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Can I follow my drone and control it from a car?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by elijahallen, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. elijahallen

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    We are in peak color up here in Michigan and I thought it would be cool to sit in the passenger seat and follow the drone down a covered colorful road. Will this mess with this work or will it go into fly home mode or do I just have to fly in manual mode?
     
  2. Damon

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    Its been done a time or two. Even watched a video on here with a long range run, I believe 10 miles. Ironically the end of flight was a pretty hard crash from complete battery drain.

    You can over ride the RTH if it occurs.
     
  3. derrickduff

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    I've done it, traveled about a mile and back no problem in GPS. As long as you're close enough to retain a good connection between the phantom and tx it won't initiate RTH. Keep in mind you're in a mostly metal box so the signal won't be as strong as normal.
     
  4. Meta4

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    Have you ever tried manual mode?
    I don't think that's what you want.
     
  5. SteveMann

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    Maybe you're thinking of this flight?
    It ended at ten miles because he had set the limits to ten miles and when it hit that limit, it landed.
     
  6. Fyod

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    You could reset home position multiple times to overcome any limit.
     
  7. seeuhome

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    I had my wife dry the car as I was flying....

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eWAUW4j4N0[/youtube]
     
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    The new DJI Vision App has a mode where the current location from your GPS enabled smartphone is sent to the phantom every 2 seconds as the new home point.
     
  9. un hombre

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    Yep, I will try this this weekend. I hope my love will be driving and me controlling the quad from the rear seat... :D