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  1. RichWest

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    I flew yesterday without any issues of any sort with my old "crappy" RevA.
     
  2. just_bruce

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    Index skyrocketed as of about 9a est, so if you flew before then, wouldn't've been any effect...
     
  3. DJMc

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    Sorry, thought I'd made the relevance clear....I'm not sure how piloting a UAS means you're in control 50% of the time....you set up the flight regardless of the mode (including a RTL), you choose the takeoff, surroundings and environmental conditions. Pilot is 100% responsible for operating their UAS 100% of the time.

    Different people have different perspectives I guess. ..
     
  4. Pedals2Paddles

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    I agree 99%. I don't believe it's perspective. It's fact.
     
  5. RichWest

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    Was around 1PM CST...in the thick of the solar storm.
     
  6. David Boulanger

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    High KP does not mean you are going to have problems. However, it is a good thing to monitor as a pilot of a sUAS. Part of situational awareness even though you can't see it.
     
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  7. Pedals2Paddles

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    Right. The probability of a problem is high. But it's not equal and all encompassing evenly across the globe at all times.
     
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    Android app UAV Forecast provides this info and more
     
  9. Lon Denard

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    Oh I'm not talking "responsibility" I'm talking control. The AI does most of the actual flying in my opinion. A lot of guys talk about flying "manually" but it's not true manual flying. I've flown honest manual drones/helicopters where you have to control x, y, and z using throttle inputs. It doesn't just hover when you let go of the controls, it hits the ground! Hahaha! I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. Unless you know something I don't, it's my belief that the Solo, along with most other modern drones, maintain their altitude regardless of flight mode. So when the craft maintains its x, y and z autonomously, without any input from the "pilot", I have a hard time considering that complete control of the craft. Then when you throw in site scan or tower and the thing just goes wherever you touch on a screen... Yea, not my idea of complete control or "piloting".
     
  10. Lon Denard

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    Wouldn't that be a kick in the pants if newer/ "better" GPS modules were more susceptible?
     
  11. David Boulanger

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    A Quad would not fly without some type of Flight controller assistance. Have you flown in ACRO?
     
  12. Lon Denard

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    This was a long time ago. A friend of mine was way into helicopters and had an early multirotor unit he had made from a plan he got somewhere. This guy also had a home made hover craft! The controls were similar to helicopter controls as I remember it. I played with it for all of 2 minutes and handed the control back to him!

    I have not flown the Solo in ACRO mode. I stand corrected! I was wrong. To be honest, I had completely forgotten about ACRO mode as I would never use it. So my friend's unit only flew in "ACRO" mode and yep, no thanks! I have a small drone that is basically an ACRO unit and it's enough of a handful, I couldn't imagine how much more of a pain it must be to handle a Solo! Kudos to you, sir!
     
  13. David Boulanger

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    No Kudos necessary. But Thanks. There is a reason why Multi Rotors started appearing after the Nintendo Wii came out. Its all about the sensors.
     
  14. Lon Denard

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    I never considered it in that way. It just goes to show that you can always learn something!

    You know, I literally just purchased a "refurbished" unit from Best Buy for $66, so I might just go ahead and see if I can learn to fly it in ACRO mode. I'll just forgo putting a gimbal/camera on it!

    Heck, I have several sets of props, legs, and even a couple motors. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
     
  15. Lon Denard

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    Well, I do have an old Hero HD...
     
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