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  1. J5255

    Apr 17, 2016
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    Ottawa, Canada
    On several occasions I have had proximity false alarms occur while flying toward the sun. The first time it happened the P4 was heading into the sun, 500 m upwind from Home, at 100 m altitude. It made complete stop. I tried different stick inputs, but I could get was vertical motion. After switching to S mode, I was again in control and was able to get home. I have done several test flights to find out the exact conditions it occurs and I find it can happen any time there is a sunlight glare hitting the sensors, with either the sun low to the horizon or sun reflection off water. I also found that RTH does not break the complete stop. In any case, S mode will save the day.
    #1 J5255, May 6, 2016
    Last edited: May 6, 2016
  2. Almasy

    Apr 21, 2016
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    A mode is better. Eliminate GPS problem.
  3. WWK888

    Jan 31, 2016
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    I have experienced the same problem.

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