Does anyone have experience with flying IRIS near suburban electrical power lines and transformers?
There are many online videos of UAVs flying in suburban settings with visible utility poles and lines.
Since EMF attenuates rapidly with the square of the distance, what is the danger zone for flying an IRIS above, below, or along these utility lines.
Also, what is a safe distance to launch and land. Is 50 feet away from lines and transformers sufficient for establishing a good GPS lock.
Major concerns are the electromagnetic effects on the Pixhawk, the onboard compass, the GPS, and other onboard electronics, Interference with the FlySky transmitter-receiver links can be tested before any flight attempts.
We have typical 60 Hz distribution line voltage at something like 7,200 volts running through the neighborhood on three wires (with a fourth ground wire lower on the pole) and a transformer drum every 50 yards or so.
Using a Trifield Meter the maximum Electric field readings were 500 volts/meter within 10 or 12 feet of the utility lines and 30 feet from the transformer drum. Magnetic field readings were minimal, under 2 milligauss at the same locations.