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Phantom 3 Follow me mode on the ground - works @ close distance?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Tong Zou, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Tong Zou

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    Hey guys, a new P3 user here. I'm using the Autopilot App and trying to get the Follow me feature working... except I haven't had any success. I set the altitude to 15m and the follow me distance to be also 15m because I want it to follow me as I walk around and the drone doesn't seem to be working well and just going by itself and falling down. I'm using an iPad Air to control it (data model w/GPS). All the videos I seen of the follow me feature has the operator at a substantial distance - driving a car etc? Has anyone got it to work with a close distance? Like following yourself walking around or something? Thanks!
     
  2. Sotiris Boutsis

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    Is your iPad GSM or WiFi only? If GSM do you have an activated GSM card in?
     
  3. Tong Zou

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    its GSM and no I don't have an activated card in. Is it necessary? I don't think the GPS needs the SIM card in there to be active...
     
  4. Oso

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    You are correct. It does not need to be activated to use the GPS. It just needs to be a cellular version iPad which you said in your initial post that you have. You are good from that perspective.
     
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    In the DJI go app it is a minimum of 10m.

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  6. Tong Zou

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    have you tried it at 10m before? did it work?
     
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    So I can't use my iPad Mini that is Wi-Fi only for this, but I CAN use my iPhone 6 or Note 4, both of which have 4G Cellular on right?
     
  8. barefootbeachcombing

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    Yes. That's correct (presuming that the phones have GPS as well).