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Powerlines - How far away is ok?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by kymedic121, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. kymedic121

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    I have power lines coming across my front yard but I am wanting to take off and land from the backyard and fly over my big agriculture field behind the house. I will not be flying toward the lines. The power line is a good 35-40' from where I want to take off and land. Would this be ok, or run the risk of being to close due to interference? Any advice would be a appreciated.
     
  2. itsaz

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    While you don't say what kind of power lines, you should be OK.
    I have a huge transmission line that runs the entire length of my northern property line. The towers are 100ft tall and are spaced 1000ft apart. I have no idea what kind of power they are carrying, but you can hear them hum. :shock:
    I have flown under and over them with no problems. Just don't get too close! I can just imagine what would happen if I put 100,000 people in the dark. "Drone? Yeah, I saw one flying around here the other day, but I don't know where it came from!"
     
  3. M.Tigelaar

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    I have also power lines coming across my backyard.
    180 feet high, 150.000 Volt. ;)
    No problem at all.

    http://youtu.be/rvzqHhZSEtY

    And here the second time whith my Vision (non plus) :shock:
    Pilot error :oops:

    http://youtu.be/BiZotUlfZ5Q

    They do not break through the small quadcopter :cool:
     
  4. Mako79

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    I've done a pass along side the massive ones. Seemed ok. Didn't help my magnetic declination issue.
    I think its like using a mobile phone at a petrol/servo station - it's best not, even though it's not proven.
     
  5. kymedic121

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    Thanks folks that is reassuring. I know that DJI says not to but they never give an acceptable distance. On the safe side I am not going to get within 40' to 50' of them. I just hate to have property to fly here at my house and not be able to fly and be forced to go to another place. Once they harvest my beans this fall it won't be a big deal as I will have the entire farm to take off and land from.
     
  6. JWarren

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    You going to get any flights in today?
     
  7. kymedic121

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    Yes sir, now that I know that it is safe to take off from my farm here at the house. I was concerned about the powerlines that are around 40' behind my take off location. I will flying the opposite direction nowhere near the lines. By the way I found an online tool to help you estimate the optimum time to fly based on available satellites in your area. I thought I would share this even though you may have already come across it. So far everyone that has used it says its really accurate. Give it a try and let me know.

    http://satpredictor.navcomtech.com/