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Flying Indoors -- Possibly Losing Satellite

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by PaloAltoDoug, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. PaloAltoDoug

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    Someone suggested that it might be possible begin operating my Phantom 2 outdoors (confirming satellite communications, of course), then slowly fly into a building (through double-wide doors) and into a large space inside, and perhaps even go through another door and maintaining good control. Is this possible? I am wondering if by doing that, all the failsafe and control will be suddenly lost? For example, if my Phantom 2 is inside a building, doesn't it lose the ability to simply hover if I'm not moving the joysticks on the controller? How does all that work if no satellite? I would appreciate any advice on how this might be successfully done, or if I should avoid doing anything of the sort. Thanks!!
     
  2. aartsf

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    Indoors it might loose gps lock, however that does not mean you will loose all controle, as it will automatically switch to Att mode. This means i will drift with the wind/drafts for which you will have to compensate manually using the controle sticks. It will maintain altitude automaticaly/by itself though.
     
  3. PaloAltoDoug

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    Good to know. Thanks!
     
  4. ianwood

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    Do not fly GPS mode indoors. ATTI only.
     
  5. Meta4

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    If you want to do that - you definitely want to practice outdoors first.
    Flying in atti mode is a bit like driving on ice - the Phantom won't stop when you take your hands off the sticks.
     
  6. PaloAltoDoug

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    Thank you. I will most certainly practice outdoors.
     
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    Leave in ATTI. Keep away from walls and roof. Walls will create a vortex and cause instability. Roofs will cause the phantom to get sucked into the roof.

    Turn off RTH altitude in the phantom assist. Just incase a gps lock is found and RTH is triggered, it doesn't auto rise 20m and smack the roof.
     
  8. aartsf

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    Good point about turning off RTH indoors; thanks for that Mako