"Aircraft max power load reached. Decrease altitude and fly with caution. If this issue persists, land immediately (Code: 30168)"

Current Worldwide Frequency


Severity: Low Risk

   Low severity, impact on safety is likely not significant

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Drone Types

DJI Air 2S
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
DJI Mavic 3
DJI Mavic Air 2
DJI Mavic Mini
DJI Mini 2
DJI Mini 2 SE
DJI Mini 3
DJI Phantom 3 Standard

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Paul Hentschel
3 votes, posted 3 years ago
Motor Speed Errors my often come from damaged or wrong installed propellers. Sometimes even new propellers are not working even propper. The ESC is permanently checking the power to produce the actual Airstream of the 4 motors. If it is not sufficient enough to hold the drone in flight, the 30168 will show up in LOG. Try to replace the whole propeller set and install new ones.

I also had the problem while flying in low temp situation with high humidity (fog). Because of the wind-chill-effect on the fast moving propellers, they're freezing on thousands of little ice crystals. The Drone trys to increase the motor speed to compensate the flow drop of the propellers airstream ... if the freezing is too strong and even the motor itself is affected by the freezing, Motor Blocking errors also shows up on the Log (30165).

If the ESC can not compensate the insufficient Air Stream Power, the drone will stop motors and drop of the sky.
John Hersom
1 vote, posted 3 years ago
I get this error every single time I fly in Sport mode and have the throttle at 100% with full forward pitch. I just disregard or let off the throttle a little....it's never been a problem for me despite the warning in the app.
Posted 4 years ago
So does anyone know what this means? Just encountered it for the first time today. It was fairly windy, AND I had it in Sport mode (which I seldom do) ... maybe because of these two factors it was saying the motors were going as hard as they could? I was flying out into the wind (as one generally should).
Sean Chang
Posted 4 years ago
This is most common in Mavic Mini. Small motors. Can't clime.
iain kaleda
Posted 4 years ago
Had this error twice now, both on fairly calm days.
Tim Clarke
Posted one year ago
I got this error on a cold foggy day when surface temps were 34F and temps more than 50ft AGL must have been below freezing. I was getting icing on the props and wasn't getting enough lift so the motors were over driving and heating up. Hot to the touch when I got it back to the ground.
Posted one year ago
Lost my propeller because screw loose and get this caution and fall into jungle. Took one and half hour to find with Dji app find the drone.
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