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Flying near and under metal bridges

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cventu6, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. cventu6

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    Just curious if the signal would get all messed up and what the odds would be of a fly away if you were to fly near or under some big steel bridges?
     
  2. discv

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    I suspect you could have issues with lost Tx/Rx signal. That in turn might trigger Return To Home.

    But then the compass might be scrambled, and the GPS shielded by the metalwork.

    Doesn't sound too good to me :(
     
  3. tubino

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    I've flown close to large metal structures on many occasions. I'm not sure why, but I have seen the Phantom pulled toward the structure when just hovering, and the pull gets stronger the closer it gets. You need to be ready to compensate. That's the only problem I found.
     
  4. cosmonaut

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    I was at a local RC club and a train track was very close by and I was warned not to fly around the trestle not so much because of the train but some transmission lines running under the trestle. Someone had already crashed a drone due to getting to close.
    So I would imagine each bridge would have it's own set of issues.
     
  5. Nada1

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    100% correct, I have ran into this several times