Vuas APP6 – Accident – 2018-08-21

Drone Manufacturer: Vuas
Drone Model: APP6
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2018-08-21
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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During the flight, the remotely piloted aircraft’s (RPA) compass malfunctioned and became unresponsive to control inputs. The RPA subsequently collided with a tree resulting in substantial damage.

Reported Cause

The engineering inspection revealed the power system on board the autopilot had a hardware fault resulting in a higher voltage being delivered to the compass module causing a magnetic field fluctuation.