of course it's not because of KPI just find it hard to believe that the KP index was the reason my H + fell from the sky. When I have never had a DJI product just drop......
For me, Kp is to much hype! Just my opinion.Just out of interest, has there ever been a historical case, here or anywhere else, to anyone's knowledge, where a UAV just fell from the sky, and that turned out to be related to KP index ?
I am not the most experienced, but the 'dead drop' really doesn't sound like any symptom of geomagnetic interference / ionospheric scattering I have ever heard of. But I have read that the somewhat vaguely defined term 'other electronics' (referring to non-GPS components) can also be affected, but I haven't seen much that expounds upon what electronics, and how they might be affected ! So I'd be interested to hear if anyone has any further information on that too...
@Eagle's Eye VideoKP is a single factor to be considered... however in the last few days we have had numerous reports across several platforms and Yuneec products of unexplained anomalous behavior... during a corresponding period of high Kp-I readings.
Don't worry.... there is plenty of evidence if you search NOAA and other resources where high Kp and solar flares interfere with communication satellites and GPS satellites. Whether this phenomena has brought down a drone is not documented.I have no specific evidence to support anything... I'm simply noting a correlation in the timing of recent hardware issues with this phenomena... I'm definitely not trying to be Chicken Little... but at the same time, scientific analysis does not normally allow for coincidences either. Without previous ties to anomalies, it is likely unrelated.
I have no desire to spread misinformation... if folks feel it is that inaccurate, I'd be happy to delete the thread(s).
I agree with you. I have been flying and building heli since the 80s and MRs since before there was GPS available. The only thing a high KP index can do to a drone pilot is find out if they can fly manually. Like the guy that just hit the tower in NY last week. He was flying in a GPS mode among the tall buildings (idiot), lost GPS and the P4 drifted into the building and fell to the ground, almost hitting someone. Like many pilots today, he relied on GPS to fly for him while he just pointed the direction he wanted it to go.