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POI Question

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DJi Newbie, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. DJi Newbie

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    Hi guys iv'e read that if I lose signal when POI is active my bird will keep rotating to the point of critical battery and land in place, is this true? I want to do a POI shot of a cool water tower 2KM away from my house but i won't if there's any chance my Phantom will land 2KM away.
     
  2. bobmyers

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    That's been reported-- but I would want to test that by being close to that tower, when I tried it.
     
  3. bbfpv

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    It's true.
     
  4. bobmyers

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    Has someone posted that experience?o_O
     
  5. bbfpv

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    Yes, it's all over RCG. Blade Strike confirmed it.
     
  6. happydays

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    If you want to fly 2km away you'll have no problems. I did a lighthouse 1.5km away last week, did a few POI rotations, loads of different flyovers, pans etc and still had time to come back with over 20% battery left. Flight time was 17 minutes. It took two minutes to get out there. Here's the clip.

     
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  7. bobmyers

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    Thanks for the info--wont have to test it :D:D
     
  8. DJi Newbie

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    I'll never fly without a failsafe.
     
  9. pbrain

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    Shouldn't you be flying 'in line of sight' rather than 2km away?
     
  10. DJi Newbie

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    It's LOS if I can see the tower haha.
     
  11. happydays

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    line of sight means line of sight. The moon is line of sight. A fly on a tree 2 miles away that is in unobstructed view is line of sight.You don't have to be able to see it for it to be line of sight.
     
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    Not that it matters for non commercial flying but the FAA states VISUAL line of sight. Line of sight is just a short way of putting this.
     
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    Spectacular...
     
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    Only if you live in FAA controlled territory.