Newbie Question

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Desertdude, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Desertdude

    Desertdude Active Member

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    i thought I read on one of these posts. I shouldn't calibrate near a car or metal or power lines.
    Is it safe to fly nears cars or power lines or does that mess with the drone?
     
  2. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member

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    You shouldn't fly near power lines full stop. That's pretty self-explanatory :)

    When you actually calibrate the compass is when you need to avoid anything metallic, but yeah power-lines are never your friend! My nearest miss with my P3A was with a powerline I couldn't see on my smartphone. It was only when I watched the video back I realised I'd flown past a powerline and very narrowly missed it! A lucky escape I've learned from.
     
  3. Brlowe

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    Well it is really never a good idea to fly near power lines but yes you can do it. Once in the air a car is not going to cause a compass problem.
     
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