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DJIMNYD
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Hi all. I look forward for any tips how to fly safely over water. Is it safe to fly 1.5m above water.
6-21 19:39
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DJI Mindy
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Hi DJIMNYD, it is not recommended to fly too close to the water as it may affect the performance of the vision system, please keep the aircraft at least 3m above the water.
6-21 22:55
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HurleyBird Productions
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Here are a couple of links for you to read. You can also search YouTube and you will find more helpful videos. Good luck and fly safe.

https://www.tomstechtime.com/pos ... g-drones-over-water

https://store.dji.com/guides/how ... s%20come%20equipped,two%20meters%20above%20the%20water.
6-22 07:15
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Montfrooij
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I do this a lot.
No problem at all.
Bottom sensors disabled.
BUT of course, NO GUARANTEES!!
6-23 06:52
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DJIMNYD
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DJI Mindy Posted at 6-21 22:55
Hi DJIMNYD, it is not recommended to fly too close to the water as it may affect the performance of the vision system, please keep the aircraft at least 3m above the water.

Thanks for the advice.
6-23 17:39
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DJIMNYD
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HurleyBird Productions Posted at 6-22 07:15
Here are a couple of links for you to read. You can also search YouTube and you will find more helpful videos. Good luck and fly safe.

https://www.tomstechtime.com/post/2019/02/18/setting-sail-top-5-tips-for-flying-drones-over-water

The links are helpful. Thanks
6-23 17:45
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DJIMNYD
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Montfrooij Posted at 6-23 06:52
I do this a lot.
No problem at all.
Bottom sensors disabled.

Thanks for sharing your experience
6-23 17:45
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Montfrooij
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DJIMNYD Posted at 6-23 17:45
Thanks for sharing your experience

You're welcome!
6-23 23:30
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Montfrooij
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DJIMNYD Posted at 6-23 17:45
Thanks for sharing your experience

Look at the end shot of this video (2:48)

I have many more of those.
6-23 23:31
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HurleyBird Productions
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DJIMNYD Posted at 6-23 17:45
The links are helpful. Thanks

You're welcome.
6-25 07:10
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Blériot53
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I've flown over shallow water (running streams) without difficulty. But I would hesitate to try it over open water such as the sea, or a large lake
7-20 10:12
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Blériot53
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Depends on your confidence and skill. Flying over a carp lake at about 2 metres with the Phantom 4 was a bit nervy at first, but keeping the drone in clear line of sight, and a steady hand on the controls, seemed to work. I've uploaded a short clip to YT which you can watch to get some idea, if you wish.  Give it an hour or so from the time of this post. Upload bandwidth in this neck of the woods is pretty poor, so it may take YT a while to "cook" it.   
7-27 10:15
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AlansDronePics
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As a frequent flyer over water, I have noticed when changing from a hover to movement, the drone does drop about 50mm before returning to the set altitude. The drop, a wave crest or gust can be enough to lose a very low flying drone.
7-27 11:30
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A J
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Montfrooij Posted at 6-23 23:31
Look at the end shot of this video (2:48)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w69rNzlizs
I have many more of those.

Beautiful footage
7-27 12:00
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fans6765b5ea
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I think changing wave patterns can have the same impact as one of those "out of focus 3d images". In other words, the drone can suddenly believe it's drifted upwards or downwards if dual sensors are matching wave patterns incorrectly (like crossed eyes). Also, if you're over water and within 5m of home, and anything triggers RTH you'll land in place in the water. With virtually NO warning.
7-28 05:31
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Montfrooij
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A J Posted at 7-27 12:00
Beautiful footage

Thanks man!
8-26 22:54
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You're welcome
8-27 03:55
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8-27 03:56
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