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Has anyone experienced this error? It has been happening mid flight. Haven't yet narrowed down on any triggers, but I think it might have something to do with high wind. I've also noticed that the video is split into two files when pulling off of the drone.
 

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Your last sentence suggests a possible intermittent power problem.

Any recent collisions or crashes?

Does the error occur during every flight?
 

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No and no. But has been popping up more frequently. Maybe it's been too cold as the temps have been getting lower.
 

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I have never experienced this in any of my fights in cold or warm temps. I’ve been flying my S2 since January.
 

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I have not seen that failure and have flown in high winds many times.
 

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I'd be surprised if falling temps were the cause of your problem as I assume you're no where near the 23F lower S2 operating limit.

Whether something is failing or there is a loose connection is a tough nut to crack when something is intermittent.

Maybe Skydio Help can offer some suggestions?
 
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I wouldn't say crash, but did have a rough landing on some gravel. I guess it could have possibly nocked something loose. Sample size is too small currently to pin point what's happening so I'll update as I get more info.

I only mention temp because it first happened on a cold morning with "high winds". Ambient air temp around 33F. With a wind chill, that could easily get to 23F. Watching the fog roll out.
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I maybe misinformed but I don't think wind chill pertains to inanimate objects.
 

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I maybe misinformed but I don't think wind chill pertains to inanimate objects.
Sure it does, if you're removing the air around anything radiating heat, it will feel colder. Just put a thermometer in front of a fan.

Again, just a hypothesis from what I've witnessed. I've watched videos of it flying in Alaska, so the operating temp, has a bit of wiggle room.
 

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Sure it does, if you're removing the air around anything radiating heat, it will feel colder. Just put a thermometer in front of a fan.

Again, just a hypothesis from what I've witnessed. I've watched videos of it flying in Alaska, so the operating temp, has a bit of wiggle room.
Seems like NOAA disagrees with you...
 

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Disagree but lets just leave it at that.... lets us know how you make out.
 

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I wouldn't say crash, but did have a rough landing on some gravel. I guess it could have possibly nocked something loose. Sample size is too small currently to pin point what's happening so I'll update as I get more info.

I only mention temp because it first happened on a cold morning with "high winds". Ambient air temp around 33F. With a wind chill, that could easily get to 23F. Watching the fog roll out.
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I don't know how the Skydio handles video, but in my other drones, video is always broken up into multiple contiguous files when I download the files. For the Parrot Anafi, the files are roughly 4 gb eah. For the Xiaomi Mi 4K, the files are roughly 2 gb in size.
 

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My experience is one large file, I haven’t looked in the settings to break them up.

I normally get one 12-13 GB file per flight.
 

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