The drone’s obstacle avoidance (OA) system relies on stereo cameras, located on each side of the main camera. Make sure the lenses of the stereo camera are always perfectly clean: you can use a drop of specialized (photo) lens cleaning liquid to ensure the cleanliness of the optics.
The OA system is activated through the Quick Settings and its status is displayed on the HUD, through a shield icon in the top bar:
- grey: OA deactivated
- green: OA activated and operating optimally
- orange: OA activated, degraded operation
- red: OA activated, but inoperative
Parrot strongly recommends deactivating the OA whenever the icon is NOT green – unlike in the following screenshot.