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Feature request: set minimum height for return-to-home

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by InterMurph, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. InterMurph

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    After more than two months of flying my P2V+, I had a disaster yesterday.

    I was in a salt marsh, flying about 1,000 feet away. I decided to fly it around a small island. Once I flew it behind the island, it lost the control signal, and initiated the return-to-home procedure.

    Because I was flying about 20 feet off the ground, it rose to 60 feet and headed home. Unfortunately:

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z8O5i1ajLM[/youtube]

    The trees on the island were more than 60 feet tall, and my drone crashed. I was able to retrieve it with a bow & arrow, fishing line, rope, and some shaking, and it's flying again.

    This was my fault; as soon as I flew it around the island, I realized what would happen, but that realization came too late.

    But it would be really nice if the Phantom 2 Assistant software allowed us to set the minimum height for return-to-home. I would probably set it for 200 feet, which would have avoided this near-catastrophe.
     
  2. z10m

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    You can set your RTH point at any altitude you want by flipping S2 5 times.
    You were very lucky that it stayed on the tree.
    Whats the damage if any.?
     
  3. InterMurph

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    Setting the return-to-home point solves some problems, but not others. Specifically, there are only two dry points within a quarter mile of here; my takeoff point, and this island.

    The drone is fine; a few scratches, but no damage.
     
  4. npalen

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    I'm able to reset the home point horizontally but not vertically. Running 3.04.