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Obstacle warning in clear air at 200 feet....RTH is nearly impossible....

Matparlier

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Well, the title about tells it all.
I have, on two different days, with clear air and no wind....been stopped by my obstacle warning. I checked for any debris on the FLR sensors and they were clear.
I ended up flying backwards...(yes, I have learned from experience to avoid flying backward) but I got home on my own. I seem to happen about 10 minutes into the flight. Any and All sage advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Was the Mavic facing the sun by any chance??? Obstacle warning can be triggered by bright sunlight ...
 
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If the Mavic is facing the sun, that would be it.
You did the right move to fly backward.
 

Matparlier

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Was the Mavic facing the sun by any chance??? Obstacle warning can be triggered by bright sunlight ...
Oh!! you da' Man!!! that makes total sense and yes, both times I was flying into the sun. At this time of year....the sun is pretty low on the horizon (45th parallel). I am pretty sure your observation hit the nail on the head.
THANKS!!
I love this forum...some of the best, collected wisdom born of experience, from fellow mechanical bird------brains.
 
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Just switch to sport mode, it turns off your obstacle avoidance.
 
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Well, the title about tells it all.
I have, on two different days, with clear air and no wind....been stopped by my obstacle warning. I checked for any debris on the FLR sensors and they were clear.
I ended up flying backwards...(yes, I have learned from experience to avoid flying backward) but I got home on my own. I seem to happen about 10 minutes into the flight. Any and All sage advice would be greatly appreciated.
You probably were into the sun.
 

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