- Aug 20, 2015
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Been flying by sight . what a safe distance with out problems
It not only depends on the craft.Been flying by sight . what a safe distance with out problems
It not only depends on the craft.
The pilot is responsible at all times. Now what happens when you lose videolink at 3km distance. You probably want to hit RTH. How can you tell at that time the bird will actually return safely? You just pray and wait, at best.
Not responsible at all. Keep it VLOS all times. This is not a light plastic toy that only causes a light injury when it falls on someone. It's 3kg, coming down with max 24m/sec, if it crashes, with 72 kilogram force.
Imagine someone drops a steel or concrete brick weighing 72kg from 1 meter high on your head.
True. If I fly out beyond VLOS (I admit I did in the recent past, many times, for as far as my video reception worked, over 2km) it was always over the lake, for the same reasons you mention. Unfortunately we have no desert here, just a lot of water.But then again.. taking all the possible precautions and obeying the laws of your state or country,
you should have a great day and not an apocalyptic one like above...........
Also where you fly has also a great bearing on your achieveable distances.... I quite love flying out to sea.. nobody will care if it ditches 2 miles out.. my loss
If your strictly flying by line of sight then the limiting factor is your eyes. You will have full control way beyond what your eyes are capable of. Another thing to consider while flying vlos is the farther away you get the harder it is to tell how close or far away from something you are. Depth perception diminishes considerably the farther away you get.Been flying by sight . what a safe distance with out problems