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Could ingenuity survive if Perservance failed?

No. Perseverance is the communications relay for Ingenuity. Ingenuity uses essentially ZigBee to communicate, the same protocol that possibly your smart bulbs use. ZigBee has a range of about 300m ...
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Is engine thrust noticeably increased near the ground?

In the context of your question, whether there is a thrust-enhancing ground effect either during take-off or terminal landing, the answer is apparently "no". Citing "Mars Exploration ...
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