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FlightPlan went to the first programmed waypoint, then zoomed straight up, past the set altitude

BenMcCormick

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OK. What am I doing wrong? This is not only unacceptable, but dangerous.
If altitude settings can not be trusted, it could take a dirt nap right into the fountain or pond
 

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It's a little difficult to see, but the waypoint altitude partially hidden by the plus icon seems to read 1879. That would certainly do it! I have found that on the small smartphone screen it is ridiculously easy to change a waypoint's altitude without realizing it. Before doing the last Save I have to zoom in and very carefully pan around the FP making sure not to change anything.

When I got TeamViewer to work it made life a LOT easier when creating Flight Plans.
 
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Thanks, come to think of it, when I went back to the saved route, I did see the 2nd point high. I thought it got changed after the flight, but apparently not. On the second attempt, after I “fixed” waypoint 2, the drone just stayed on waypoint 1 and gave me an “corrupt file” message.
One other thing I did wrong, was not placing waypoint 1 at the launch point, to get altitude, making sure it cleared the fence. I came too close for comfort to the fence taking off.
The second thing I did wrong, was that I didn’t download the map before starting the new route.
I tried TeamViewer, but was having difficulty zooming in and out. The mouse wheel scrolled the screen up and down.
 

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...One other thing I did wrong, was not placing waypoint 1 at the launch point, to get altitude, making sure it cleared the fence. I came too close for comfort to the fence taking off....
You and quite a few others!!! I always fly it straight up to about 50-100 feet manually before engaging the FP.

TeamViewer works OK on my laptop but it crashes after about 5 minutes so I have to keep saving the plan. There may be a key control for zooming, I've only used it a couple of times.

Don't try to adjust anything on the FP while it's executing except camera angle.
 

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