3DR Solo – Incident – 2018-03-07

Drone Manufacturer: 3DR
Drone Model: Solo
Country: United States of America
Type: Incident
Date: 2018-03-07
Applies: Daytime
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.safecom.gov/safecom/18-0135
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UAV was armed using Tower and “gyro calibration“ error message displayed. With BLM National Aviation Office {NAO} pilot present arming and takeoff was attempted again, the aircraft launched and the motors continuously surged. The aircraft was unstable in the air and was landed. A compass and level calibration was completed, the aircraft was test flown by NAO pilot. After takeoff on test flight the symptoms were the same with “gyro calibration“ error occurring after takeoff.

Reported Cause

Loss of control.