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Take off from altitude

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by chipcc, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. chipcc

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    Hi,
    I am a new owner P3A. Flew a couple flights but the weather has been marginal so not a lot. Upcoming weather is going to improve so I hope for a couple of additional hours flight time with weekend.
    RC airplane pilot for a long time. I lost interest because local flying field was closed.
    Thought about this even with RC aircraft; if I take off from altitude say 2000' will the P3A think 2000' is ground level or try to fly down to below 400' AGL? The idea is taking off from a mountain top and flying out over the valley at 2000' or higher AGL.
    Thanks!
     
  2. msinger

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    Your Phantom thinks the takeoff point is 0 feet. If you fly below that, you'll see a negative altitude in DJI GO.
     
  3. robinb

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    All it knows as zero is your take off location.
     
  4. chipcc

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    Thanks. That is what I was expecting but wasn't sure.
     
  5. huntjock

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    [Currently] your P3 can fly to +500m or to -200m relative to takeoff altitude.