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Flying at negative altitude

Thanev

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Went out yesterday and flew in an area with dead grass about a foot tall.Wanted a cushion if something happened .
Took off and proceeded to fly downhill to about -3m .Flew back up to the takeoff point with no wobbles or unwanted results.Will try and find a safe area with more of a height difference.
Has anyone else flown lower than their takeoff point,and if so,how much of a height difference ?
 
I've not had any issues flying lower than my take off position, doing this at the local beach where I launched from the top of the cliffs & going about 40 metres below that point with no issues at all when flying manually.

I understand this to only be an issue when trying to achieve this same thing using the Flight Plan feature.
 
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I've not had any issues flying lower than my take off position, doing this at the local beach where I launched from the top of the cliffs & going about 40 metres below that point with no issues at all when flying manually.

I understand this to only be an issue when trying to achieve this same thing using the Flight Plan feature.
Thank you ! That will expand my flying area immensely.
 
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Went out yesterday and flew in an area with dead grass about a foot tall.Wanted a cushion if something happened .
Took off and proceeded to fly downhill to about -3m .Flew back up to the takeoff point with no wobbles or unwanted results.Will try and find a safe area with more of a height difference.
Has anyone else flown lower than their takeoff point,and if so,how much of a height difference ?

Yes there are no problems flying at negative heights in manual mode at all. Even RTH works properly if you lose the connection.

Regards, Leif.
 
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