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  1. dspear237

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    After a week of being grounded due to high winds, I was finally able to take the Phantom 4 out to my favorite spot in the desert (west of El Paso, Texas) for a proper test flight. I was especially eager to try out the Active Track feature in an area with very few tall objects/obstructions. I was rather pleased that the P4 performed like a champ.

     
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  2. Ramphex

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    Looks good man. Were you in that vehicle as you were active tracking it?

    One cool thing I like doing while active tracking is going left or right to rotate around the object getting a 360 view of it. Active track feature is on point!
     
  3. eaglegoaltender

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    Great to hear - so that was "active track" following your Jeep? Pretty wild!

    What a great spot to fly - and work on perfecting same. Nothing like that where I live that's so wide open (other than Lake Ontario - lol).

    Very nice job - keep on flying and filming safely.
     
  4. dspear237

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    Yep, I was driving; had the RC in the passenger seat.
     
  5. dspear237

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    Yep. I started out at a pretty low speed and gradually increased when I was sure the P4 could keep up. I wasn't much of a fan of the desert growing up, but ever since I started flying it's become the best place to go and just get away. :D
     
  6. Hawkeye1970

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    Just took my 4 out today flew it in P mode and all flights were flawless except one. This was my first flight and the only problem is that I became disconnected for a few seconds and the drone took off climbing like hell. I hit the return home button and home she came.
    My question as a newbee, what should you do when the connection fails? I was a bit apprehensive as this was our first day with the 4 and we did move to a slight closer to the housing complexes here in Vegas on our second rounds of flights.
    Just would like to know what works best if this happens again.
    Thanks all!


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  7. dspear237

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    Just make sure to enable the option to RTH in the DJI Go app if you lose connection between the RC and the aircraft. I set my maximum altitude at 200ft and my maximum distance at 500ft...always keeping visual LOS. I rarely fly much further than that.