Hello Fellow Yuneec Pilot!
Join our free Yuneec community and remove this annoying banner!
Sign up

I've had a fly away and lost my drone

Joined
Dec 28, 2015
Messages
483
Reaction score
151
Age
77
Location
STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK
Yes I went back there again yesterday and tried a few other areas past the lake and couldn't find anything and I did look up in the canopy of trees and nothing at all. Now Yuneec are going to replace the drone I'm very tempted to do a fly by over these areas to see if it picks up on anything. TBH with you if I did find it I would return it to Yuneec as they've held there end and I've been brought up to be honest.
the GPS file is not always exact , at least from what i can see in my GPS files , the closer to ground level you fly the more era in GPS tracking is what i see . don't forget it's using a satellite overlay and it's free . my guess would be at he end of the track , left or right , i hope you find it then you will have two Q's .
 
  • Like
Reactions: Marky
Joined
Jun 1, 2016
Messages
42
Reaction score
14
Location
Rainham Essex England
the GPS file is not always exact , at least from what i can see in my GPS files , the closer to ground level you fly the more era in GPS tracking is what i see . don't forget it's using a satellite overlay and it's free . my guess would be at he end of the track , left or right , i hope you find it then you will have two Q's .
I agree in what you're saying as the GPS diagram finished over the lake but the two last second clips had past the lake, yesterday I headed in the direction the last image took but the ground is too dense, this is where I might try for a birds eye view on Friday permitting the weather. Ha but no I don't intend in keeping if I find it as I do believe in Karma and being honest to myself!!
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2015
Messages
483
Reaction score
151
Age
77
Location
STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK
I agree in what you're saying as the GPS diagram finished over the lake but the two last second clips had past the lake, yesterday I headed in the direction the last image took but the ground is too dense, this is where I might try for a birds eye view on Friday permitting the weather. Ha but no I don't intend in keeping if I find it as I do believe in Karma and being honest to myself!!
yes karma can be good , still i hope you find it just to see what happened and why . i have the same problem where i fly cat tails over 6 ft high and surrounded with trees , i fly at a RC air field and what people do when they lose a plane and cannot find it , is wait until fall and then get a search party together and hunt . some people install a GPS trackers on their quad ( cell phone to track the signal ) a little on the pricey side but they do work .
 
  • Like
Reactions: Marky
Joined
May 7, 2016
Messages
1,140
Reaction score
358
Age
74
Location
Gurdon, Ar
Your a good man Marky.. Fly safe. I had a QR350 that flew away in May 2015. I found it in Feb 2016 it had made a semi circular route to within 100 meters from where I was standing. I tried to get Walkera to replace it but it was like talking to a wall. So it was a total loss and not like Yuneec with their CS. Glad you are getting yours replaced.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Marky
Joined
Oct 2, 2016
Messages
13
Reaction score
1
Age
56
Hi all I spoke with Yuneec U.K yesterday and they've sent my Telemetry reports off for analysing they also told me they'll replace my drone so I'm popping over to them on Friday as I live not too far away. I'm over the moon as I was so worried that I'd just lost everything.
I am happy for you that you get an replacement. I was asked by Yuneec EU to send in the ST16 and then it will take at least 6-8 weeks. I asked them why they have different routines than UK and this is the answer I got:
"We are sorry to say but both companys have diffrent to handle service situations, please remind that you live in a diffrent country !"
So I have now packed my ST16 to send it to Germany.
 
Joined
Jun 1, 2016
Messages
42
Reaction score
14
Location
Rainham Essex England
I am happy for you that you get an replacement. I was asked by Yuneec EU to send in the ST16 and then it will take at least 6-8 weeks. I asked them why they have different routines than UK and this is the answer I got:
"We are sorry to say but both companys have diffrent to handle service situations, please remind that you live in a diffrent country !"
So I have now packed my ST16 to send it to Germany.
Oh wow that's not good I'm sorry to hear that. It's a shame they won't just take the Telemetry readings in an email and if they establish the fault is theirs then get you to send the controller. I'm sure that will be pricey to send?
 
Joined
Jan 20, 2016
Messages
224
Reaction score
63
Age
46
Did you look at the telemetry readings yourself? I had two or three successful flights on that day in the south west but when loading them in to dronelogbook one showed one **** of a flight, and on a single battery, must be a distance record....

Capture.JPG
 
Joined
Jan 20, 2016
Messages
224
Reaction score
63
Age
46
Apparently the max speed was 35mph yet its altitude was a mere 12,000 miles and it travelled 8,778 miles in 14 minutes and I thought it had just flown around a picnic spot.
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Location
Aston PA
Similar experience. Updated firmware on both Drone and controller. Being aware of "bugs" with update. I flew it at 2m initially due to fear. And rightfully so. Compass error flashed, drone went hard left and crashed end over end into softball field. Only lost a few props and damaged landing gear.
Repaired gear. Replaced props. Calibrated compass TWICE, just for shits and giggles. Haven't had a reoccurrence as of yet.
Be safe pilots!
 
Joined
Jun 1, 2016
Messages
42
Reaction score
14
Location
Rainham Essex England
Similar experience. Updated firmware on both Drone and controller. Being aware of "bugs" with update. I flew it at 2m initially due to fear. And rightfully so. Compass error flashed, drone went hard left and crashed end over end into softball field. Only lost a few props and damaged landing gear.
Repaired gear. Replaced props. Calibrated compass TWICE, just for shits and giggles. Haven't had a reoccurrence as of yet.
Be safe pilots!
I'm sorry to hear that, yeah it seems after my visit to Yuneec U.k yesterday they advise after any update to do a compass calibration which I'll be doing in future.
 
Joined
Apr 3, 2016
Messages
160
Reaction score
28
Location
Los Angeles
I'm gutted as the whole reason I purchased this was for my wedding which I'm going abroad in two weeks for. I'll contact Yuneec in the morning and hope they can help?

Where's the wedding? If ur in Southern CA Los Angeles area --maybe I can come help you out with mine?
 
Joined
Apr 3, 2016
Messages
160
Reaction score
28
Location
Los Angeles
LOL..Saint Lucia? As in .Saint Lucia Caribbean Islands? Yeah... That's a bit far from Los Angeles --as much as I'd love to jump on my Drone, fly over and help out.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Marky
Joined
Jan 20, 2016
Messages
224
Reaction score
63
Age
46
If you are covering the flight and hotel I'll help ;-)
 
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
17
Reaction score
4
Age
62
by the solar activity app for Oct 2 it was not the best day to fly from 12:00 to 21:00 hrs. [email protected]:00 , 2 @15:00, 5 @ 18:00 ,[email protected] 21:00 . i do't know if this will help but it could be why you had a fly away . after noon only a short window to fly . sorry about your mishap .

I had KP's of 4 and 5 with winds at 5 mph for both of my fly aways. It's not KP related. It's a glitch in the update from 9/1 and some of the compasses on some of the H's. I had my compass and GPS module replaced on the 1st crash and the repaired H crashed after 1 perfect flight. I've got my replacement H coming as I type.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2015
Messages
483
Reaction score
151
Age
77
Location
STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK
I had KP's of 4 and 5 with winds at 5 mph for both of my fly aways. It's not KP related. It's a glitch in the update from 9/1 and some of the compasses on some of the H's. I had my compass and GPS module replaced on the 1st crash and the repaired H crashed after 1 perfect flight. I've got my replacement H coming as I type.
the KP index @ 4 or 5 dose not mean you can't fly but if you fly out 1500' plus and out of line of sight you may just be pushing the envelop .
 

New Threads

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
20,304
Messages
235,180
Members
25,189
Latest member
Born.Wild