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I thought out of Beginner mode would disable Object Avoidance.  But apparently Not.  How do we disable OA on the P4P ?

There's plenty of info on how to do it with P4,  but P4P does not have the same option in the GO PRO App...??

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Go PRO App ???
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If I were you I would download the P4P Manual and have a good read through it a couple of times and take notes for reference if needed.
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There are two places in the app where you can disable obstacle avoidance and they are very easy to find.
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Out of beginner mode will disable side OA, unless your in tripod mode, there’s loads of really neat stuff in your manual.
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Why do you want to disable obstacle avoidance?

Do you want to crash
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Nigel_ Posted at 2017-11-5 04:07
Why do you want to disable obstacle avoidance?

Do you want to crash

I have had instances where the obstacle avoidance was a hindrance. Relying on AO to avoid crashes instead of line of sight flying is folly.
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m1shootr Posted at 2017-11-5 04:38
I have had instances where the obstacle avoidance was a hindrance. Relying on AO to avoid crashes instead of line of sight flying is folly.

You can still keep OA on and still be in VLOS .
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m1shootr Posted at 2017-11-5 04:38
I have had instances where the obstacle avoidance was a hindrance. Relying on AO to avoid crashes instead of line of sight flying is folly.

I have found that the O/A system is a great safety feature and leave it on for the most part and I always have my Phantom within sight. I only disable the system when doing an inspection and have to get in close to the subject and once the job is done the system is returned to normal.
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Nigel_ Posted at 2017-11-5 04:07
Why do you want to disable obstacle avoidance?

Do you want to crash

A better question is:
Why would you want to have OA enabled all the time?
An environment where OA is helpful isn't a good flying environment.
Switching off OA gives you a 50% boost in speed which also gives you significantly greater range.
I think I've only used OA for about 1% of my flying.
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Hi Nigel,

Labroides has some good points, there are times when it is useful or wise to use OA sensors but not always. There are also various settings you can use with the OA system, to be found in the App at the top right (three dots), Then choose second symbol down for the Visual Navigation Settings, switch OA on/off and under Advanced Settings. These can be adjusted during flight if required.

Alternatively you can set the OA to be less sensitive called “Narrow Mode” by programming one of the programmable switches (C1 or C2). This can be found under Remote Controller Settings (third symbol down) in the Set Up main menu. Note you need to keep pressing this button to maintain the narrow mode. Useful for fine work is a combination of Tripod Mode and Narrow Sensing.

Have fun.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-11-4 16:32
Out of beginner mode will disable side OA, unless your in tripod mode, there’s loads of really neat stuff in your manual.

Nope.   Not true.  Tested and it did NOT work
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Aardvark Posted at 2017-11-4 15:56
If I were you I would download the P4P Manual and have a good read through it a couple of times and take notes for reference if needed.

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"If I were you I would download the P4P Manual and have a good read through it a couple of times and take notes for reference if needed."

It would have taken less time to answer the question than write that condescending arrogant answer?
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Drone-Nut Posted at 2017-11-5 06:49
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"If I were you I would download the P4P Manual and have a good read through it a couple of times and take notes for reference if needed."

As you've asked the question the answer is no.

Nothing condescending at all about the answer, it's a bit worrying when the basics are not known. And guess what I did, just to ensure the instruction was the same for the P4P as my P4, I read the manual.
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Drone-Nut Posted at 2017-11-5 06:46
Nope.   Not true.  Tested and it did NOT work

You could do with reading hallmark's answer, as well as the manual a little more carefully!

I still don't see any reason to turn it off for normal flying, if you want to go faster as suggested by Labroides the you can put it in sports mode which does disable all obstacle avoidance.

I also very rarely turn off the anti-lock brakes in my car even though they don't often get used,  most of the time there is no disadvantage and by the time you realise you want them it is too late to turn them on!
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-11-5 04:44
You can still keep OA on and still be in VLOS .

And, your point?
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Labroides Posted at 2017-11-5 05:04
A better question is:
Why would you want to have OA enabled all the time?
An environment where OA is helpful isn't a good flying environment.

