Different types of incidents, crashes with drones.
This page is not about the ethical side of drones but to list types of incidents, crashes, issues with drones to learn about it.
To show the positive side as the negative side of drones as well, we hope to contribute to a more realistic image of drones.
Public acceptance is key to the growth of drone services.
Therefore we need to create a safe environment for people, animals and objects, when flying with drones.
Before we can create a safe environment we need to know the risks and issues.
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Animals are unpredictable
Unknown what causes the crash….
Unknown what causes the crash…
brave to share a video like this.
It was shared on youtube so we all can learn from it.
Drone crash wedding.
Tarot 810 Hexrotor using a SuperX flight controller… having an issue where the model will get stuck in it's last position for a second before self-leveling. I was filming this flight to demonstrate this issue when I lost complete control and it flipped out of the air. The LIPO battery what was thrown out of the model was not being used for power. It was only on the model to provide the proper weight while trying to get this set-up correctly. Once set-up, I was going to use these two 6S batteries in parallel.
Possibly a flip of death.
A pilot that possibly descend his system to fast. A drone that dscend to quickly, getting in their own down draft that causes a 'flip of death' .
Imbalance possibly in combination of a lipo battery in bad condition and a drone that has to heavy payload could cause this incident.
Sometimes gear fails you.
Drone crash by GPS fail
So it's important to learn to fly without gps.
Ski federation bans drones after camera nearly hits racer
VIENNA — The international ski federation is banning camera drones from its World Cup races after one of the flying objects crashed and nearly hit Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher during a slalom in Italy. FIS will prohibit drones “as long as I am responsible …. because they are a bad thing for safety,” men’s race director Markus Waldner told The Associated Press on Wednesday, a day after the night’s race in Madonna di Campiglio. “It was huge luck that Marcel was not hurt,” Waldner said. “I am very angry.” The drone carrying a TV camera came down and shattered on the icy slope just behind Hirscher, a few seconds after the Olympic silver medalist started his second run. “I didn’t know what it was, but I felt something,” said Hirscher, who was unhurt and continued his run, finishing second behind Norwegian winner Henrik Kristoffersen. “I thought it was a course worker behind me, or a gate.” Course workers slip through the gates shortly after each skier to smoothen the snow surface for the next competitor. “I am very relieved that nothing happened,” Hirscher said. “You don’t want to think about what could have happened when 10 kilograms (22 pounds) are coming down 20 meters (65 feet). That would have been a very serious, bad injury. There are a lot of cool things nowadays. But you have to guarantee the safety – and that was just insane.” According to Waldner, FIS had agreed on the use of the drone at Tuesday’s slalom but the pilot wasn’t allowed to fly the camera directly over the race course. “He did not follow our instructions,” the race director said. “He had to fly outside of the race track and follow the racer from a 15-meter (50-foot) distance. Then there would have been a margin and nothing could have happened.” Drones have been used many times before at ski races. The ski federation said the new technology was aimed at enhancing the experience for TV viewers as it provides moving pictures from an overhead angle which regular cameras can’t shoot. FIS said legal restrictions in Italy for the use of drones at events are not as tight as in many other countries, such as Austria and Switzerland, where flying over a crowd has been banned. The company responsible for the camera drone, sports marketing agency Infront, said it was still examining the crash. “We are extremely relieved that apparently none was hurt,” Infront said in a statement. “At the same time, this incident is being taken very seriously and the circumstances leading to it are currently being examined. An update will be provided as soon as secured information is available.”
Commet from original post by Stefan Ekstam
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I planned to perform a short GPS controlled high altitude flight, going straight up, and then straight down again. When initating the descent, something did not work out as expected, and less than ten minutes later the hexacopter crashed because the failed descent attempts had drained the battery. Technical explanation to what actually happened: The GPS mode prioritized staying in place over descending. The winds were so strong that the engines had to work hard to keep the multirotor in place. When I told the multirotor to descend it basically said "I'm afraid I can't do that, because you told me to stay in this position, and if I slow down the motors to descend, I would also start moving sideways with the wind". The solution was to disengage the GPS mode. Important background information: This video depicts a very dangerous situation that could have ended up much worse than it actually did. I was very lucky not to cause any damage on the ground to either living beings or property. I am not proud of this particular flight, and my main reason for putting the video on YouTube is to inform others and hopefully help them avoid making the same mistake(s) I did. My arguments for performing a high altitude flight at all were as follows: - No airplanes in this area ever fly as low as I did in the video - There is generally not much air traffic in this area at all - I checked with flightradar24.com before flying - Military, police, and emergency flights are virtually non-existant in this area - The multirotor was supposed to go straight up and straight down again Knowing all of this, I still realize it was a mistake flying that high, especially on this particular occasion. The wind on the ground was not very strong, but higher up, the wind was so strong that the hexacopter had to struggle to stay in position. When I started descending, the hexacopter did not seem to respond to my command, and the only way to make it respond was to disconnect the GPS mode. It then started descending, but it also started moving away with the wind. Facts to be noted before commenting on the video:
I DO NOT PERFORM HIGH ALTITUDE FLIGHTS ANYMORE, NOR DO I FLY OVER POPULATED AREAS.
Hence, it is unnecessary to ask me to stop flying like I did in the video, since it definitely won't happen again anyway. The crash was a harsh wakeup call that totally made me rethink my attitude towards multirotor flying, and I realize now that high altitude flights and flights over populated areas are way too risky and dangerous.
THE MULTIROTOR DID NOT CAUSE ANY DAMAGE ON THE GROUND, TO EITHER PEOPLE, ANIMALS, OR PROPERTY.
Having said this, I am fully aware that something disastrous could have happened, and there is no need to keep reminding me about that fact.
I WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE MULTIROTOR WOULD AUTOMATICALLY PERFORM A CONTROLLED LANDING IF THE BATTERY LEVEL REACHED ITS SPECIFIED MINIMUM.
After reading the documentation, I felt reassured knowing that I had specified two battery level limits, where the second (lowest) limit, if reached, would initiate a forced automatic landing. Apparently this never happened, so this was either a misunderstanding on my behalf, or unclear documentation, or a combination of both. Also, I do not live in the US, so the FAA will probably not be too interested in this flight. My advice to any and all multirotor flyers out there: Never ever take any unnecessary risks. It is never worth it. I got away with it this time, but I could as well have ended up hurting or even killing someone on the ground.
Frame: DJI F550
- Gyro: DJI Naza v2 with GPS
- Gimbal: DJI Zenmuse H3-2D
- Camera: GoPro Hero3, Black Edition
- Radio: Futaba T14SG with receiver R7008SB
- Battery: Li-Po 4S (14.8V), 6200 mAh
- Motors: Stock F550 (DJI 2212/920)
- Esc: Stock F550 (DJI ESC 30 amps OPTO)
- Propellers: Stock DJI 10"
Comment from original post by NeverMindYourOwn
Gepubliceerd op 10 nov. 2016
This flight was for showing my son and a friend how it is to fly the Phantom 4. I did not intend to publish it. Out of habit I recorded the screen and the Phantom camera. We headed for a huge ship in the distance. Just like in the previous flight where I filmed the seals, everything was going really well. But on the way back we had a very strong head wind... and I was running out of battery! Ouch!!!
Equipment used: * Phantom 4 (buy your own Phantom/Mavic here: and support my channel * HDMI module * ITE DBS02 antenna; but I upgraded to fpvlr.com now * Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 * Fatshark Dominator V3 goggles * ADV screen recorder * Gopro Hero 2 and 3
<To safe battery he might better fly low instead of high because of the wind>