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post #16 of Old 12-15-2017
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Re: Drone for rigging inspections

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
The automatic return to home has been known to fly the drones directly into objects between the loss of signal and home base. Is that what you mean? The automatic gadget that freezes it's position in space, if you let go of the controls is a good safety feature, IMO.
Yes, I meant that if return to home stopped working for whatever reason (flying into something in the direct path is a good example), then it's good to be able to manually take over. I know that if the compass gets confused by a magnetic anomaly, it'll conflict with the GPS signal and can start "toilet bowling".

The other thing to consider is that if your launch position is different than your current position (lets say you launched from a moving boat), the drone could try to go back to it's 1st position. You'd have to manually take over if not equipped with "follow me". There was a good example of this happening in Erik Aanderaa's You tube video and he nearly lost his quad because of it..

I agree....position and altitude hold are great features.
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