[Obstacle Alarm] detection because of a low winter sun.

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  1. Sparcky

    Sparcky Member

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    Hi,

    Today, I freaked out .....
    At 50 meter height suddenly the obstacle alarm sounded on the controller and the app.... and there was nothing in the neighbourhood (????) ...... I descended the Mavic quickly and some small hiccups during the descend ..... The alarm sounded continuously ....

    Reason: The Mavic was looking directly in the low winter sun.
    Solution: Ignore it and turn a few degrees and the alarm goes away ...
    (I did several other flights with the same alarm if you do 360 degrees turns, But rock solid. :) )

    No worries, all okay and happy flying to all !!
     
  2. Ed209

    Ed209 Well-Known Member

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    Yup happened to me a couple times...Just a few minutes ago as a matter of fact. I also suspect glare when flying over water and descending to be cause of auto landing that I experienced last week. I was holding the left stick down and it went into landing mode...This is overridden by pressing left stick FULL up.
    FORCE LANDING WTF?!

    I will be disabling all vision sensors from now on unless I am flying within tight quarters. I am used to flying without the nannies and usually fly above and clear of any obstacles.
     
  3. Pinback

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    Just ran into this as well. The best solution I guess is to turn off avoidance when forced to fly into the sun...?
     

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