The Warning Notice states.
The CAA has received six Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs) in the last three months affecting the DJI Matrice 210 series drone.
The reports have indicated that on each occasion the DJI M210 has malfunctioned resulting in rapid uncontrolled descent and consequent damage to the airframe upon impact with the ground.
Reports suggest the issue may lie with one of the airframe’s motors. We are working with the manufacturer and monitoring the situation.
Not 1st DJI M210 Drone safety warnings
A concern to some that this is not the only safety warning issued by the CAA on the DJI M210 drone.
In November 2018 the CAA issued safety Notice SN-2018/011.
What is the Issue?
The DJI M210 drone has become the go-to utility drone for many commercial operators and emergency services around the world.
Changeable payload system, extended flight times and ability to flying adverse weather conditions make the DJI M210 indispensable for day to day operations, so another safety warning from an airspace regulator is an unwelcome addition to the mix.
Flyers hope that DJI rectify the concerns raised before a world wide grounding is forced onto commercial operators.
Are you flying the DJI M210 Drone? what are your experiences? let us know via @ikopta on twitter.
Don’t get caught out by the new Airport NFZ in place from 13th March 2019. READ MORE HERE.