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Losing GPS While on a Litchi Mission

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Helihover, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Helihover

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    So courious what would happen if the pilot lost GPS signal 1/2 way through this flight. Does anyone know what the craft does when it's on a Litchi mission, out of range, and loses GPS?

     
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    Loses GPS and out of range I believe defaults to Hover in place and then auto land there if battery hits critical low.
     
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    That's pretty dangerous if that's the case, considering no GPS = ATTI = drift with the slightest breeze while hovering.
     
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    True but what other option would there be? Without GPS it really doesn't know where home is so it's free flight until critically low battery then an auto-land.

    I'm not 100% sure that's what it does in that situation but I can't figure out anything else it would do.
     
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    No, I hear ya. Not sure which I would prefer... drifting into oblivion or auto landing in a tree/lake/den of lions.
     
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    I wish someone knew for sure. This is what scares me out of a mission that I know will loose signal.

    It has to just go into atti mode and drift......

    Has anyone lost gps while flying a phantom 4 or inspire? I have on another model I have (not DJI), was lil exhilarating:)
     
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    I've lost GPS flying P3 and yes it drifts (depending on wind).

    You might have good luck emailing Litchi and asking them directly at :
    support@flylitchi.com
     
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