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anindyanuri

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Hello my seniors,

I am a newbie, got my Air 3 delivered just before 24 hours back. Not gone for a fly till now. Planning for my first ever flight on tomorrow. My question is,

1. I have set my obstacle sensing set to Brake
2. When I push to RTL and during returning to the Home it finds an obstacle, what will happen? Will it Brake there until the battery exhausted or it will actually return to launch?

What should be the safe settings with Obstacle sensing Brake or Bypass?

My best regards to you all for my first post in this forum. Best wishes from India.

- anindyanuri
 
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Will it Brake there until the battery exhausted or it will actually return to launch?
Yes.

I always set mine to by-pass unless the job I'm doing warrants me to change the setting.
 
Welcome to the Forum!

Do you mean RTH?

There is a lot of these new models and terms, I'm really afraid to respond of what I think.

For real, RTH you think is fail safe, but it can fail you, if don't understand what it does.

I have had a couple. :rolleyes:

There is many variables, between models.

I call your question a loaded question. :)

Hopefully you get help on what really need to know at this moment.

For a new bird flyer.
A good day can god bad, really fast.

I see now you are already getting good help!

Rod ..
 
Hello from the Crossroads of America anindyanuri.

I have a MA2 and have mine set to BRAKE.

I fly VLOS and I can see if my aircraft is about to fly into something.

I make sure the RTH is set higher than anything around me so a collision with something is pretty much non existent.

Your results may vary.

Welcome to the Forum. :cool:
 
Welcome to the forum, I suggest you read and re-read the RTH section of the manual multiple times.
It seems like RTH behaviour is getting more and more complicated with each new model and it needs to be thoroughly understood and, I would suggest, 'practised' BEFORE it is encountered in a 'rea'l flight.
 
@Yorkshire_Pud.

Yes for sure, for me reading any manuals my mind drifts to other stuff also It appears they have been translated.

My wife reads A-LOT!
But she does not understand all terms like agl, etc.

Anyways, I will be in the back ground until the OP gets involved.
@anindyanuri

Rod ..
 
Welcome to the Forum!

Do you mean RTH?

There is a lot of these new models and terms, I'm really afraid to respond of what I think.

For real, RTH you think is fail safe, but it can fail you, if don't understand what it does.

I have had a couple. :rolleyes:

There is many variables, between models.

I call your question a loaded question. :)

Hopefully you get help on what really need to know at this moment.

For a new bird flyer.
A good day can god bad, really fast.

I see now you are already getting good help!

Rod ..
Are you Rod Machado in Drone Landing Pad instead of the runway? Are you the person I am familiar from my school days? If you are the same, salute you Sir else another salute to you Sir for your kind post and make me bring back to my early school days. Thank you very much for your kind participation to my question.....
Regards
 
That is I am also seeking. I am not going to loose a single Penney. It costs more than my last 3 months income. Please help me.
 
Welcome to the forum, I suggest you read and re-read the RTH section of the manual multiple times.
It seems like RTH behaviour is getting more and more complicated with each new model and it needs to be thoroughly understood and, I would suggest, 'practised' BEFORE it is encountered in a 'rea'l flight.
Yes Sir but the problem for a newbie is that, I shall do it correct for 99 times but when that 1 time I shall fail, I am going to out of this community. That is why asking for your experienced solution to tackle the situation in that critical situation so that I shall be safe for my first flight.
 
Welcome to the forum, I suggest you read and re-read the RTH section of the manual multiple times.
It seems like RTH behaviour is getting more and more complicated with each new model and it needs to be thoroughly understood and, I would suggest, 'practised' BEFORE it is encountered in a 'rea'l flight.
Yes, DJI don't provide a printed manual. I come to know that from your post that a manual exists in this real world. Many many thanks, Sir.
 
Understand your vies. For VLOS I need to react in some way and in case of BVLOS I need to react another way. Great help Sir. Salute.
 
@anindyanuri

Check this out
@msinger web sight

No not the guy you think, for real me in the military wasn't going to happen. My best bud that help me out today like 2 hours ago. I dropped him off at the Portland Air-Port 1980, when was going Basic training in the Army.

Sorry, I will stay in the background its not my thread!

Rod ..
 
I am a newbie, got my Air 3 delivered just before 24 hours back.

Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. We have a Member's Map in the Upper Right of the Title Bar. Click on "Members" and then Click on "Member's Map…" Check it out and you might find some new flying friends.


Since you live in India, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check to ensure these are current.


Even if you have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, and then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a puppy or kitten opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 6 feet (2-meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, "Home point Updated."

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Below is the link to all of the downloads offered by DJI for the Air 3.

After you read all the material, read it again, you will be surprised what you missed the first time and you will be better prepared for that first "scary moment…"


Fly On and Fly Safe…
 
Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. We have a Member's Map in the Upper Right of the Title Bar. Click on "Members" and then Click on "Member's Map…" Check it out and you might find some new flying friends.


Since you live in India, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check to ensure these are current.


Even if you have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, and then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a puppy or kitten opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 6 feet (2-meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, "Home point Updated."

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Below is the link to all of the downloads offered by DJI for the Air 3.

After you read all the material, read it again, you will be surprised what you missed the first time and you will be better prepared for that first "scary moment…"


Fly On and Fly Safe…
That's a great help for me. Some of your points I have noted and printed on a piece of paper. That will sure help me forever during pre flight check. Best wishes.
 
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