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ACTIVE Tracking QUESTION (with video)

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Discussion' started by A-P, May 18, 2016.

  1. A-P

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    Have you noticed a green arrow pointing to either left or right when Active Tracking is engaged? What does that arrow mean or point to?!?

    You can see that in this video (from 2:05 to 2:17):

     
  2. r62ewa

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    I've seen that small green arrow during ActiveTrack before and it was pointing in the direction the Phantom was sensing an object which it tried to avoid, granted there was no object there but it was when on snow and there were dark patches in the area which I think confused it.
     
  3. Norval

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    In reality the green pointer is showing the direction the drone is trying to move in order to avoid an obstacle.
    In your video, the part on the water, there is no imminent object in your path, and it becomes active. The key word here is water! The reflection of the water patches and the sun makes the system a bit confused. Try the same exercise closer to mid day and with no water around, I believe it will behave differently. That's my 5 cents.


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    Thank you, you solved an issue I was having. The sun was tripping the object detection system. Was freaking me out.
     
  5. Chopstix Kid

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    I wonder if this is where a sonar based obstacle avoidance would perform better.
     
  6. Norval

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    It might, but don't know which one will use less power, thus giving a better flight time.


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