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Fly aways solved....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HOG, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. HOG

    HOG

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    Well....not quite, but at least that got your attention!

    I came across this Uk company by chance on the internet, who seem to check solar storms before flying. Does anyone know if a solar storm might affect the Phantom's GPS system like this company are suggesting it does for their machine. If it is a factor, this is another thing to be wary of before throttling up...http://www.helipix.org/weather-and-sola ... 4561514330


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  2. marcus_canada

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    Solar storms may upset the attitude control of the GPS Satellites themselves, (In fact, any satellites) but the resultant errors on a ground based GPS receiver are ridiculously tiny.
    If it makes people feel warm and fuzzy inside by checking Solar activity first then it's all good. If I had a checklist long and verbose enough to include solar activity, it would be so long that I'd never have time left to fly :)
     
  3. HOG

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess this is sales talk then - trying to sell their services by making it all sound technically complex. The reality is simpler - quad goes up, camera takes pictures, comes down again. Easy. :)