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Abilities and limits of Mavic at tracking higher speed objects
806 0 2017-1-8
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Flight distance : 799718 ft

To learn the specific behaviour of my Mavic Pro when using the tracking options (and to prevent faulty footage/pilot-error Mavic-crashes) I did some experiments by tracking my car. Everything works fine if distance to the tracked object is sufficient (15-20m horizontal, 4-5m vertical) and speed does not exceed 30km/h.  Above these parameters Mavic would still work in (profile-)tracking at sufficient distance but - as You can see in the video - fast speed changes lead to yaw/roll/tilt reactions that exceed gimbal-compensation and make the rotors visible in the recorded footage. When too close to the object and/or circling the object too close, the Mavic might "shoot" over the object and then inrecoverably lose it.

All in all - when used within it´s technical limits - this drone is a real engineering and reliable masterpiece opening incredible possibilities of recording memories for hobbyist and semi-professional. Thank You DJI.

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