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Just posted my follow-me test run

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Phantom Dr1, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Phantom Dr1

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    Just posted my follow-me test run. Wanted to understand the capabilities of the follow-me feature so I can plan accordingly for actual shoots. Any feedback is greatly appreciated

     
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  2. PilotHarry

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    Very cool video!!! It shows the capabilities (and lack thereof) of follow me mode. I would DEFINITELY not want to do this near any obstacles!
     
  3. DroneRookie

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    It looks like you were below the top of the light poles. Maybe just perspective throwing me off? If not, we're you pretty confident in avoiding them?
     
  4. Phantom Dr1

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    Thanks. I wanted to be sure of the limitations and capabilities before I use it in the real situation. I definitely wouldn't trust it in any situation where the movement is fast and there are misc obstacles like trees or telephone poles
     
  5. Phantom Dr1

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    Yeah I chose to Metra train parking lot on a Sunday cause I knew it would be empty. Plus the light poles in the parking lot are shorter and are straight vertical. When I set the follow-me distances I set the P3P at a height where it would fly over all the light poles so that was not a concern. Also in that general area that I was driving there were only two light poles to avoid