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Flying through tunnel

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by D4T_PoM, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. D4T_PoM

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    Hi guys,

    What mode shall I keep my P3 on when flying through a tunnel?

    Me with it, say either underneath/behind it while flying through a tunnel.

    P-GPS Mode or Atti mode?

    I know its a bit of a silly question, just curious.

    Also thinking of purchasing an Inspire 1, however I'm 2 minded as to weither I should buy it, have been hearing alot of dreadful things about it.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. damitjim01

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    Unlikely you'll have GPS in the tunnel and it'll jump over to ATTI on its own.
     
  3. D4T_PoM

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    I know I won't have GPS as you lose mobile network in the tunnel.

    So if I'm with the P3 in the tunnel it wont try and auto RTH would it?


    Thanks
     
  4. damitjim01

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    RTH shouldn't initiate unless it loses contact with the RC or you initiate it manually.
     
  5. REBELimgs

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    How long is this tunnel? What does your mobile network have to do with anything?
     
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    What is the point of having a drone in a tunnel? Can't you get the same footage with a vehicle mounted camera?
     
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    So what is this tunnel? I am curious now.

    I have been tempted to fly into tunnels and mines where I fly but I am not good enough yet and stay a pretty good distance away from them at this point. Most the time I am hundreds and sometimes thousands of feet away and am concerned about losing signal and what the P3 might do in autonomous robot mode.
     
  8. D4T_PoM

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    Its just a normal tunnel/underpass lol
     
  9. REBELimgs

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    Go for it then.
     
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    Wait till you get your Inspire. Which tunnel isis by the way?

    Blackwall, Greenwich, Channel tunnel?
     
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    Place your phantom on the roof and drive... At least you will be 99% safe. I would not risk it for less than a 1000 bucks
     
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  12. D4T_PoM

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    Greenwich, seems like you know your tunnels lol
     
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  13. D4T_PoM

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    @Matty

    The palms of my hands are itching to get the Inspire 1 and every time I see a picture or video I get excited (I know, its a gadget thing lol) but reading the Inspire Pilots forum it seems as though they are a lot more glitchy and buggy compared to the Phantom's, (touch wood) I havent had any issues with my P3.

    Oh oh forgot to mention I did graze one of the propellers while trying to land on my P3 carry case at a park :p
     
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    If you're worried about RTH in the tunnel you can select "hover" in the new fail safe settings. Just make sure you change it back afterwards.
     
  15. D4T_PoM

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    Thanks for the info
     
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    I've heard women like a man who knows his tunnels and hers
     
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  17. D4T_PoM

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    :p
     
  18. penguinmaster

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    i would advise setting your return to home hight to liketen feet and have thee return to home point just outside the tunnel and that should do it,also set it to atti before so it wont get confused when it abrubtly loses gps.normally it has a diminishing gps before it changes.just a thought man good luck
     
  19. D4T_PoM

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    Thank you sir
     
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    Is that available in the new 'Go' app? If so, can you advise, please, where I can find it? I have just installed the app and my bird is force landing with more than 30% battery left, which can't be right. I installed the app a couple of hours ago and have searched for the failsafe settings but have so far been unable to find them.
     
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