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  1. RPP

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    Apologies in advance if this is a stupid question.

    Why is there no cruise option to maintain a constant velocity without having to have the thumb on the stick?
     
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  2. RJ_Make

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    If I understand your question, you can achieve this via way points?
     
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  3. RPP

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    I meant without waypoints or any autonomous flying. Just a basic control (autopilot, if you want to term it that).
     
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    Why would you need this?
     
  5. BigAl07

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    That's a disaster waiting to happen in the RC World. Too many people would crash into things or run out of Tx distance too easily. This way you have to work to get out that far LOL.
     
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    Oh.... then No.... I think it's a good thing it's NOT included.
     
  7. RPP

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    Not at all. It could be implemented as an optional feature that is turned off in the settings menu by default.
     
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    If I want to send it out over the sea or to a distant mountain where I know there are no obstacles en route, I would like to put it on auto and let it coast while I handle the photography. Would be especially good when paired with Course Lock.
     
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  9. Drone on!

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    Surely this would be the same a way point, just set where you want the drone to go and away it goes with the added benefit of it stopping where you told it too. The issue I could see with auto pilot is your concentrating on the footage and forget how far it's gone. This is My limited know knowledge as I've only just had it and have tried this function as yet.


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    The Typhoon H has this feature now and it is wonderful for exactly what he said. Filming.
     
  11. tommyb888

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    You can just use the tap and fly feature... Simply touch the screen which ever direction you want to fly and it will keep going that way.. You can even adjust the speed at which it flies..
     
  12. TheLightSpeedz

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    I agree it's worth having! These guys have never tried to do a 30,000' flight and hold the stick for a half hour right at 31mph!

    DBS did his own version he called "ghetto" cruise! I'm going to copy it. It was with go pro mounts and rubber bands


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    I've brought this up before when referring to long distance flying. Other than my thumb being in pain holding the right stick forward on those long distance flights, I'm unable to keep it at the most efficient speeds which the distance gurus tout.

    What i've been doing now for my distance flights, which is the closest thing to cruise, I to use Tap2Fly. The only thing about that is I can only get 22 mph with it and not the higher speeds which will give me optimal distances.
     
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  14. Teo Morabito

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    Tap on the screen in tap to fly ;)
    It will go when you tapped


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  15. Drone on!

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    Haha, half and hour???? The battery wouldn't last that long so no we haven't tried it lol
     
  16. Teo Morabito

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    Some of us use dedicated machines for long range
    Ive got a 2m plane to go 100km out
    And this does have cruise control
    But for the 17minutes you get flying full speed with the p4, not sure
    Any feature is good to have, so if dji adds it im all for it


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  17. Drone on!

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    As this post is on the P4 discussion board I am only interested in the P4


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  18. TheLightSpeedz

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    Well 22 minutes. Whatever I'm rounding up. It's a pain in the ***.

    Tap to fly doesn't let you have optimal 31 to 32 mph.


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    If they add cruise control I hope they add a cup holder to the controller while they're at it.


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