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First time flying over the Beach (water)

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DrewFlies, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. DrewFlies

    DrewFlies Guest

    Well I'm on my way to fly my Phantom 3 Pro over the beach. I can't describe how extremely nervous I'am as many people have had problems with flying their Phantom 3 over water. Wish me luck and any last minute advice will be greatly appreciated. I have over 50 flights now so I'm pretty confident. Calibrated everything. Checked batteries life. You name it, I probably did it.
     
  2. StevenQX

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    Why nervous? The only difference is the sound if it fall down...splash in the water, crash on the ground...
     
  3. Recce2

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    Good luck,
    I bit of nervousness is a good thing!
     
  4. Sammynels

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    Calm it down. Just fly it as u would anywhere else. It could be worse, it could be a 10K machine
     
  5. DrewFlies

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    lol I brought my swimming trunks just incase I have to search and rescue.
     
  6. NYRangers99

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    Yup, just fly as you would anywhere…if its gonna fall out of the sky, it doesn't matter if its over land or water, at least if your over water you wont see the destruction LOL….seriously, just fly normal, i fly over the beach for sunsets down in florida all the time…still get a little nervous myself but thats the risk we take flying to capture great photos…heres a shot I took a few weeks ago, still practicing with
    DJI_0059sunset 1.jpg
     
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    Do you need to turn off the bottom sensor to fly close over water? I've read that water throws off the sensor.


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  8. 2nd2non

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    Yes if you are going to fly close to water (ie. 10M), otherwise not.
     
  9. DrewFlies

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    It was very, very windy today and had me a little nervous. In my opinion the Phantom handled just fine. It was drifting off a bit even with GPS lock. But, for the most part it was stable.

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  10. Meta4

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    Nowhere near as many as have had problems in their backyard or anywhere that you get trees and buildings.
    No obstructions at all over water makes for easy, safe flying.
     
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  11. louforgiveno

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    Not true....if you have gps lock the vps system is not in use....and being outdoors chances are most likely that you will have SAT lock