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Can a p3 fly inside a metal tank. .?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DroneWorxUK, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. DroneWorxUK

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    I need to know if it's possible to fly a Dji p3 inside a very large metal tank. Pitfalls? Possible?

    Cheers in advance
     
  2. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Compass might go haywire. Wouldn't be the best of ideas.
     
  3. Jeff48920

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    Not if the tank is filled with beer DJI advises drinking the beer first.
    All kidding aside concerns would include
    1: compass
    2: competency of the pilot
    3: reflectivity of the surface.
     
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  4. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Could be an instant crash if it even allows you to take off which it probably won't let you. Is it for inspection? A pole cam would be best for that I'd say if it is.
     
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  5. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    I 2nd drinking all the beer before flying too!
     
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  6. Klipkop

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    Very weak Satellite signal inside (kind of a Faraday cage) and Atti mode needs a contrasted surface for the monochrome camera to work. You would probably need the beer after the crash...
     
  7. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Atti mode doesn't need the camera but the metal would drive the compass nuts and make flight very unstable.
     
  8. DroneWorxUK

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    So atti mode with everything damped down. Beer free tank.
     
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    USE PROP GUARDS!!!
     
  10. JohnK

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    Uhhh ... WHY? ;-)

    Only one way to find out!!
     
  11. Chuck Young

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    So I keep trying to fly indoors filled with metal and radio frequency interference everywhere. Every flight has been very erratic, fly's kind of OK for a bit then seems to suddenly shoot out of control. To even get off the ground I usually have to move the craft outside, get green banner and sneak it indoors before it knows what is going on. Tempted to tie a broomstick on it to keep it under control but I think the gyro controls would flip out. Be very very careful!
     
  12. DroneWorxUK

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    Ok so can the p3 fly with no compass calibration and no gps and no visual references, leaving it all entirely a manual exercise? Possible?
     
  13. DroneWorxUK

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    I have funding to go try it. If it doesn't work it means a broken p3 but that's ok.
     
  14. louforgiveno

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    Shouldn't the VPS system take control over compass and gps?
     
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    Let us know how it goes.
     
  16. DroneWorxUK

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    Can you get me funded to try experiments with drones. Ain't science wonderful
     
  18. DroneWorxUK

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    Got 10k to use on testing and R&D :) not so much science, more like big business.
     
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    Yes in ATTI mode it'll work fine.
     
  20. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Again if the compass is affected by all the metal you won't be able to control it. Calibrate the compass outside and hand launch with the p3 as far away from the metal as possible but I'd say as soon as she comes near the metal she'll go bat shut crazy. What exactly are you trying to do? I bet we'll come up with a much better idea