lost plane

Hi Guys,

I'm new here.

 

Flew 6 successful missions with a little ST Models Discovery trainer in the past two days until my last one went terribly wrong and I lost my plane. Please help.

The plane followed the set commands as planned up until the last waypoint before returning home. At the last waypoint I lost GPS signal and shortly after lost telemetry.

My question is, where would the plane go once GPS is lost? I have no Idea where to look.

Some stats of the plane and the mission are.

ST models Dicovert trainer

APM 1

Mediatec GPS

Compass

5A external BEC

3600mah 11.1 V lipo

900mhz Xbee telemetry 

The mission was planned close to the shoreline with heavy fog being present and the plane having to fly in the fog belt. I never had the plane in sight during the mission. I have done this successfully previously.

Mission length was 5,3KM long which should not pose a problem for the battery. 

Please look at the attached log file to try and figure out where my plane went after losing GPS fix.

 I am suspecting the GPS went haywire because of water accumulating on it while flying in the fog belt.

Andreas

2012-05-26 15-07-20.txt

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  • Moderator

    You may have just learnt a very hard lesson about flying in weather.

    What were your fail safe settings?

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