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Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Peterhenrybarnard, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Peterhenrybarnard

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    hi, I understand the bit about the ultrasonic icon kicks in when it is between 0.3m and 3m and is the distance from aircraft to the ground beneath it. But I noticed this icon changes to a person icon when it goes above 3m and gives me a figure in meters which I do not know what it means at the moment - it does not seem to be height and does not seem to be distance from me to the aircraft (which is a different figure)..... and I cannot find any reference to it in the manual. So please could somebody tell me what this icon and figure means, thanks.
     
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  3. Meta4

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    He is asking about the number in the lower right
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    It's a mystery to me too.
    It's always a similar value to the Distance number.
    The icon suggests it's something like the distance from you.
    I have plugged the numbers from several screenshots into a spreadsheet and can tell you that it isn't the straight line distance from the Phantom to you..
    It's not the total distance flown either. At the end of a long flight, it still shows a number close to what is shown for distance.
     
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    Possibly the D is the Distance from the Home Point or take of point and the Person Icon is the distance to the Pilot?? In this case, the pilot is 16.7 M from the home point???
     
  5. Meta4

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    That's something to experiment with.
    If it is that, the numbers are quite inaccurate. In the example above I was within 2 metres of home point and the difference shown is 17 metres.
    In another I have a screenshot for and was close to home point, the difference is 14 metres.
     
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    Yep-- now you have me curious-- going to do some experimenting.
     
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    Looking at screenshots, I find another variation.
    The icon does look like it's indicating the distance from the operator to the plane.
    Will have to mess around and walk a bit to see what it does.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Meta4

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    Did a trial today ... I think these screenshots are self explanatory.
    I made sure the tablet had sat lock and walked around.
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    Thanks for sharing:)