there was no other damage to camera or body.. i calibrated everything and it shows me ready to fly again, but since the propeller and screws was lost I cant fly yet. I have ordered a new one from Amazon, can know only after that.just a guess maybe propeller failed or screw loosened, can cause erratic flight behavior,
odd that a screw was missing, how much damage was sustained?
Nothing to lose by opening up a claim, but parrot support can be difficult to work with
Is it flyable if you replace props
where are you located?there was no other damage to camera or body.. i calibrated everything and it shows me ready to fly again, but since the propeller and screws was lost I cant fly yet. I have ordered a new one from Amazon, can know only after that.
I dont even know where to initiate the claim with Parrot! Any tips on that?
Also, the other propellers have small bruise marks, not cut, not crack, just small dents.. you think they would be flyable ?
Once I got to it I immediately noticed one of the front right propellers was gone, and I couldn't find it so I'm not sure if it lost that in the air or just threw it into the snow on landing upside down.
@IronSky1 Your idea of measuring the magnetic field strength or deviation with the compass level application is really interesting and I will try it and compare it with a handheld real compass for hiking (I didn’t know this app and used the sensor tests app that includes the magnetometer check on 3 axis).
The reasons of my doubts on relying on an app are the following :
- First, my phone has a protection that keeps it closed with a magnet embedded in the protection material. Those little magnets are also the root cause of the misleading information when you use the GPS app to guide you on a map, when you see your car moving in an awkward position (like a ‘crab’).
- Even when I remove this phone protection, I still have errors that may be induced by the magnetic fields emitted by the phone itself, the components, the battery...
- Applications do usually work not with only one sensor, but do combine many of them, such as the tilt sensors (gyros...) and accelerometer, along with the GPS to determine the direction of the magnetic field depending on where you are on earth.
In France for example, the magnetic field is not exactly normal to the surface of the ground, it plunges to the ground at approx 20°, as at the North Pole, the direction of the magnetic field is ... at 90° just below your feet.
The use of this combination of sensors and the attached algorithms are smart but difficult to evaluate, where the handheld compass only gives you the direction of the magnetic flow... whatever the situation.
I’ll try it !
@Test2000 ... I don’t know witch of the 2 propositions is the most accurate :
- the OP is a hero because he could land his drone in a controlled manner after the loss of a prop (congratulations for you to capture the image of the shadow of the Anafi with the missing prop !)
- The development team at Parrot that could produce an algorithm that lets the drone equilibrate dispite the loss of a prop and land without damage (in a snow-foam blanket)... is the real hero ;o)
All in all, they are still working on the magnetic perturbations algorithm as they mentioned in the dev forum... and it still needs fine tuning...
But it’s a tough subject (they expect to make it work indoors also and I’m very interested for inspection purposes, where I remarked the Anafi is superior to a Phntom 4 for example)