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What's your Minimum Altitude Flying Over Generic Trees?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jimerb, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. jimerb

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    If you are flying over a bunch of trees that you have not carefully screened one by one (like woods or a Forrest) what altitude won't you fly below?

    I'm trying to see how much of an altitude wimp I am. I stay at 160 feet or above.
     
  2. Air Ontario

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    I usually do 75ft in slightly unfamilar and flat landscape.
    Even then I sometimes ease over them fro a field or lake and watch the screen.
     
  3. Dirty Bird

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    It makes for very dramatic footage to skim just above the tree tops. With your camera level slowly pan around while closely observing your FPV. Generally as long as nothing extends above the horizon you are safe.

     
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    All our trees are on steep sloping hills so there is no set altitude. I just give them a wide berth. Birds like to perch in them as well...........
     
  5. Slackware

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    It's not a woodpecker.
    A better question is, how high to you want to climb in a tree.
    If you really need to, fly at sunrise or sunset and see which tree stays lit the longest. then fly over to it, and read how high. Earth curvature shouldn't make that to far off.
     
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