3DR Solo – Incident – 2018-03-21

Drone Manufacturer: 3DR
Drone Model: Solo
Country: United States of America
Type: Incident
Date: 2018-03-21
Applies: Daytime
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.safecom.gov/safecom/18-1000
File Uploaded: None


Took off for initial flight, 21 satellites good connectivity between the aircraft and controller. Reached altitude, app 100ft battery began to drain extremely quickly. Landed, changed batteries, flew to altitude , checked battery and connectivity and everything looked good, flew approx. 300 ft from home and same situation happened. Extreme battery drain very quick. Landed, replaced battery, took off to altitude approx. 60 ft. attempted to perform basic maneuvers. Aircraft did not respond to controls, battery drained quickly again, gained control in fly manual mode after a bit. Landed aircraft.

Reported Cause

Loss of control and loss of power.