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hurring1
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Hello All

I have just ordered my first drone, experience with aircraft and gliders.
I have been looking at videos etc with the POI function, I assume that if I set a POI and then move the drone out from it and at an altitude that when I activate the flight the drone will remain at that height.
The reason for the question is that if I was on a cliff point and I wanted to circle around, when the drone went past the land it would drop down in altitude, or does it rmain at the point I set over land??
Hope this makes sense.

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2016-8-23
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Geebax
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No, it remains at the altitude you set over land. And while it is performing the POI, you can alter the altitude, as well as yaw the aircraft to re-frame the shot.
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hurring1
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Excellent thanks Geebax, that makes me happier to have a play now.
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hurring1 Posted at 2016-8-24 12:28
Excellent thanks Geebax, that makes me happier to have a play now.

I do POIs quite often, so I let it orbit several times around the subject, and for the first couple of passes, I adjust everything to get the best framing and exposure, then use the last orbit.
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wmichaels1
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Geebax Posted at 2016-8-24 02:06
I do POIs quite often, so I let it orbit several times around the subject, and for the first coupl ...

Interesting.  Out of curiosity, what speed do normally orbit?  I realize the orbit's diameter can dictate that to some degree, but as a rule of thumb, what's a good speed?  
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wmichaels1 Posted at 2016-8-25 05:41
Interesting.  Out of curiosity, what speed do normally orbit?  I realize the orbit's diameter can  ...

I use around 3 Metres per second as my orbit speed. My subjects are bridges, mostly quite large, so you need to orbit them quickly or you bore the viewer.
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