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Tag Archives: Crash

DJI Matrice 300 Three Motor Crash

Dji Matrice 300 Crash

From the sounds of this post, a Matrice 300 augered in after receiving a couple of errors. The issue with many quadcopters is they are not designed to fly on three motors. We also don’t know the reliability of the motors being used. I’ve never seen any Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) data from manufacturers. In public safety, we need …

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Public Safety Agency COA Crash Shows Why You Can’t Trust UAS Telemetry

Public Safety Agency Coa Crash Shows Why You Can’t Trust Uas Telemetry

Over on ReportDroneAccident.com, I just received a report on a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced crash, and I had a chance to talk to the COA agency point of contact. The accident raises several issues for all pilots to consider to learn from the situation. Background A call came out on a sunny afternoon about people lost on a raft …

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Does Flying by the FAA Rules Even Matter?

The Short Changing Of Public Safety Drone Pilots And How You Got Screwed Over

I’ve been very frustrated lately by the promotion of non-compliant flights of drones that result in a perceived “success” story. If the FAA wanted to seriously go after pilots engaged in flight outside the regulations, the DJI Rescue Map would be a great place to start. I’m going to use this latest rescue on that map as an example. I …

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We Can Learn a Lot From This DJI Phantom Accident

We Can Learn A Lot From This Dji Phantom Accident

A December 2, 2020 accident in the UK neatly ties up many of the concerns I’ve been writing about over the past couple of years. I wish the US had a similar detailed accident examination process but the UK leads in this effort with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch. A DJI Phantom 4 RTK was being operated by a pilot …

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