Phantom Rain post - Flying with a wingman - side by side

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Video shows how the Phantom 4 responds to a second drone in very close air space.
This is going to help us determine how close we fly the drones next to each other in a tandem mission.

The full video is of course posted on Phantomrain.org but we learned a lot as to what we can expect and what is possible.
Obviously we know the Risks involved but this our step 1. Wind is always a constant so will do this again at 20 mph winds most likely settle for 15 max

The funny thing is everything we read about this kind of flying such as the Vacuum effect was not something that was evident at all.
This is why its so critical to do your own testing as you learn so much more .

There were a lot of videos that warned of flying the drones closer than 6 ft but we found 2 to 3 ft just fine. So were thinking of a 4 ft spread for the tandem flying.

How we fly side by side is still up for debate , or who is going to lead the way if we stagger but side by side single file was the most compelling as they both hovered in that spot without fluctuations.

Obviously that came as a complete surprise as I thought it might push the drone forward some but it held.

Much of how this works will also be determined by what software we end up using for the tandem flights.

So this is a Phantom Rain Post - I mumble about stuff i love , if you dont like it, dont watch the video it is kind of boring, no music , just some quick clips and close encounters.


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Making the Phantom 4 the Rock Star as we dial in the angles were going to use for the wing man flights using the Mavic 2 zoom and the Phantom 4 as the lead drone.


 
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I haven’t watched the video yet as I am in an area with no wifi (enjoying Victoria Day long weekend ️- Canada) but you could probably use AutoPilot and set up an AirSpace and do formation flying.

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Update: Tripod mode on the Mavic 2 is so much slower than on the Phantom 4 Pro , thus the Phantom pulled so far away that even with the zoom I was loosing the Position to keep it insight..

The Variables on two different drones types is making this much harder to match speeds. Trial and error now as i we program the missions.

Thus two Mavics or two Phantoms at same speeds would warrant better accuracy.



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Without the zoom looks like this , so big pull away by the Phantom 4 Pro

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