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Can I even take off?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Roofer, May 18, 2015.

  1. Roofer

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    Hello all,

    I had intended on using a phantom 3 to take pictures of my completed construction projects; most of my work is near U.S. zip code 22311.

    Looking on the no fly zone map it appears I will not be able to even take off anywhere near where I live and work.

    Could anyone shed some light on the meaning of the "special zone" and what it would mean for me?

    Thank you for reading
     
  2. IflyinWY

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    Go to the Feds and get a permit..
     
  3. TeamYankee

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  4. Norris04

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    What if you fly in ATTI mode and use a tether? I've got a similar circumstance with my P2V v.3.
     
  5. Roofer

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    So from what I've gathered it seems like I won't even be able to fire up the motors- is this correct?
    Will the device be completely disabled due to its proximity to the special no-fly zone?
     
  6. Marlin009

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    There was a thread a while back regarding flying a P2 next to an airport, in a hanger. Blocking the GPS signal he was able to fly in ATTI. That might work outside with the P3, I have no idea. Doesn't sound good for your intended use.
     
  7. cnynctry

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    Correct. Programing within the Phantom 3 will not allow you. Lots of areas even when you have permission from air traffic control. If the bird knows where you are and within a no fly zone it wont start. You can turn on the camera and take pictures and videos. Just not fly.
     
  8. Woods

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    My advice. Don't try to work around a way to fly it there.
    If you fly in that area, you're adding to the list of people damaging the hobby.
    Just my opinion.
     
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  9. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Wrong choice of drone I'm afraid, you would be better off with a different brand, it may not be legal but it's probably what I'd do.
     
  10. Fplvert

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    Get a P2V+ running 1.08 firmware.
     
  11. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    I'd trade ya my p2v+ v3 running 1.08 for your p3 ;)
     
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