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Karma recall

Postby momoffduty » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:07 pm

A number of GoPro Karma drones die in flight. A recall from GoPro:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gopro- ... 2016-11-08

https://gopro.com/2016karmareturn
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Re: Karma recall

Postby Steve Grisetti » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:53 am

Uh oh. A chink in GoPro's armor...
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Re: Karma recall

Postby momoffduty » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:58 am

A minor set back for GoPro. At least they honor their product and willing to fix.
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Re: Karma recall

Postby sidd finch » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:16 am

There seems to be a lot of battery related issues from consumer products lately. I wonder if the race to miniaturize while expanding capacity is leading to some unforeseen issues.

I am sure GoPro will race to make the Christmas holiday season a success. But the recall was for so few copters I was thinking. Did they not make that many or is the issue very small but GoPro is fearful of another Samsung debacle.

Either way I hope that they sort it out.

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Re: Karma recall

Postby momoffduty » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:46 pm

Good point on the battery Sidd. Hey, your avatar has a karma???
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Re: Karma recall

Postby sidd finch » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:56 pm

lol, I am guessing I should change it until the recall is over and they are shipping again....

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Re: Karma recall

Postby sidd finch » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:35 pm

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/11/1359 ... yptr=yahoo

Several sources familiar with the design process for the Karma point to the placement of the camera and gimbal as one possible source of the issues. Most drones have the camera slung underneath to establish a solid center of gravity. By putting its camera way out front, GoPro’s Karma drone was faced with a far more difficult balancing act. Sources say early testing showed the front-heavy design led to greater vibration, and those forces can sometimes shake loose a detachable battery, leading to the kind of sudden power failure seen in Karma crash videos.




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