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Is line of sight crucial? And RTH elevation question

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by peterepeat69, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. peterepeat69

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    Hi guys, I've read and seen many nightmare stories about losing radio contact behind trees, as a rule would you say that flying behind trees is dangerous ? Ie would you lose radio signal? Also at what elevation does RTH default at, the same elevation you are flying at? or can you preset this? Can't find any links on this question so I thought id plant this one here.


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  2. Branden

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    I wouldn't fly behind trees but above them should be fine. yes you can set rth altitude in your app
     
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  3. Erroll

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    I would strongly recommend that you download the Phantom 3 manual from the DJI web site, and read it thoroughly. Most of your questions, including some you haven't thought of yet, will be answered.

    To answer the questions above for now, yes, avoid flying behind any obstacle, including trees, until you are very familiar with the Phantom. You will most likely lose signal. Some waypoint apps will complete the current mission even if signal is lost, but you shouldn't be using them until you are really up to speed.

    Second question - yes, you can set the RTH altitude in the GO app.
     
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  4. Dacon Productions

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    The two most RF (radio Frequency) haters are metal and water. Trees have water inside...
     
  5. peterepeat69

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    Thanks well let's keep my new p3a in view at all times then


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  6. Meta4

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    You can get away with flying behind a leafy branch or two - more than that and you risk losing signal.