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  1. Khyber

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    Phantom 4 arrived today from Apple. Love the new packaging. Updated the firmware via the app and went for a test flight.

    Obstacle avoidance works. I thought the obstacle avoidance might be very intrusive, but it's not. I was able to go through an opening between two trees, no issue. Took it near the house, and it stopped 3-4 feet away from the house. It works almost like a parking sensor in a car. Gives a displayed measurement of how far away a potential obstacle is. The measurement however is inaccurate by 10ft or so, but it still manages to stop.

    Did two flights, battery lasted for roughly 26-28min.

    Will try "active-track" tomorrow. What I have read so far it won't adjust in elevation. Will try to find an open space to try this out.

    Another observation was the noise. Phantom 4 seems way quieter overall compared to its older brothers or maybe its just me.
     

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  2. Aussie James P4

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    Nice Khyber - I'm expecting mine in a week, coming from China to Sydney.

    Going to be a steep learning curve ! / Jim
     
  3. richardseguro

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    Cool...mine is at Cincinnati DHL Hub awaiting its transfer to Puerto Rico. Should arrive soon...fingers crossed!
     
  4. Khyber

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    Yeah, I watched my fly across country via FedEx, mine came from Tennessee.