We have been having some issues with the Map pilot Automatic contol and our matrice 100
We have been using the system for around 18 months relatively issue free.
A couple of weeks back on takeoff when just clear of the ground on a gusty day when we switched to Automatic control the craft got hit by a strong gust and was pushed into the ground damaging the camera. (probably more wind related than anything the app did).
After replacing the camera and waiting for better weather we tried again and all seemed normal within DJI Go for a test flight and all was normal within the App and the manual takeoff went well as in everything was looking and responding as per normal operation.
However as soon as we activated the flight plan (set it to Autocontrol) instead of lifting to height the drone appeared to head straight to the first waypoint without gaining height so consequently flew itself through some small scrub and in the process knocked the gps into one of the props cutting the cable.
We are currently waiting for a replacement GPS unit to arrive before further testing but are wondering if anyone may know what caused it to not go straight up as that's usually the first step under autocontrol (climb to mapping height then head off to the first waypoint). Is there some setting that we have inadvertently changed or some GPS error to be aware of?
The GPS position hold and home point setting seemed to work fine within DJI Go and the home point setting and craft location was showing correctly within the Mappilot App.