+1 Absolutely. Had DJI released the P4PA first without the OA I would have it instead of the P4P.
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My point was you can have OA on while flying VLOS if you need to switch it off just put into sport mode, maybe you can tell us of the hindrance it is causing you .
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Drone-Nut Posted at 2017-11-5 06:46
Nope.   Not true.  Tested and it did NOT work

Tested Wrong or broken P4Pro.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-11-5 08:13
My point was you can have OA on while flying VLOS if you need to switch it off just put into sport mode, maybe you can tell us of the hindrance it is causing you .

Yes, sometime the drone freezes in place ruining my filming sequence. That is a hindrance.
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Nigel_ Posted at 2017-11-5 07:23
You could do with reading hallmark's answer, as well as the manual a little more carefully!

I still don't see any reason to turn it off for normal flying, if you want to go faster as suggested by Labroides the you can put it in sports mode which does disable all obstacle avoidance.

You can use Sport mode but it's not ideal as it drains the battery faster and the movements are more aggressive.
P-GPS mode with OA disabled is much better for what I need and means the Phantom can deal with moderate winds.
I'm guessing the anti-lock brakes on your car aren't slowing it all the time? - That's what OA does.

If you fly in an area where OA is useful, that's fine but if you fly where there's nothing to hit, the benefits of switching it off are significant.
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In the DJI Go4 manual its called "visual navigation settings"

Have a read here

https://store.dji.com/guides/dji-go-4-manual/4/
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Don't you love the RTFM responses? So helpful.
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fans58aa937a Posted at 2018-1-29 09:07
Don't you love the RTFM responses? So helpful.

Some very helpful responses in here.. and I did read the manual... albeit 2 years ago
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In case others find this whilst looking for the answer, find the OA icon top middle of the app shown in red on the image below (only one without the label lol) , tap it and there you will find the sensors section

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I knew exactly what he meant.
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Nigel_ Posted at 2017-11-5 04:07
Why do you want to disable obstacle avoidance?

Do you want to crash

Sometimes, you have to fly in really tight situations, even in tripod mode, your forward progress will stop because of an obstacle.  It's several feet away, but it messes up your shot.
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Labroides Posted at 2017-11-5 05:04
A better question is:
Why would you want to have OA enabled all the time?
An environment where OA is helpful isn't a good flying environment.

That's why you can turn them on and off at will.  There's not a right and wrong.  Just a me and you.  Do what suits your project.
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Aardvark Posted at 2017-11-5 07:08
As you've asked the question the answer is no.

Nothing condescending at all about the answer, it's a bit worrying when the basics are not known. And guess what I did, just to ensure the instruction was the same for the P4P as my P4, I read the manual.

I've read the manual a few times, but I don't remember everything in it.  In fact, it seems like I learn something new every time I read it.

And while the OP could have bypassed the predictable RTFM posts, he may be like me . I'm a little scatterbrained when it comes to looking things up.  I have a near-phobia of phone books.  An acceptable substitute to a specific, quick question can be to post the question to the forum, understand that some people are appalled by questions whose answers can be found in the manual - to the point that they will stop what they're doing to say so.  Other people will take the opportunity to "show what they know" and help a guy out.

The yin and the yang of the forum:  In order to get the black paisley with the white dot, you must endure the white paisley with the black dot.
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BobUnplugged Posted at 2018-5-18 07:09
I've read the manual a few times, but I don't remember everything in it.  In fact, it seems like I learn something new every time I read it.

And while the OP could have bypassed the predictable RTFM posts, he may be like me . I'm a little scatterbrained when it comes to looking things up.  I have a near-phobia of phone books.  An acceptable substitute to a specific, quick question can be to post the question to the forum, understand that some people are appalled by questions whose answers can be found in the manual - to the point that they will stop what they're doing to say so.  Other people will take the opportunity to "show what they know" and help a guy out.

And your post has given the OP the answer he required ?

Seems to me you've not taken the opportunity to 'show what you know' and answer his query.
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Actually Beginner Mode enables Obstacle Avoidance on all four sides.
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And tripod, ive not used that mode yet though, i wonder if the OA can be turned off in tripod mode? I fly 90% of the time with the front and back sensors off, the sun is a PIA and forever stopping the crafts momentum due to the sensors going off :/
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