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Drone flying over my neighborhood! by Purple86GT
Started on: 09-19-2014 08:23 AM
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Report this Post09-19-2014 08:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Purple86GTClick Here to Email Purple86GTSend a Private Message to Purple86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
But I’m the one controlling it.

I’m practicing some flight maneuvers. I was not using any telemetry on this flight… So no idea how high or fast it was going. I had a few close calls with some trees… Seems in a panic situation I get a bit disoriented in the controls.. I also tested the return home and auto land feature… it was off by several feet and gave a tree a bit of a trim during the last few minutes of the video… I need more practice! LOL!

In this video, the river is north. If you look north west in the horizon, you will see a tiny set of buildings (only a few pixels on my screen) those are the Parliament buildings about 15 miles away. Pretty cool!


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specs?
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Report this Post09-19-2014 08:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Purple86GTClick Here to Email Purple86GTSend a Private Message to Purple86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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specs?


 
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DJI Phantom 2

General Features

Multifunctional Quad-rotor System
Customized H3-2D Gimbal Support
Precision Flight and Stable Hovering
25min Flight Time & Intelligent Battery
Auto Return-to-Home & Landing
Advanced Power Management
Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
Easy Battery Replacement
Self-tightening Propeller
Video Downlink Support
CAN-Bus Expansion Module


2.4GHz Remote Control
Operating Frequency: 2.4GHz ISM
Communication Distance(open area): 1000m
Receiver Sensitivity(1%PER): -97dBm
Working Current/Voltage: 100 mA@6V
Battery: 4 AA Batteries


DJI Intelligent Battery
Type: 3S LiPo
Capacity: 5200mAh, 11.1V
Charging Environment Range: 0℃ to 40℃
Discharging Environment Range: 20℃ to 50℃

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Report this Post09-19-2014 10:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So, return home worked well it seems. I ran across and issue with the same model but the return home didn't work as well. I need some time to troubleshoot and verify it is getting all the GPS signals, etc.
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So, return home worked well it seems. I ran across and issue with the same model but the return home didn't work as well. I need some time to troubleshoot and verify it is getting all the GPS signals, etc.


Yeah, it sorta worked... I did expect it to have a +/- of a few feet but it was more than I expected.... Good to know for picking a home point for my next flight.
If you run the DJI app on your smartphone, it will tell you how many GPS locks you have.. I average 13-14 and that seems perfect.. It starts getting sketchy at 7....

My son has this one to play with:

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I average 13-14 and that seems perfect.. It starts getting sketchy at 7....


Yup, and that is part of the problem, I think I am getting less than that


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Report this Post09-19-2014 11:01 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Purple86GTClick Here to Email Purple86GTSend a Private Message to Purple86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So what kind of feedback do you get from people when you fly? In most cases, people love it! They ask me what it can do, how high it can go, etc… Then you have a few of the “do you use this to spy on people?”. Oddly, no one ever concerned about a crash landing… IMO a much bigger threat than “spying” LOL! I would not want a drone to the face!
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