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Best settings for flying over water?
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superjet96
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I have been reading about Mavics wanting to swim because of nonoptimal settings and other things. I plan on doing  alot of over water to capture wake surfing, wake boarding and so on.  Travel speeds will be 12-22 MPH (20-35 KMH).  I would like to get fairly close to the water but not if it if it is going to cause a dive.  I would like to get at least head level but maybe not that close.
What are the best settings other than flying over land only.
2017-2-22
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geofox784
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Interested in this as well.  Sounds like at a minimum you should disable the downward VPS.
2017-2-22
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Ex Machina
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I've had no problem flying over water so far with no changes to the default setup. That said, I've been no lower than 50ft above the water, but fwiw.
2017-2-22
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superjet96
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I plan on getting low for sure. The surface of the water will change some but  only if in close or behind the boat directly which I don't expect to happen much.
2017-2-22
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Egika
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I have successfully flown down to around 2m above a lake to capture SUP paddlers with default settings.
Only thing I noticed, that the height control wasn't super stable with the Mavic rising and lowering between 2 and 5 m at a slow speed.

The manual states that the vision system may not work properly over water.
At the sea and with waves the Mavic can lock onto a wave and move along with it since it thinks the ground should be steady.

I would switch the downward vision system off like recommended earlier to avoid any confusion.
2017-2-22
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superjet96
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Did you have your VPS turned off?
2017-2-23
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Cborca
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Flew about 10 feet over water for a couple minutes with default settings. I was a wee bit nervous, but Mavic did fine.
2017-2-23
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