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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by steevo, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. steevo

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    Thought this might be a useful tip. When flying my Phantom at distance over country side I find it quite easy to lose orientation. Once it goes past 400 ft I can't make out in daylight where the lights are on the aircraft and looking at the display it can at times be hard to get a point of reference. I bought a cheap super bright LED miniature bike light which has a flash setting which I sit on my Phantom carry case and having tested it it is visible in daylight at over 800mtrs. All I do now is look for the flashing red light on my display (iPhone 6) and then I know the phantom is pointing at me. It only cost £3.99 for two lights, it runs on watch batteries and is tiny so I just keep in the back pack with the phantom. Hope this helps.


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  2. RadRich

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    The map in the left corner will always show the orientation or direction the drone is flying:
     

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  3. steevo

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    Yes, the radar display does indeed show orientation but on a iPhone 6 it is quite small and I find the red flashing light is a very simple way to flag up where home as it is often simpler to use your eyes. It is just the same principle as a commercial airport or heli pad which has blinking lights so that pilots can easily find them even though they have instruments to guide them.


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  4. jason

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    So why not supply a link?
     
  5. Clipper707

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    Great idea. I was thinking of a flourescent orange panel or safety vest, but this idea is better.
     
  6. steevo

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    Hi Jason, you can buy these from any cycle shop for a few £'s so did not see the need to post a link. I bought mine from Maplins but Halfords sell them as well as do most DIY stores


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