Please select Into the mobile phone version | Continue to access the computer ver.
DJI Phantom 4 Drone Adventures -VIDS-
725 12 2016-10-10
Uploading and Loding Picture ...(0/1)
o(^-^)o
nickt916
lvl.2
Flight distance : 215915 ft
United States
Offline

[size=14.6667px]Did a hovering test of the phantom 4, i had to know, it did fairly good to what was promised, the question is, is hovering harder on the battery or flying around at a constant 10-15mph ?
[size=14.6667px]

2016-10-10
Use props
FuZZyPiLOT
First Officer
Flight distance : 1353215 ft
Belgium
Offline

Wow that is a lot of moving around for what looks like a relativly calm day (judging by the little movement from the trees in the background).

2016-10-10
Use props
nickt916
lvl.2
Flight distance : 215915 ft
United States
Offline

FuZZyPiLOT Posted at 2016-10-10 02:07
Wow that is a lot of moving around for what looks like a relativly calm day (judging by the little m ...

yes it was pretty surprising actually, a lot of up and down and side to side. I cant wait to get the mavic to see how well it compares.
2016-10-10
Use props
nickt916
lvl.2
Flight distance : 215915 ft
United States
Offline

we had a new born, wife went to the store, i wanted to fly the drone,... doesnt mean i cant use the drone to walk the baby to sleep right?!!






Disclaimer: don't try this at home with your baby, this was performed by a professional on a closed course, for demonstration and educational purposes only, and no baby was hurt or present in the stroller during this presentation.
Category
2016-10-10
Use props
peter
Second Officer
Flight distance : 545377 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

Would putting a high contrast patterned mat or landing pad on the ground help the VPS stabilise the aircraft? I know this was more a battery test, but...
2016-10-11
Use props
nickt916
lvl.2
Flight distance : 215915 ft
United States
Offline

peter@wonderlan Posted at 2016-10-11 16:01
Would putting a high contrast patterned mat or landing pad on the ground help the VPS stabilise the  ...

not with the phantom 4, because it uses GPS and sonar, with the Mavic it does take a picture after take off to know where to land, but i doubt that would help it hover better, ill be testing that asap!!
2016-10-11
Use props
nigelbrinkmann
First Officer
Flight distance : 586391 ft
Australia
Offline

nickt916@yahoo. Posted at 2016-10-11 15:27
yes it was pretty surprising actually, a lot of up and down and side to side. I cant wait to get t ...

That's quite normal movement, as there were reasonable wind gusts present, you can see the drone correcting as the wind picked up and dropped off
So did your baby go to sleep ha ha??
2016-10-11
Use props
peter
Second Officer
Flight distance : 545377 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

nickt916@yahoo. Posted at 2016-10-11 09:30
not with the phantom 4, because it uses GPS and sonar, with the Mavic it does take a picture after ...

It's still supposed to use VPS for stability below a certain height...
2016-10-11
Use props
hallmark007
Captain
Flight distance : 7009278 ft
  • >>>
Ireland
Offline

Yes hovering is much harder work for the little drone, so bigger drain on the battery, nice test good job
2016-10-11
Use props
nickt916
lvl.2
Flight distance : 215915 ft
United States
Offline

weather was pretty nice with some nice clouds, set it up in the sky for about 20 minutes. in future timelapses i need to do some stabalized in post for a smoother timelapse.




2016-10-14
Use props
nickt916
lvl.2
Flight distance : 215915 ft
United States
Offline

sunset timelapse, i wish it could be longer




2016-10-14
Use props
fans60b77493
lvl.2
Flight distance : 215915 ft
United States
Offline

mowing the lawn with a Phantom Timelapse from above.


2016-11-9
Use props
Wingsy
lvl.3

United States
Offline

I'm pretty sure it requires more power to hover than to fly at some medium speed. I say this because in an RC helicopter, once you start moving you have to reduce the collective (the average pitch of the rotor) in order to maintain altitude. If you hold it the same you'll climb. However if you fly at high speed, it does require more collective. I don't think a quad would be any different (although for us, "collective" or power to the rotors is automatically adjusted by the computer to maintain altitude).
2016-11-10
Use props
Advanced
You need to log in before you can reply Login | Register now

Credit Rules