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Buyer beware on DJI drones. (Watched my money fly away)
on June 23, 2016
Ordered and received this item in August of 2015. Since that time I had flown it approximately 30-40 times. Loved it at first. Bought prop guards, extra props, batteries, motors and go pro. Loved this thing, until yesterday. My phantom had been loaded with all the latest software and calibrated before every flight. Yesterday was no different. The phantom indicated it had all gps signals locked. I took off and hovered for about 20 seconds as I always do to ensure the home lock is set. I took off straight up and as the phantom began to turn right, it developed a mind of its own. I completely took hands off the remote and it continued on its path. I switched to home lock mode and it would not return. I had absolutely no control over the drone at all. I even tried turning off the remote, but the home function would not work. The worst part is my kids got to watch this happen and they loved that thing. After a full day and night of searching, it is gone. Having read a lot more posts now, it almost seems these have a design flaw to do just this sort of thing after so many flights. It sucks watching your money fly away with no recourse. I would have contacted DJI, but based on reviews, their customer service is terrible. Hopefully Amazon can make this right for me.