Line of sight

Discussion in 'Mavic Pro Discussions' started by Davidr, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Davidr

    Davidr Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    8
    In Australia you must keep the drone in sight. As it is a small drone anyone got any ideas how to see it in the distance? Thought maybe fluro colours or even a reflective prism mounted somewhere. As i fly a phantom standard at the moment it isn't a problem as it can't fly out of sight.

    Sent from my SM-T805Y using Tapatalk
     
  2. TheLightSpeed!

    TheLightSpeed! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    171
    So at night the Mavic is WAY easier to see long ways away! I flew mine nearly 2,000' feet and the single GREEN LED on the back is crystal clear for a really long ways away!


    Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
     
  3. TheLightSpeed!

    TheLightSpeed! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    171
    I think DJI made the single green led at the back bigger, brighter and facing straight back (instead of down like P4, 3) so the LOS is much easier. Up close the Mavic is hard to see at night.

    I used to lose my P4 at night super quick. This Mavic seems like it's crystal clear!


    Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
     
  4. Davidr

    Davidr Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    8
    Sadly its illegal here to fly at night

    Sent from my SM-T805Y using Tapatalk
     
  5. dam

    dam Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2016
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    OhCanada
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  6. BD0G

    BD0G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    San Jose, Ca / Lake Tahoe NV

    Plasti Dip it with one of the fluorescent colors offered. If it does not help with LOS then simply peel off the plasti dip. Attach a mini strobe that uses its own battery pack.
     
  7. Robert Mitchell

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    3
    Might be a way to tap into the 3S and run some mini led strips on the arms, as I've done on all my previous drones. I'll have to see if that is a safe option once I get it.
     
  8. Advexure

    Advexure Well-Known Member
    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA - New York, NY - Sheboygan, WI
  9. TheLightSpeed!

    TheLightSpeed! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    171
    I have Lume cubes and there is no way those are going on a Mavic! Not without some tricky 3D printing


    Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
     
  10. Advexure

    Advexure Well-Known Member
    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA - New York, NY - Sheboygan, WI
    Wouldn't be surprised if someone's already working on it. We'll definitely see them flying around on Mavics very soon I'm sure.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Line sight Forum Date
Line of sight General Discussions Nov 12, 2016
Can not get on-line chat with DJI or live phone chat General Discussions Nov 22, 2016
Online stores with Stock General Discussions Nov 19, 2016
Online chat Mavic Pro Help Nov 18, 2016
T-Mobile is offering 2 free lines only this weekend Off Topic Nov 18, 2016

Share This Page