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Professional Flying in Antarctica Help

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by mitchyrates, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. mitchyrates

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    Hey,

    I might be taking a trip to Antarctica and was wondering if any one has had experience flying here and could give me some tips.

    I have heard of some eratic and random behavior from earlier model Phantoms.

    Is it too cold?
    does the gps work?
    do i have to fly in non gps mode?

    I am using a phantom 3 professional.
     
  2. RoyVa

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    GPS is from satellites orbiting the earth and they do work in the Antarctica. Big issue is to keep battery warm right up to time of flying and to be a good judge of wind in that area. 30 mph winds don't work well with a 23 mph quad goes with wind really fast but can't get it back. Good luck and be warm.
     
  3. N017RW

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    The magnetometer will be the weak link.

    They don't work well at the poles.
     
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  4. GaDrone

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    According to the DJI Phantom 3 Pro manual online. "The Phantom 3 Professional cannot operate within the polar region". It is on page 40.
     
  5. Zerone

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    If you're going on a sea trip you should be fine, as your not going to be within 1,000km of the south pole where some magnetic problems may occur.

    Here's a video of a Phantom 2 flying off the Antarctic coast.

     
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  6. mr.goodkat

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    amazing stuff
     
  7. gegetrane

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    Yes, excellent filming and flying.
     
  8. UnrealDrones

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    Wow, if you do choose to bring it, would love to see the footage you get! The Vimeo video above is amazing as well :)