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How reliable is your LOS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Narrator, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Narrator

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    LOS can get tricky at times. ;)

    In the pic below, my Phantom is about 100m (300 ft) away from me.
    How close is it to the trees?

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    Often, when I look at my Phantom from such a distance, it's hard to tell how close it is to an obstacle. Then I look on my phone monitor and find it's much closer or much further than I think. Trees, sports ground light towers, wire fences and cages, goal posts, boundary fences, etc.

    Then yesterday, I flew into this. Blinded by the sunset, I had no idea how far or close it was. I had to switch S2 to homelock mode to bring it back.

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  2. PhantomFanatic

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    At first, I thought the photo of the tree was from your Phantom. Then I saw the tiny white thingy! That looks close, from that vantage point. But, it can be deceiving, as you point out. So, I fly above them! :)

    But, not the sun. I would need a very long extension cord and some rotors that work without air.

    Oh, I know the answer! Your Phantom is 100 meters away. Do I win? (Oh, 100 meters from you....)
     
  3. Narrator

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    lol...

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  4. Buckaye

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    I just recently got FPV.. And I still have problems "trusting" what I am seeing because on line of sight it looks very different from FPV.
     
  5. Happyflyer

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    Since my depth perception is bad, I will join you.
     
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    And actually depending on how the sun is shining I find the quad easier to see above the tree line too.
     
  7. Narrator

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    When I flew with the setting sun, it surprised me how much difference it made to perceptions.