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another missed opportunity

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by knuckles, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. knuckles

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    I went back to this location in a narrow canyon that is a bit sketchy drive along a dirt road high beside cliffs. This is my second time to try to attempt to fly at this spot. The first time was on a holiday and there were a lot of people around but I tried twice to start up my Phantom 2 to get GPS locks. It never could lock 7 sats but would go back and forth between 5-6. I didn't fly that day.
    I went back early this morning and there was no one there. I tried several different spots up and down this road. I could only lock max 6 sats. I then thought I would try ATTI mode. I thought that if I started up in ATTI it should show solid yellow lights when I was good to go. Unfortunately instead it was flashing yellow/red so I didn't fly.

    While I was waiting for sat locks I kept hearing some noises like rocks moving. I wondered what the heck it was since I was the only one in this narrow canyon. Accross from me on the cliff less than 100 yards away were three large big horn sheep. I watched them for a while navigating along the cliff. They didn't seem scared by me. It would have made a great video if only I could have started up.
    I'll share a picture of this place which is in a narrow canyon. I don't have a good picture of the big horn sheep since there's no zoom lens on a gopro from where I was standing.
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    Heading back from this location the wind picked up then it started raining so I didn't even get to fly after all that effort. I got to see Big Horn sheep though close climbing the cliff which was a first for me :cool:
     
  2. dutch

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    i'm very new to Atti mode myself, and after start up and seeing red/yellow flashes i investigated,
    and from what i saw i believe in Atti mode you get yellow, red red red. the number of red flashes
    will change with satellite lock count i believe. you may have been fine to fly in atti,
    worth looking into to verify.
    it would have been great to find those sheep!
     
  3. knuckles

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    From my understanding and the card attached to the controller solid yellow is ready to fly in non-GPS mode. The red flash was not ready to me. I need to read up more on starting in ATTI mode I guess

    This is what I saw climbing up the cliff, 3 of em
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  4. Meklinite

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    Beautiful location, I can see why you went to the effort, shame you were not able to fly.