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Old 06-29-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default HELP! My WALKERA qr350Pro went bad, then missing!

Hi, I've had a really sad day when I lost my Walkera QR 350 Pro, Gimbal, Ilook, with Devo-10 and RX-LCD 7 "display.

The first 2 flights today was successful take-offs and landings as normal. We flew pretty low taking pcitures.
The first trip I landed manually, the second trip I landed via GPS mode go home.
It had spent about 10-12 min of battery so far this day.

On the third trip it began to behave strangely and suddenly began to go against WEST / SOUTH WEST. It was as if the remote control gave minimal response (just strange!), and I really struggled to try to take it back.
When I realized I was about to lose all control, I put it in GO HOME mode. This gave no response.

The Walkera then went very fast WEST - WEST / SOUTH and rose higher and higher.
My co-pilot ran as fast as he could as he looked at the screen (wifi, rx-lcd)
It was not possible to see the drone, so the only thing he saw was the video signal.
The signal became weaker and weaker, but we recognize some of the area (camera was facing down)

We've been out searching for 6-7 hours in the hope of finding it, or pick up a video signal, but have not found anything.

I know none of you are psychic ... But does anyone know what could have happened? Has anyone had a similar experience? Are there any clues to what it might have done after we lost it?

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did you replace the battery between flights, if not, you may have drained the battery down to low, and lost operating voltage, low voltage.

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did you replace the battery between flights, if not, you may have drained the battery down to low, and lost operating voltage, low voltage.

Thanks for your answer Chellie

No we did not change the battery package, but we figured out that we should have 10-12 min left, plenty of time.

But when it left, it really accelerated, and the battery seems to have plenty of power left.
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Sorry for your loss, but this is just more ammunition for the FAA. As far as if other people are having this happen, go to youtube and search for quad flyaway. You'll only see the vids of the ones people retrieved, and there seems to be plenty of them.
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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Sorry for your loss, but this is just more ammunition for the FAA. As far as if other people are having this happen, go to youtube and search for quad flyaway. You'll only see the vids of the ones people retrieved, and there seems to be plenty of them.
Thanks Xmech. Yes, after this accident, I found a LOT of treads with "Fly aways". It seems a lot of drones goes mad and just runs off... woundering where...

If I ever finds it, or gets a new, a GPS tracker is a must!
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Probably should be a way to set it for loss of signal = go home.... since it has the go home mode.

Its sounding like something caused loss of communication between TX and RX and the quad went into one of its autopilot modes, just not the mode you wanted.
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