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Low altitudes on waypoints?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by t2adze, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. t2adze

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    Is it possible somehow to go under the limit of altitude for using a waypoints? Bottom limit is 10 meters. I need 2.
    Can any 3rd party app do this?
     
  2. With The Birds

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    Im going to say probably yes with autopilot (autoflightlogic) and perhaps others but i havent tried it you woud be brave to try. Factor in the advertised positional accuracy of the phantom not to mention the height of your average person or other moving obstacles that may find their way into your mission and add your ability to set altitudes accurately, you have little margin for error.
     
  3. With The Birds

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    For the low sections your probably best to fly slow and be ready to climb out if needed.
     
  4. t2adze

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    True. But i need to shoot the video of phantom slowly going from point A to B. Without slight changes in the direction. So it will be focused on a persons face in the end and wont miss it.
    The location is a big field. So no obstacles.
    I also prefer to do it manually myself. But was just curious
     
  5. With The Birds

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    Sounds like waypounts would be overkill and potentially dangerous given it seems you intend to fly close to a person.
     
  6. RoyVa

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    That low to the ground be careful as the Phantom is not always correct at take off with proper altitude, can be that far off...
     
  7. t2adze

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    I see. Ok thank you all. Ill do it manually then
     
  8. Tim_alabim

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    I think you would be better off starting with the close up of the face, then fly away backwards, then reversing the video in post editing. Flying in for the close-up sounds dangerous.
     
  9. t2adze

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    But the person has to say something. Close up needs 2 be veeeery slow so i dont think that can be a problem.
     
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    This is all very confusing, whatever the brief is from what is revealed in your posts we have slow movement, workimg within two meters of the ground and the apparent need tp move the camera close to a human subject. A canera mounted on a hand held stabalised mount is likely the best choice here. You will get the benefit of audio capture of what needs ro be said also.
     
  11. Bill P3A

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    I too would like to do low altitude flight from waypoint to waypoint. I shot a video going through an old historic covered bridge that had recently been restored. I walked the P3A through the flight very slowly but on looking at the video it looked like I was looking through the eyes of a drunk person. would like to reshoot to get a straight line of flight.
     
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    What is the GPS reception like inside the covered bridge? You may have lock but at reduced number of satelites and reduced positional accuracy. If you use return to home you will notice in most instances where you land is off what the craft thinks is the home point, this gives you a feel of how far you can be out from the intended flight path in waypoint. Waypoints should be used with caution in close quarters, watch things closely and be prepared to take control.