fly aways...

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  1. Rjd

    Rjdavis10 Member

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    that's my biggest fear. these drones can lose gps and poof..............off they go. and that's alot of money down the drain.
     
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    Never had a flyaway in all my years of flying quadcopters/drones... Using common sense does magic :) Always do preflight checks (KP index check, enough satelites, compass calibration)… don't fly near power lines, wind turbines, large metal constructions... And prepare your flight and always keep line of sight. In my opinion, a big part of all flyaways could be prevented. Not all, there are some that are the result of hardware/software.

    A did have a fair share of crashes... All my fault
     
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    thanks for the advice THA. But like I said I'm a newbee, what is a KP index check. never heard of that. I've done compass cali, but do I need to do that before every flight as well? Thanks in advance
     
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    Right how do you do KP index check ?
     
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    http://www.uavforecast.com/#/

    And there are many smart phone apps for apple and android. Just search the apple store or the google play store
     
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    KP Index is the level of measured solar activity(flares) That are "believed" to cause wifi and signal disruptions for many communication, electronics, radio operators and supposedly uav operators. There is no actual proof or study as of yet done on it's effects on drones, but It makes sense and cannot hurt to check the levels before you fly like JB52 mentioned!
     
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