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I agree it’s easier for the drone to follow from the rear. I’m curious if you have experimented with ”fixed” vs “motion” track when following from the front?
I'm not sure of the names of the modes compared to the display, but I'm almost always using the mode where it shows a circle with a sector blacked out indicating drone's orientation. I should test the other mode (whichever one that is). What I noticed with this drone and my other one, when it's in front and you make a turn which of course it can't predict the drone has to sweep over, there's a good bit of side to side in it's travel when the trail is curvy, I've gotten some great video doing exactly that. The last couple times I've kept it toward the back though.

I was pretty happy with the day's flights, 5 full flights with zero drama. One time I did have to kneel down to catch the drone with my hand because I started landing too far away. Totally my fault.
 

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I made a lanyard and it clips on to the strap for my backpack. It fits into a pocket on the strap but I leave it out hanging when the drone is flying.

I've found that filming a motorcycle the drone does best if it's following, the path is smoother and less reactionary unlike if it's in front of you filming backwards and you turn, then it has to rush to get back in position. It's out of sight most of the time so I look back allot more which will definitely screw you up when riding if you're not careful.

In the follow mode out in the desert all you really have to watch is the drone's battery, it follows flawlessly for miles.
Makes sense that the drone can follow you better from the rear. That way it has a better view of the possible landscape in front of you and it can better predict possible turns you might make.

Too bad that there's no way to provide you a simple audio alert when the distance between you and the drone exceeds a chosen maximum distance.

Until you heard the alert you wouldn't have to turn around and check-up on the drones location.
 

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Makes sense that the drone can follow you better from the rear. That way it has a better view of the possible landscape in front of you and it can better predict possible turns you might make.

Too bad that there's no way to provide you a simple audio alert when the distance between you and the drone exceeds a chosen maximum distance.

Until you heard the alert you wouldn't have to turn around and check-up on the drones location.
It kinda does, when it looses the connection the beacon will beep but by that time there could be allot of area to search esp if I'm moving pretty good.
 

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It kinda does, when it looses the connection the beacon will beep but by that time there could be allot of area to search esp if I'm moving pretty good.
Wasn't aware of the lose of connection beep you refer to ....:oops:

Does it beep under any other scenario?
 

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Wasn't aware of the lose of connection beep you refer to ....:oops:

Does it beep under any other scenario?
Battery getting low, I often don't hear it riding with my helmet on.
 

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Thanks for the feedback.... (y)

Don't some helmets offer a Wifi connection/speaker to get around that problem?
Not that would help you to hear the beep over the other sounds. I just keep an eye on it but I wish the battery life was displayed in larger text, it's kind of hard to read at a glance.
 

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Not that would help you to hear the beep over the other sounds. I just keep an eye on it but I wish the battery life was displayed in larger text, it's kind of hard to read at a glance.
Understood.... bad spots in your path need to command most of your attention.
 

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