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Nov. 2016 Vol 22 # 11 . More Amazing Videos from the DJI Phantom 4

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More Amazing DJI Phantom 4 Drone Videos

By Howard Berenbon

Once you get familiar with flying the Phantom 4 manually, and you can fly it up and down without incident, you'll want to try the Smart Flight programmable features, or Point of Interest commands (POI) in the GoApp. This week after several sucessful flights, and some great very stable videos, I tried two of the features under the Point of Interest menu. You can program it to do a 360 degree orbit by first taking it up to the desired altitude, then set the radius of the orbit and the speed using the controller joystick. So, I took the Phantom 4 up to about 200 feet and set the radius to about 40 feet and speed at about 6 feet per second, and you can see the video below.

A second feature I tried was "active track" where you click on an object you want the drone to follow, in this case it was me, and press GO and it will follow. So, once locked on to you, you can walk or run and it will follow you like a puppy dog. An interesting feature but kind of strange. See the video below.

The last video is a bit of an incident. I was flying my drone in Drake Sports Park, near my home, and I was stopped from flying because the Parks & Rec department banned drones and remote control aircraft. It was an aquward confrontation because I called the police and the township before flying and they said it was okay. But, the West Bloomfield Parks & Rec department and the township apparently had a miscommunication and no one at knew about the ban. I also called the township code enforcement department after the incident, and they said they had no ordinance against flying drones in their parks. It was embarrassing to say the least, but made for a good story. See the video below.

360 Orbit


Active Track

Busted in Drake Sports Park

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