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Flying above water

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Yusuf Amod, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Yusuf Amod

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    Hi everyone. I just want to know how safe it is to fly over water. I was flying near a dam the other day and didn't want to risk it. Please check out the video and let me know what you think!



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  2. Meta4

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    It's about as dangerous as flying over solid ground ... except there are no trees or buildings to hit and no interference.
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  3. richwoodrocket

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    I think it's safer to fly over water than land. If it falls, you're not going to land on anybody and hurt them.


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  4. FantomFlier

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    You will be able to do great footage over Harties!

    Here's the South Coast:-

     
  5. Rommel

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    I live in NYC. Most of my flights are over the rivers. I'd rather just lose my investment rather than lose it plus add negative press to our hobby.

    Go for it, and enjoy :):)
     
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  6. jakeglik

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    like everyone said it doesnt matter, i had few drones, never felt confidant about any of them and didnt fly above water, with the phantom im not afraid i just trust it, and when on land i never fly above buildings or parks or people, always open places, so in case it crashes, i dont hurt anyone
     
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  7. fastfed

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    I too am scared to fly over water, ocean that is, but then again I fly over my lake all the time.

    It is safer over water, someone said here, whether its over land or water above 80 feet if the drone falls its more then likely going to be a total loss.

    The problem with the ocean at least for me, the wind, its much windier, I cannot see how anyone gets lower then 20mph average with 30mph gusts
     
  8. Freedom4

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    Where you at? I live in NY also. Sometimes I fly by the east river.
     
  9. Not A Speck Of Cereal

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    Water truly is the safest.
     
  10. glord727

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    I have only flew over land once for about 10min when I first got the P3P. The rest has been over water.
     
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    I'm hopefully going to take the P3 to Donegal in Eire next month and the beaches there are incredible, so fingers crossed I can get it on the plane!
     
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  12. P3 ADVANCED

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    unless its salt water. dippped one in the ocean for 5 minutes. toast. i would rather have hit land.
     
  13. Tenly

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    If you're nervous about flying over water, you can practice - and build your confidence - by flying over pools in your neighbourhood....
    :) j/k
     
  14. Wibble

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    Just beware of birds. They love water so don't fly too low. You never know when one will panic and take off.
    British seagulls in particular are huge and nasty. At 400' they never trouble me.
    All those white dots lol. They all seem to stay within about 100' of the ground or sea.
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  15. Wibble

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    One thing though. I normally fly over mountains so don't notice. Flying over water REALLY shows up the tilted horizon. I MUST get that fixed lol. docks.jpg
     
  16. Yusuf Amod

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    Theres definitely less worry of flying into anything or damaging property but are they problems in regards to the sensors being able to function?

    Thanks for the replies
     
  17. Yusuf Amod

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    Thanks.. Awesome video of the South Coast. Trying to take the drone wherever I go. Need a trip to CPT and then I've sort of done the big cities.
     
  18. FantomFlier

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    The only sensors which may be affected would be your VPS, and then only if you fly low over the water. Simply disable VPS and you will be good.
     
  19. Yusuf Amod

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    Yeah it gives you that endless feeling
     
  20. Yusuf Amod

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    Many thanks. Need to start pushing this thing