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Best settings / advice to fly safety under a bridge with a Mavic Air, Mavic Pro, Phantom Pro, etc…

Les meilleurs conseils / réglages pour passer sous un pont avec un drone, que ce soit un Mavic Air, un Mavic Pro, un Phantom Pro, etc…


  1. Willem deMol on April 10, 2021 at 1:02 am

    What about control-settings? You should let your drone hover in case of lost contact. It appears to me that it tried to RTH. Am i wright?

  2. VEGA toronto on April 10, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Sorry about what happened. was just my self trying today under a triple one her ein Toronto. Almost lost it but it went well. Sound advice all of them

  3. R Bailey on April 10, 2021 at 1:04 am

    So sorry for you 😢 I had a very similar situation with a Mavic Pro whilst flying slowly under an arched stone bridge. Thankfully, I could see the drone from the riverbank and I was controlling the drone from behind, so left was left and right was right (rather than facing the drone). Like your situation, as soon as it lost gps, it drifted to the left and upwards. I managed to quickly correct it and continue through but boy, it was close!
    For my 2nd attempt, i did a few practice runs to line up with the dead centre of the arch then flew through at speed. It worked and looked very effective.
    Another point is that I ensure that my insurance covers me for Accidental Loss ‘without’ having to produce the drone. How can one produce the drone when it’s been swept downstream or ends up in the sea?

  4. gianbrasa on April 10, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Me and my friends just crashed two mavics today because of a bridge… one fall like yours in the river and the other one was uncontrollable and flew in a tree 🙁

  5. Tomate Chines on April 10, 2021 at 1:07 am

    are you from france?

  6. Ansfidine Youssouf on April 10, 2021 at 1:20 am

    i got a compass error tonight i was fly under a metalic bridge and the drone was trying to land on the water

  7. Mike Russell on April 10, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Nice video – thank you. I am sorry your drone was lost.

    I disagree about the floats and even the prop guards, but I think it’s natural to be cautious like this after losing a drone.

    Fly in line of sight, from the side, so that your drone gets a clear signal. Set "When signal is lost" to "Hover". That way the drone will stay in place if the RC signal is lost. Before going under the bridge, make sure you are low enough to see the far edge of underside of the bridge.

    Again, thanks for providing this video – we all need to learn from one another’s mistakes.

  8. Ziperek on April 10, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Oh no 😔really nice movie you made, can I use the crash to my compilation? Of course I will give the link in the description as standard

  9. tbsdrummer87 on April 10, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Man, I was a dumbass and flew mine through a culvert under the road about 25 feet long and it did the same thing and all I heard was that grind and bang on the metal and a SPLOOSH and she went under. I dove in (it was winter) and I found it in 5 feet of water. Soaking wet I took it home and sank it in rubbing alcohol and dried it in rice and she was flying like new two days later. Never going under a structure again

  10. Drone Crashes on April 10, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Great information, well done, do you have the video of the actual crash with out it being slowed frame by frame ?

  11. Gavin Blackford on April 10, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Great tips … I was wondering can you set RTH height low enough that if you do lose signal it would RTH low enough to come back out with hitting the underneath of the bridge ?

  12. justasbc on April 10, 2021 at 1:58 am

    I lost my Mavic Pro the other day to a very similar situation.  It was a small 1 lane bridge (that I was standing on, I hadn’t seen this advice), and it went straight under the bridge, and when it came out it was at an angle and hit some trees.  The Mavic dropped into the water.  The problem is, that it happened near the top of a waterfall, and its winter now.  Its not worth going in the water at this moment for it.  I will see if I can get it if the water lowers a little bit.  Glad you got yours back.

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