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Taking off from a distance

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by NorthcountySD, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. NorthcountySD

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    This may sound a bit strange and I don't know ill ever try it but....

    Can one take off from a distant location?

    Say I fly 1/2 mile away and land somewhere. Can I stop the motors and then restart and take off again? As long as there is a signal there shouldn't be an issue right?

    Any input is appreciated!
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    As far as you are in clear LOS (Line of sight), you can take off from a distance. Either you or P3 should be on a higher level.

    It would be a fun to start and fly from a distance.
     
  3. rockydog

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    You would need to know that the area where you intend to land is dead flat, otherwise there's a danger the Phantom may tip over when you re-launch.
     
  4. RoyVa

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    It's totally up to the quality of signal you have. Camera down can give you a view of the landing area or drive over there first and scope out the landing site and verify ground and cover. I do it at a neighbor field where I have a landing board of 3x3. Takes practice. After I land I sometime walk over and see how far I missed or hit my intended landing area. Careful as tip overs are eaiser when you are not right there to see wind movements.
     
  5. Mario_SB

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    Sounds like fun. Has anyone ever tried it?