Mavic Air took a swim

Discussion in 'Mavic Air' started by Kev, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Kev Airman

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    Hi All,

    I had an unfortunate loss of GPS and switch to ATTI mode and my Mavic Air drifted into a bridge then into about a foot of water for less than two minutes.

    One of the propellers lost a tip but on first attempt the Mavic was able to briefly take off. Upon landing I noticed a vision sensing system error and that one of the motors twitched without input. While calibrating the vision system that same motor throttled up without user input. I put the drone away for the day.

    The next day the motor behavior is resolved, but the Mavic Air makes it's normal tones on start up and then beeps once, pause, beeps twice pause, then beeps three times. I'm unable to find what this sequence of beeps means online.

    The drone also no longer generates enough lift to take off as it did yesterday. Is this attributed to the damaged propeller? Sometimes the gimbal will slowly move up and down which seems to resolve with a restart.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. Camino Ken SNCO

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  3. Thunderdrones Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like one of your motors, probably #3 on the left rear got damaged. Thats why it might not be spooling up with as much thrust as the others.
     
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    Snot trying to sound snarky, but what makes you lean toward the number 3 (left rear) position on the AC?
    Is there something about that position that seems to be susceptible to issues?
     
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    Just guessing that its the #3 motor which would be the left rear.
     
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