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Indoor Flying?

Discussion in 'Q500 4K Discussion' started by Rick K., Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Rick K.

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    I read post saying to disable GPS while flying indoors, I just haven't seen why one must disable it to fly indoors, can someone explain? Also I read flying with it disabled is harder to control?
     
  2. Breizhdrone

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    Hi,
    It's impossible to use GPS indoor ;-) This the same problem underwater for scubadiving...
     
  3. Rick K.

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    So if it does not connect indoors wouldn't it be the same as it being disabled?
     
  4. KBflyer

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    If you cant get a GPS lock saying ready your motors will not start.
     
  5. Rick K.

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    Ok gotcha , thanks for the info
     
  6. KBflyer

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    Funny thing is Rick my typhoon sitting on my dinning room table acquirers satellites faster then outside. :) I have no problem running GPS indoors if I wanted to. The rule of thumb is turn off GPS as you never know when you might lose it. Learning to fly with out GPS is the best.
     
  7. Rick K.

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    So if the motors on my Q won't start until it has gps what would happen while flying outdoors and all sudden it loses gps for some strange reason will the motors stop and it comes crashing down?
     
  8. KBflyer

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    I would say no although this is just a guess but I would say you would get that big red warning on your ST10+ saying you have lost GPS connection just like when it happens outdoors which would mean you are now flying without GPS control. Very annoying having it buzzing and flashing when your trying to fly without GPS. Had that happen going under a metal bridge once. :)
     
  9. CharlzO

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    The motors only require the GPS lock to start (when it's not disabled). However, that's only to originally start the motors. Once they're started, you're fine.

    If you're flying and you lose GPS lock, the quad doesn't just crash out. It instantly beeps at you, flashes on the controller, and goes to full manual mode. That means that you have no stability from the GPS, so you are now at the completely whim of the elements. It's not the same as angle mode, because now you have to control every aspect and adjust for everything, every breeze, and so forth. So while indoors in say, an auditorium, you won't have wind blowing you around, you DO have to fight that outside if you lose GPS lock.

    Also, outside, it WILL still keep trying to get a lock, but until it re-establishes, you're manual.
     
  10. KBflyer

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    This is a good example of flying the Q inside. He of course had God on his side :) This was done with GPS off with a Typhoon 500 series quad.
     
  11. CharlzO

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    and how NOT to: