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Flying V2+ inside a large building?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by clipshot62, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. clipshot62

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    Had a request from a client to fly inside a warehouse - 30-40' ceilings (Yikes)
    Told him no way - but after I thought about it - is there a safe way to do this?

    Currently hv over 85 flts (only 3 crashes in the beginning due to prop guards) so comfort level with the bird is growing.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Dirty Bird

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    30-40' ceilings...ATTI mode...shouldn't be a problem if you are smooth on the controls.
     
  3. clipshot62

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    Thanks - may give it a go - will it hover w/o satelites? - im currently flying in Naza-m mode anyway
     
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    It should hover fairly stable indoors with no breezes with which to contend.
     
  5. clipshot62

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    Thanks s much for your help - this forum is great
     
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    I would not do it. Tried it in our gymnasium 30' tall and in Atti mode it just keeps moving the same way and the only thing to stop it is thrust in the opposite direction. Extremely light movements is the only way to get it done IMO. You will be so stressed to fly it, you will not be able to pay attention to the video. Remember objects in motion tend to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force. Those suckers drift and drift until BAM! you hit the wall.
     
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    I flew mine inside the warehouse once. 25,000 square feet, 35' ceiling, mostly open above 12'. Heed Bountyhunter's advice on being vigilent. You do have to be careful and slow, smooth, and steady on the sticks.
     
  8. clipshot62

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    Will def take this one slow indeed... (if at all) thanks
     
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    Practice ATTI mode outside in a wide open area - try for a day with no wind.
     
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    Yes be very aware of atti mode flight characteristics. Heed the advice of practicing outside fairly extensively first.
     
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    Before considering it, I suggest you try flying in ATTI mode in an open space. You need to practice the extra smooth movements and always expect the drift. Try to perform some tight maneuvers as if there were obstacles or you wanted to stop and take a photo while in ATTI mode. Height isn't much of an issue, 30' is plenty.

    I've flown a few times in (my) warehouses (and my apartment) for practice. It's pretty challenging for me and I wouldn't do it for a client. Then again, I've seen my DJI dealer test fly mine inside his cramped store and for him it was as easy as a walk in the park.
     
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    Put on a prop guard to fly indoor, it will be much safer !!
     
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    Watch out for suction into the walls, due to Venturi. Once you're copter gets drawn in, there's no escape, it will flip and slide all the way down. Ceilings also tend to have a suction effect when you get too close. Keep your distance. And extend your sticks to give you a lighter touch.