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You can actually do autonomous flights using a 3rd party app. One of my favorite app is called Litchi. Below is the link to the Litchi Mission Hub where you can see how I was able to assign waypoints and used a radio tower as my point of interest (POI). The Phantom flew the mission, never taking its camera off the subject to accomplish that smooth pan and tilt.


Mission hub: https://flylitchi.com/hub?m=FaaDbnEPs2

Video footage of this practice run:


The video is boring, to be honest. It's a practice run for me to try out the autonomous features. By autonomous, I mean that in this particular flight, the bird flew beyond visual line-of-sight (VLOS) and out of range of both the remote controller and live video feed, 75% of of the whole flight path. It was quite daunting waiting for the drone to come back within range.

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It would be cool if he could program it to run the fence line and come back.  I love how you can assign it to follow something.  I'm thinking  program it to follow my kids when they go to the neighbors house.  Then have it return.  Such a fun device.  I wonder if you could take it on a cruise ship and fly it over some glaciers or islands or something?


That's a pretty good idea.

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