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CHALLENGE: can I fly my drone 8 km to my holiday house and land it on the terrace?

September 29, 2019


I’m at the same spot again from where I successfully connected to the Phantom out there on the terrace of my holiday home I launched it I landed it after that I thought I can’t fly over there I tried that from over that spot and I did not succeed after one and a half kilometers I already lost my signal and it wanted to return home and I don’t know exactly what the reason is it might be either trees out there or it might be maybe the atmosphere that there was a lot of moist in the air more than there is now but also because of this big antenna maybe that interferes and I’ve been thinking I might have been flying too high that time and I want to retry it because I successfully connected from here and it means I have to be able to fly it over there too now I’m like okay I might lose signal two or three times and even be able to get out there so I will let it go up get the signal back move on I will try again I have investigated the areas in between where I can possibly land if I don’t have enough battery to get to my house and the worst case I lose my phantom if it if it drops in a in a canyon so it’s nice out here sun is shining nice very clear and I want to do it I’m gonna launch [Music] all right there we go set the camera down a little bit like this and one thing I want to do is I want to descend much quicker than I did on the other day [Music] so I might stay under the antenna you know what I mean [Music] so I will fly a little bit more to the left this is right in the direction of my house [Music] as well as to the closest why emergency landing zone [Music] I feel like it’s going a little bit better than last time but I’m still at 750 meters and that’s halfway where the trouble came the other day don’t want to descend too fast [Music] [Music] all right so one kilometers 91% which is very good [Music] over to the left [Music] keep on track [Music] I’ve looked on Google Earth how my village looks like from this direction and and where my house is compared to that and so I exactly know where my village is and where my house is and there are like three green zones in that village and I have to have the first one and at the end of that zone there is my house and my Terrace so I’m almost exactly flying there I have to go a little bit to the right if it wants to obey me yeah like that all right very good I’m not too low and not too high I want to keep this line because I feel like it’s the perfect line and I’m at two plus kilometers and at 85% wow that’s very good if it continues like this I’m easily gonna make it I’m a little bit nervous my heart rate is up but thinks looks look good right now go a little bit to the left you know like this okay the first emergency landing zone is in sight we have it in full view the horizon is not exactly straight bar that is not something I’m gonna bother about right now I want to go down more I feel like I’m too I I’m too high go down go down go down and a single got bad I got one red bar I got two red bars I’m pointing my transmitter in the right direction all right then I want to go a little bit to the right to keep on track it might be a little bit too low I might have to stand up maybe I think it is all right again now I have four bars so I’ll just continue like this two bars that’s not good this is four bars maybe I have to keep pointing into this direction it can be that my body is a little bit off the right angle now I turned a little bit to the right and it got better two bars now I do not want to descend too quickly no I have to cancel this cancel all right what happened I’m still flying on but not descending anymore okay so that was the one of the things that I knew would happen it will say at one point battery is too low and I have to I had to cancel that which I did successfully now I’m losing signal I got it back I got three now four don’t I got one the signal is bad I’m not going to descend now oh I’m pointing into the wrong direction now I got c4 again I put my goggles off just to see where I’m going alright that was a little bit sneaky but I’m still going I want to descend more now but not too much I know that this area is a lot lower if I go too low I will lose signal because then there will be mounted this in between so oh we just have another look like this I should be directing it like this it might be tricky to land on the terrace go down I definitely get more bad signal into that at lost signal it got it back I’m at almost six Columbus and occasionally it looks like the signal is gone and then it comes back again and then it is good again but if it’s like this I I can make it I think I might want to descend more now I’m over six kilometers now you can see my house already it’s about in the middle now the signal got bad and now it’s very good again I’m in a half battery it’s a lot more then I would have thought it gives me a lot of opportunity to land on the terrace signal is bad it’s like yeah it’s still on it’s jumping a little bit over here I can see the brown zone before the house have a look where I’m pointing so in the worst case I’m going to land over there fifty percent battery level still have to descend quite some and I’ve I have to go another almost another kilometer say no it’s bad swallow fly straight without descending yeah still but I can see the terrace it’s in the middle of my screen I hope I get the signal back I get it back now I think I’m almost yeah I’m all I’m right above my terrace like this I have to position it quite precise in order to really land it there I might lose signal [Music] so all right this is exactly above I’m going to descend I have to go oh not not like that it’s having trouble with the signal I have to go a little bit to the right come on I want my signal back oh alright I got the signal back alright I’m going to position it exactly no please i want my signal back yeah a little bit for descend more descend more a little bit forward over to that a little bit too right like this is going very well yeah I did it I did it I landed eight kilometres away from here from up the mountain all the way all my terrors huh basically without a problem without any problem I the signal was down a couple of times you know but not really bad it was a good flight wow that’s just I’m I yeah yeah that’s just great man that was just awesome I’m very happy that I did this that I not got scared away late I’m gonna zoom in to the Saracen off you can definitely not see a phantom you can see my house without a year [Music] look at the smile on my face man and you know with 40 percent battery life it feels like I could have been fine even though up further like 10 or so I set myself a challenge and I succeeded and I hope you all liked the video give me a thumbs up subscribe to my channel because there should be more of it on uh which is so I do think the key to why I was able to succeed was I had to be on this location and not over there and flying lower I think that helped too and I also think probably atmosphere because there’s not so much moist in here I think all three contributed to the success of this and I’m so happy I just did not quit man [Music] see this that’s a motto for life now give up there’s always hope there’s always a door is always opportunity just don’t give up and like if this road is a dead-end and try it from a different direction

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