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Professional Return to Home Altitude

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Matchlock, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Matchlock

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    This has confused me since day one and I still don't know how to set this parameters. Could someone help me with this please?

    In the return to home menu it asks for some numbers to set.

    1 - Set Max Flight Altitude. I put in 65 Meters.
    2 - Set Max Distance. I set that at 65 Meters also, for now.
    3 - On the return to home altitude it already has "30" in it so I put in 65 Meters. However, notification pops up with this message. "Course reversal altitude cannot be higher than Altitude limit of 0m."

    I haven't a clue what this means or how to "fix" it. All I want to do is set a safe Return to Home Altitude, and for now it will be in open field with a straight clear line-of-sight view back to me.

    If someone could tell me what numbers would be best in these boxes I would really appreciate it.

    Bud
     
  2. msinger

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    Here are the settings I use:

    Max Flight Altitude:
    500M (I'd rather police myself when I'm flying)
    Max Distance: I turn this setting off (I disable the "Enable Max Distance" setting since I don't want the distance to be limited)
    Return-to-Home Altitude: I set this to 50 feet higher than the tallest known obstacle in my flying area (set/checked prior to each flight)
     
  3. RodPad

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    To add to msingers post, the RTH is entered in meters, most of the trees around my house are over 100'
    So at home I set it to 61 meters (200'), and watch for it in the readout on the app when I turn on the props.

    Rod