Flying from boat

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  1. Layer86

    Layer86 New Member

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    Relatively new to drones (haven't gotten my mavic yet, but am familiar with phantoms), and was wondering how flying off of a boat would work in terms of drifting and still having to land. It is almost a sure thing that the boat will drift during flight, so how would I ensure that the Mavic will land safely on the boat when the flight is complete? I know it is capable of recognizing takeoff and landing locations, but how well can it detect them? In the case of significant drifting, will this feature still work?


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    You can hold it then hit automatic take off then. On landing turn downward sensors off then grab it with your hand.

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    Try it on land a couple of times first sounds harder then what it is.

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    I would stay away from auto takeoff until the issues people have reported are 100% fixed. There have been many reports of people doing auto take off and then the motors stopping and the drone crashing from about 4 feet. I haven't tried it just because I've seen a handful of people report it happening to them


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    It would be safest to land manually or hand catch. GPS is not 100% accurate and nor is the auto landing feature. If the boat moves at all after taking off or the GPS data is not 100% accurate, the Mavic could auto land in the water somewhere.
     
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    And change option "if lost of transmission" to hover instead of return to home.
    Other wise it may want to RTH from where you launch it. Somewhere in a middle of water..
     
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    Remember to change home to the controller and not the point of takeoff. I ran into an issue on my first flight off of a moving boat and you'll be tethered to your takeoff point if you hit max distance.
     
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