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Anafi drops off the sky into the sea

Astender

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As usual, I raised the Anafi vertically up to 100m to check how stable it was with the wind, constant blowing from the east. UAV said 15mph with 18mph gust winds. As I do in every flight, I lower the camera 45 and spin 360 degre6e. Then I fly horizontally. I was about 100m high still, 200m way from me over water. At 37% battery I decided to bring it back hitting the big round home button. Suddenly, it dropped off onto the sea. I am very upset.

It is a lagoon, so I try finding it, diving with a Go Pro but no luck.

The night before I had updated controller and drone. Calibrated the drone. Charged batteries. Pre-flight checked UAV and it was all green, good to fly. No WiFi in the middle of nowhere, a lagoon in Crete. Half dozen seagulls distracted by tourists, no birds were near the Anafi.

It just dropped.

I wish I had done something wrong so at least I could explain it, but I can't. I am desolated, many nice places to see, but no Anafi.

Conclusion: either my Anafi was faulty or all Anafi drones are unreliable.
 

StIwY

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Sorry for your loss, that's awful. But i think you have high chances to have another Anafi for free by Parrot, because seems like an hw/sw failure, not an human mistake. Have you contacted Parrot yet ?
 

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