far they are still looking at the case and analyzing the logs. No suggestions for a solution yet.  I will post as soon as a solution is proposed.
It has been around 36 hours since the incident took place and reported
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Berk 4 Posted at 2017-5-16 13:43
So far they are still looking at the case and analyzing the logs. No suggestions for a solution yet.  I will post as soon as a solution is proposed.
It has been around 36 hours since the incident took place and reported

Had a look at your flight everything looks ok again no problems with stick movements or telemetry. I think it will be up to dji but I would hope they see it in favour of you, Good Luck.
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UCBarkeeper Posted at 2017-5-15 23:36
yeah not really my main point. whats about birds?

There are no birds around the man made Island where drone made a free fall. There are bird repellers placed there for the comfort of the tourists.
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Algan Posted at 2017-5-15 23:22
is it a free fall or just a landing? may be a drone weapon was activated. in istanbul police stations have that and might have used.

It was a freefall. It did not made a landing to the water.
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Dji offered an %100 discount coupon for a new mavick without a remote )
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