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Any way of bringing obstacle detection into the drone?

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I seriously love this drone ever since I've had it, but sometimes I just wished there was obstacle avoidance...
One time my dad was trying it out back then (who gifted it to me) and while I told him to use Smart mode he overestimated himself (as quite often) and used AP instead.
Was trying the QC in his garden and when he had it turned to him next to a tree... you might know what happened. Luckily nothing got damaged since it landed on a pile of dry grass.
The other day was more horrifying though. I was trying it out after a long time again in my garden, if I remember right also calibrated. I was flying in AP mode as most of the time, with GPS on because the stabilization is a good thing to exist.
Very weirdly after it was flying for a minute or so successfully and I was trying out the kinetic features of it (swiveling around, flying into directions) I was steering to the left and it just stood still in the air. I let go off the stick and BAM! went straight into the brick wall.
I was genuinely horrified. Still, weirdly enough the cam was completely alright. But the casing had a crack (surprised that it even stood that up so well, it was a hard crash) and I fixed that myself with strong permanent glue. It's been sturdy again ever since.

So, simply thought about it. Any way of getting detection on there?
 

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Only if you can mount sensors and rewrite the firmware for the aircraft and ST10 and the flight program that controls the aircraft.

The aircraft that Yuneec does have obstacle avoidance on only sees in front of the aircraft and not to the sides or rear. Very few drones from any manufacturer have 360 degree obstacle avoidance and those that do still have issues seeing many things that will crash an aircraft.

The best obstacle avoidance is VLOS and experience controlling the aircraft in the different modes of flight. This includes Smart Mode and Angle Mode both with and without GPS assist.
 
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Only if you can mount sensors and rewrite the firmware for the aircraft and ST10 and the flight program that controls the aircraft.

The aircraft that Yuneec does have obstacle avoidance on only sees in front of the aircraft and not to the sides or rear. Very few drones from any manufacturer have 360 degree obstacle avoidance and those that do still have issues seeing many things that will crash an aircraft.

The best obstacle avoidance is VLOS and experience controlling the aircraft in the different modes of flight. This includes Smart Mode and Angle Mode both with and without GPS assist.
That is of course very true. Control is the most critical component in flying drones. However I was left out of power when my drone crashed into the wall as it responded wrongly.
So I guess as it has never again happened ever since I will safely fly the Chroma for now until I may get a new one in the future, I think specifically I'll use it for photos and videos - as it really does have a great camera and especially its gimbal.
 

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Follow the directions in Attachment 67 FlightLog Retrieval for Chroma and post the resulting zip file to this thread. We can look at it and possibly determine what caused the unexpected reaction in the flight that crashed into the wall.
 

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So, simply thought about it. Any way of getting detection on there?
The simple answer is: No. Even if you can manage to create a complete new firmware for it (which is very hard to do) I think the hardware/processor is too restricted (low CPU speed, not enough memory and so on).

Strange behaviour is often a result of inaccurate GPS or compass problems.
For the first one, let it wait a bit longer before take-off to get good GPS fix and start in open area away from trees and buildings.
For the second item, do a compass calibration.

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