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Posted by turbinefancy | Feb 23, 2018 @ 06:41 PM | 9,104 Views
Go fast or go slow, the Sebart PC-21 makes practicing precision aerobatics easy and looks great doing it!

Sebart PC-21 Close-in Aerobatics Demo (unedited) (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Feb 22, 2018 @ 12:10 AM | 8,686 Views
Before buying the Mavic Pro, I was intrigued by its “Active Track” function, thinking that it can follow my plane around. It turns out the AT function works quite well tracking surface moving targets. It fails quite miserably at tracking airborn targets, with changing of back ground from ground to sky, sudden and fast moves of aircraft, especially changing flight phase, ie. takeoff, landing, maneuvering etc. The only conditions where it works tracking a airborne targets is when the target moves in a very benign manner with little altitude and angular change relative to the drone, essentially mimicking how a surface target moves. So if anyone is considering buying a Mavic Pro to autonomously film aerial footage of planes, don’t!

Here is a successful attempt after dozens of tries following a plane through takeoff. Any closer, the angular change would be too great for AT to follow:

Test RC Plane Chase with Mavic Pro Active Track- Raw (0 min 40 sec)