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Litchi app GS/Waypoint question:

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DroningInNC, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. DroningInNC

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    I have been looking and can't find the exact answer i'm looking for. My question is, using Litchi GS/Waypoints and assuming unlimited battery life, could I (theoretically) fly to waypoints 20 miles away and have it come back to me without worrying about it? I did a waypoint flight around my neighborhood. Shortly after I took off, I lost connection. P3S continued mission successfully and returned to me and I thought that it was the greatest thing going. That got me thinking, could I fly to the next town and back or say, have it fly to a friends house far away?
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    Yes, that's correct. It doesn't RTH with signal loss. It continues its mission.

    However, flying to your friends house might be a little tricky. Once it gets there it will hover and wait for your command. And I believe it will hover until battery life gets low, then it will RTH. And if battery life gets critical, it will auto land.
     
  3. DroningInNC

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    all hypothetical but thanks for the reply

    :)
     
  4. JickMagger

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    Of course remember Litchi will forecast how long the flight will last, anything or 15 minutes or so makes me very nervous about battery life, especially if it's windy. I usually go 10 minutes max.

    But yeah, as long as battery and GPS stay good, the P3 will keep flying.
     
  5. JBG

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    FYI - Waypoint missions are limited to 10-12km

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  6. DroningInNC

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    although I was speaking hypothetically, that's still 7 1/2 miles
     
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    Also note that the first and last waypoint must not be further apart than 2000m. Me and a friend were planning a mission to map a shoreline and to follow the phantom by car, but we had to split it into a few sections and edit the clips together.
     
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    20 minutes and 4 miles is my standard. That's at 15mph and very light wind. Sometimes it returns with 50% battery but usually mid-30s, hasn't been lower yet.
     
  9. DroningInNC

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    ...and i'm assuming you lose all coms with your drone?