DJI A2 and Cruise Ship out at Sea

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  1. Stephan Christian

    Stephan Christian New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    We have an upcoming job and wanted to see if anyone had experience or knowledge with flying next to a cruise ship out on sea.

    We were hired to film a cruise ship at several ports and also out on sea, its one the major cruise ships.

    Do you think we will have any issues with interference and the DJI A2 due to all the on board electronics on the ship?

    We currently use a futaba for the pilots remote and a graupner for the camera op's remote.

    Look forward to hearing everyones thoughts

     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    GPS return to home will be useless if the ship is moving. Compass may also be unreliable because of the ship's massive amount of steel and RFI. ATTI mode should be OK, but it'd be a good idea to do some serious radio checks before leaving port. A Failsafe could mean losing the machine.
     
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  4. Stephan Christian

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    Thanks Steve and Andy for all the info. We always fly in ATTI mode and are used to flying in strong winds, the wind meter is a good idea though. Our major concern is mostly the interference with the actual ship and its radar/electronics.

    Thanks,

    Stephan
     
  5. Josh Lambeth

    Josh Lambeth Well-Known Member

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    Stay away from the Radar... if you get to close it will kill your radio link.
     

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