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Claimed Altitudes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thomas Cole, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Thomas Cole

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    Just checking to see peoples views. Both the new Karma and Mavic specs are showing 14000-16000 altitude rating. Are these operating altitudes?

    I assume both new models are restricted to the 500 Metre (16,460 ft) fly to limit we experience on other drones.

    I know people frown upon higher altitude flying, but i have seen the need as when flying in Europe and wanting to see the whole amazing layout of a fortified town.

    Any input thx.
     
  2. tml4191

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    If it get's disconnected ,when it's all the way up, does it return to home the same way?
     
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  3. msinger

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    The Mavic will be limited to 500M above the takeoff point.
     
  4. alokbhargava

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    Though Mavic is restricted to 500m above take off point, its maximum flying height above sea level is 5000m:

    Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 16404 feet (5000 m)

    In short, if you live at an altitude of 16000 feet, you can safely fly at 400' above ground.
     
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  5. kennedye

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    If you had a really good battery and no wind (and if the firmware would let you do it), at max vertical acceleration you could get a P3 up to 6000 meters in 20 minutes. At which point you'd better have a parachute rigged up or something, because it will start descending a lot faster than three meters per second...
     
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