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Alignment to fly down the center of a road, bridge, etc.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by TheWire, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. TheWire

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    I have been doing some filming of construction projects. For example on a 1000+ foot bridge, I wanted to get a low altitude video of flying down the 1000+ foot length. (Like at 2:12 on the attached video) However, I can rarely get the PV2+ aimed straight down the bridge and hence have to make course corrections during the flight to stay centered. I thought of using a waypoint on the ground station function to fly to the center of the other end. Does anyone have any other ideas on lining the Phantom up for shots like this?

     
  2. Meta4

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    Course lock?
     
  3. RoyVa

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    Looks like you did ok. You didn't hit a crane. If it's a streight shot then you can use course lock and then what ever direction you turn the camera the craft will still fly in a streight line and forward is always forward. If the bridge or road turns then you have to control it with slow easy stick movements. Course lock would still work good just have to handle the right stick properly to compensate.
     
    #3 RoyVa, Sep 9, 2015
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