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ToddCarey

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I noted when flying last week my screen suddenly had a warning stating "braking now, return sticks to mid point, then continue flying". My first thought was what???, I double checked my altitude and I was at 157 feet up in an area with palm trees (nothing bigger than 60 feet high). I paused for a second, and then continued to move on. I got another announcement "mode changed to detour". It let me continue on in the "detour mode".

I suspect the sensors must have sensed a bird or something?? I did not see anything on the screen, and nothing can be seen from the video. It stayed in Detour Mode for several minutes until I got nervous and set it to RTH.
 

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I was at the far edge of a class D space, and was restricted to less than 200 ft in altitude. It was bright, but i had a polorized ND16 filter on the camera.
 

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... It was bright, but i had a polorized ND16 filter on the camera.
The main camera is not used for obstacle detection. The smaller ones are and a low sun or sun reflected off water can cause a false obstacle detection and cause breaking. You may need to turn off sensors or change angle to the sun to continue.
 

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Not sure how it works on the M2P, with their added sensors, but on the MP/MPP the main obstacle detection sensors are on the front so it would sometimes trigger a false obstacle detection and stop if flying toward a low sun. Reflected sun on water made it worse since the nose of the MP would point down a bit in forward motion. I guess it will take a little time to determine what causes a false positive for the M2P/M2Z.

To rule out a false detection you could disable the sensors and see if it still happens.
 
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