So I was super excited to take the DJI Mavic Pro out for a mapping mission yesterday. I had done a small test flight around my home and everything seemed to go okay.
Once I get out there and start flying, there was a recurring error.
The drone would take off, get to the required height(400 Feet). And take off to its first waypoint. Then, right after heading to this waypoint; the controller would start flashing "SYS ERROR, CHECK APP".
After this, I would have to land the drone, reupload the mission and start again and things would go fine for a couple of passes. Then this would happen again. What should have been a 3-4 hour ordeal eventually turned into 5 hours and I only got 1/3 of the area completed.
Needless to say, after paying $10 for the premium version of the app; I was super disappointed. I didn't want to have to pay $150 for a month of Drone Deploy, but I guess that is what I will have to do to get the task completed. I couldn't find anywhere online what this error could mean or how to fix it. I would think that there could be a way to resume the mission after the drone regains GPS lock, but it doesn't seem like this is a possibility.
As far as fixes. I feel like I tried everything.
Drone In Sport/Normal Mode
Varying Heights, from 300-700 Feet
Other than this annoying issue. I love the app, but it simply won't work for larger missions. If there is a fix. Please let me know.
DJI Mavic Pro
iPhone 8 (No Other Apps Running At All)