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Flying under trees......?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Volkhard, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Volkhard

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    I am going to France next month, taking my P3P with me. One of the objects I am considering is the Canal-du-midi in the South. I can envision some nice shots possible. The canal has a lot of trees on its banks and sometimes the crowns of the trees meet, forming a living green tunel. I am sure, that would look nice, flying about 6' above the water along a strecth of the canal.

    I can see 2 issues here : flying iver water at vairly low altitude and the foliage coverage by some of the tree tops that might impede good GPS satellite reception.
    Both situations are new to me. Any thoughts, experiences and recommendations from the more seasoned pilots here?
     
  2. rrmccabe

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    Should be fine. Just be ready to fly manual or start in manual. Also think about your RTH height if you lose connectivity.

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  3. REBELimgs

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    Pretty much. You'll probably go into ATTI mode which shouldn't be a problem if you've gotten used to flying. RTH is the only thing I'd worry about but it shouldn't happen.
     
  4. izzydrone

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    Trees... As long as you are a good pilot you should be ok.... If you don't have at least a couple hundred flights I would be careful and take it easy around the trees... Trees have been my nemesis. And I love flying around them.
     
  5. Oso

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    I would love to see the video if you are able to get some. That is a beautiful area. It has lots of branches, so if you get close to them be mindful of how much the branches move. Sometimes it feels like P3s are tree food. The branches love to get sucked down into the props!