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Any way to turn off the close to airport warning?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Jaymz, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Jaymz

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    Hi All,

    As per the above title, I was wondering do we know if there is an option to turn off the warning when getting close to an airport. Before I give the wrong impression, I want to just explain my motives....

    I live about 4 miles out from an airport in the UK. its a commercial airport that does not service passenger planes (not that it matters) and I am on the boundary of the warning zone around the airport and so I get the pop up message every few seconds. I'd never fly within or close to the zone, and to be fair I am at home, so again I wouldn't fly around a built up area, but as a cheapskate I have been using my phantom as a hand camera that's gimbled.... Meaning I have no props on and holding the arms and filming footage it allows me to get an ok shot without spending ££££ on a decent camera + something like a DJI Ronin.

    also, not as much I have been messing with the flight sim and again, every few seconds I get the popup about being near an airport.

    I'm using the latest version of the iOS pilot app with an iPad air.
     
  2. barefootbeachcombing

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    Put foil on top of the Phantom to block the GPS?
     
  3. F6Rider

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    No way to turn it off, be aware the foil idea will work BUT you will be flying in P-Opti mode all the time. (read manual) Best thing to do is move outside the limit to fly.
     
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  4. barefootbeachcombing

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    But the OP indicated that his concern is using the Phantom handheld (ie NOT while flying).
     
  5. Jaymz

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    Thanks, Totally correct. I have no intention on flying while within the zone. I will give the Foil idea a try.

    Thanks!
     
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    Find a new place to fly. Don’t be stupid.
     
  7. Jaymz

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    I'm assuming either English is not your primary language or you didn't actually read my post?

    Either way thanks for the constructive comment.....
     
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    Some people seem to only read the thread title and not the actual posts. SMH
     
  9. F6Rider

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    You're correct, I did miss that one sentence out of the entire post. Still holds though, the only way to get rid of the pop up is to either disable the GPS by blocking it's signal, or move out of the no-fly zone to do your filming, either by hand or flying.