Flying into direct sunlight

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  1. Anthony Viscomi

    Anthony Viscomi Well-Known Member

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    So today I'm flying into the direction of the sun at an altitude over 200 feet and OA kicks in. Was that caused by the reflection of the sun's rays on the front sensors?
     
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    Yes I believe so and it's a known issue. Hopefully they'll address it with a firmware update.

    First time it happen to me I was like wtf.


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    Thanks...I thought that I was going nuts or else my altitude reading was way off
     
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    Obstacle avoidance


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    This also happens to me quite frequently, as I fly after work when the sun is very low on the horizon.

    I've had a few instances where I couldn't fly directly back to the home point. I had to fly sideways to avoid the sun.

    I'm quite concerned if RTH was engaged... would it try to fly over the obstruction (the sun in this case!) ??
     
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    very very good question..
     
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