Yes, it will be a big loss. I don’t really understand indoor drone flying. Certainly, not in a house with a wife and decorator like mine. Maybe with a nano with blade guards but what’s the point? Certainly not hi-res
photography. Even in the barn, there are too many things in the way of enjoyable flights. Now that I have worked out the intricacies of geo-fence and and RTL, I am able to fly confidently on my 10 acres. Auto take off and land is not the same as RTL which is return to launch, a GPS function. A nice addition to the video capability would be some form of image stabilization along with 1080P.
I’m not sure about the issues with GPS. My experience has been that GPS is much less of a problem than the accelerometers. I have often had to recalibrate the accelerometers to fix drift problems. GPS stability has been great. Using Pos_hold, the Sky-Viper will hold it’s position ind winds strong enough to blow my hat off. It will pitch over very dramatically into the wind and stay in place. It will twitch a little to counter the gusts but as long as the battery last, she will stay put.
I have a strong faith in the reliability of GPS going back almost 20 years. Early GPS had some accuracy issues, but with the advent of Differential GPS and more satellites, I installed it on my sailboat and used it to navigate from the Chesapeake Bay to and throughout The Bahamas for 10 years. The longest fully autonomous passage that I made was 98 nautical miles, from West Palm Beach in Florida to Great Sale Cay in the Abacos, crossing the Gulf Stream and entering the Bahama Banks relying totally on the Autopilot as I just sat and watched, hands off for about 20 hours. I made that trip several times, but usually had to take control or alter course to avoid ships in the Gulf Stream.
I don’t expect a Skyviper to fly 100 miles but I do get a kick from autonomous missions.