Thanks. I appreciate the answer. I will try going along the ground and within line of sight.I have done flights around high tension power lines within 20 feet and a power substation less than 100 feet away and experienced no warnings during the flight.
The compass, map, and Spark seemed to work fine.
There was a video posted here a couple of years ago when the Spark flew between the wires by accident when the pilot lost sight of it. Yikes!
I know power stations are usually considered a NFZ (critical infrastructure).
if possible, steer clear of the power lines so you won't have a day like this....*
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* staged photo. No Sparks or power grids were harmed.
Good to know. I was able to fly my spark near to the ground yesterday under transmission lines without experiencing any difficulties. Thanks.You must also realize that different power lines transmit power at different voltages and can have a range of different effects. In the U.S., long distance transmission lines can have up to 765,000 volts while local transmission lines are typically at 13,800 volts.
I haven't had any signal problems either around a cell tower, but there may be other transmitters on the mast that may cause an issue.as well a a cellular tower
I fly around high tension power lines regularly without any interference. And this is what I would expect because, regardless of the voltage these lines are carrying, they are alternating the current at only 60 cycles per second (60Hz). So while the amplitude (strength) of the radio waves generated are strong, the frequency is many millions of times slower than the frequencies at which our remotes and drones communicate (2.8 or 5.6GHz). If there is any potential for interference it would be from the steel structures themselves, and that doesn’t seem to be a problem in the real world.My flight plan, in the USA, calls for me to fly my Spark under or over high power transmission lines. How high or low can I fly without electrical interference?
Please do Medley, would make for a great post for sure!I have some interesting video from the event, and may do a post-mortem post to share the story.