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  1. raynist

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    i have had my phantom for about a month now and have made 68 flights. About half of them were in beginner mode. I have turned off beginner mode but still have limits set of 50m in height and 500 horizontal. According to my logs the max speed I have achieved is 23.5 mph and that was when I initiated a return to home.

    I am currently using all obstacle avoidance. Is 23.5 the max speed I can achieve in this mode, or are there other things I can turn off/change to get more speed? I probably don't need obstacle avoidance on when I am out in a big open field. Would that help the speed?

    Thanks!
    Ray
     
  2. msinger

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    Yes -- disabling obstacle avoidance will increase the speed. For the maximum possible speed, you'll need to fly in sport mode.
     
  3. raynist

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    Thanks for the reply!

    Can you turn on and off obstacle avoidance mid flight or should I land, turn off the drone and then make the change?
     
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    Yes.
     
  5. Erised

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    You can change mode in flight, if I am in s mode or atti and cruising fast I will decelerate befor switching in p mode, when you switch in fast flight to p mode the bird will decelerate hard to lower it's speed and to reduce stress loading on my craft I prefer to gradually decelerate prior to switching.