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Flying off Building roofs

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by Paul Dingman, May 24, 2015.

  1. Paul Dingman

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    Recently, I flew off the top of the 700' building. The home point was set and the flight went smoothly. I was wondering what would have happened if I had flown below the home point at 700' to an altitude of say 300' below. Would I lose control or would everything work fine?

    Your thoughts are appreciated.
    Paul
     
  2. Meta4

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    Everything would be fine and your altitude would read -300 ft.
    But you should beware of the potential for blanking out a significant part of the sky and losing satellites if you're flying close to a large building.
     
  3. Paul Dingman

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    Wow, I had not thought of that. I guess it would pay to pay attention to your satellite connections. I had 12 on the rooftop!
     
  4. Torcan

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    not to mention the bounce off from some tall buildings skewing GPS readings, I have had that happen with my auto GPS when driving through downtown canyons of tall buildings. I imagine the same thing could happen with the copter