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Travel mode - or, the irony of the Inspire 1...

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Donnie Frank, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Donnie Frank

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    The irony of the Inspire 1...

    To put the Inspire 1 into travel mode, make sure it's on a smooth, reflective surface. Like glass. But not glass....<:^/

    After 15 minutes of failing miserably at trying to get my Inspire into travel mode on my girlfriend's glass table, I realized that maybe the bottom sensor had something to do with it. So I put a place mat under the sensor. Still no workie. She tries to raise her landing gear completely (my Inspire, not my girlfriend)....hmmmm...

    So I thought, "Well...maybe it'll work on the floor." And sure enough, on the tile floor, she goes into travel mode just fine. So let that be a lesson to you:

    DJI wants a "smooth like glass" surface, but not glass. Okay...check....<:^/
     
  2. Legend

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    Well, it makes sense... The sensor needs to see the ground. It sees through the glass... Common sense folks
     
  3. MacDyver

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    Did the girlfriend go into travel mode or the drone? You need to clarify these things!
    Anyway thanks for the great laugh!
     
  4. GuyNamedLindsey

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    :D

    Keep the ladies out of travel mode, other wise you'll be trying to get them to RTH.
     
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  5. Raphael Dahan

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    Nice humor :D
     
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  6. Donnie Frank

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    Can you explain why it didn't see the place mat?
     
  7. Donnie Frank

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    Please check the clarification in parenthesis.

    "She tries to raise her landing gear completely (my Inspire, not my girlfriend)....hmmmm..."
     
  8. MacDyver

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    I was just being silly, if I offended you or in any way disrespected your lady friend please accept my most humble apology.
    Mac.
     
  9. Donnie Frank

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    Not offended at all. I just thought you missed the qualification.....<;^)
     
  10. emtea

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    I use my inspire case as a platform for lowering it into travel mode. Works better than any surface I've tried at home or out and about.
     
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    I always assumed it used the sonar since it's the only way to determine the distance (because unlike the phantom 4, the inspire only have one optical sensor below), so a hard, acousticreflective surface (like glass) should work perfectly, while a soft surface, like a mat, would not work, or at best work really bad. So if it's not working on a glass table, something is wrong with your inspire.
     
  12. Donnie Frank

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    The problem with that theory is it works perfectly on the tile floor or the Inspire case - 100% of the time.

    Thoughts?