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Landing the Mavic; High altitude + Distance (+ night shots)
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Hi,
  
I have searched the forum for previous similar topic but couldn't find anything. I know it could be basic question but would like to smooth things down during tricky landings.

  
I have been flying the Mavic for some time now and it is taking more time than I would ideally like to return the drone and land manually.
  
  
I usually fly without VLS often at night and tend to fly high so I rarely maintain eye contact with the drone. I usually use the bottom left maps/compass to return home once battery gets around 45%, my altitude would be around 115m and I would be far away horizontally. However I am finding it hard to quickly and precisely reach a point where the drone would be exactly over me (without having to search for it in the sky for 3 minutes as I also turn off led). I do zomm in in the map and the home point and the drone position matches, however when I initiate the decent(from 100m+) I almost always have to re adjust the position of the drone multiple time while slowing down or stopping the decent.
  
  
I was forced to use RTH twice and the drone performed great, but I prefer to keep full control and avoid RTH beeps.

Here are few unedited pictures.
  




Thanks
  
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Wow beautiful pictures, what settings did you have your camera on ?
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Really good pics. Nicely done
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Snipes_Blaster Posted at 2017-12-5 03:35
Wow beautiful pictures, what settings did you have your camera on ?

Thanks for that Snipes . ISO was 100 / 200 and I will double check SP
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Woe Posted at 2017-12-5 04:12
Really good pics. Nicely done

Thank you very much Woe, glad you liked them...
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CA Mavic Pro Posted at 2017-12-5 06:44
Thanks for that Snipes  . ISO was 100 / 200 and I will double check SP

Max shutter speed was set between  1 and 1.3 sec

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I couldn't access any of the pictures.
For me, the link is cracked
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DocAraxá Posted at 2017-12-6 01:39
I couldn't access any of the pictures.
For me, the link is cracked

Will post in a bit. sorry
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CA Mavic Pro Posted at 2017-12-5 23:16
Max shutter speed was set between  1 and 1.3 sec

Thanks

Thank you, Im going to give those settings a go on my next night flight.
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So you're complaining that it's night, you can't see the drone because you turned the lights off and you wonder why you can't land perfectly using the maps? Why not just use RTH?
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ghostrdr Posted at 2017-12-6 06:24
So you're complaining that it's night, you can't see the drone because you turned the lights off and you wonder why you can't land perfectly using the maps? Why not just use RTH?

not really complaining tbh but checking if someone know how to align the drone perfectly when manually returning home..
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DocAraxá Posted at 2017-12-6 01:39
I couldn't access any of the pictures.
For me, the link is cracked



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Thank you very much!
Those are great shots!
Congrats!
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DocAraxá Posted at 2017-12-6 09:58
Thank you very much!
Those are great shots!
Congrats!

Thanks DocAraxa
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Wow, that is really beautiful, thank you so much for sharing!
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DJI Diana Posted at 2017-12-10 19:25
Wow, that is really beautiful, thank you so much for sharing!

Thanks Diana
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