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Flying the phantom in China

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by viveiroscordeiro, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. viveiroscordeiro

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm going to China on vacation, I'll be in Beijing, Shanghai, Xitang, Guiline and countryside. I wonder if someone has flown in China, and if there are many restrictions there. Are they tolerant to drones? ( Phantom 2 + H3-3D + GoPro)
    Regards,
     
  2. IrishSights

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    Maybe if they made them there they might just be a tad tolerant with you :)
     
  3. Mori55

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    Probaly see a lot of them all over the place ! Isn't that where they go when you have a fly away !!
     
  4. IrishSights

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    Intelligence for ya!

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  5. knuckles

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    I thought I read a month or so ago that a tourist flying one near some old buildings taking photo/video was arrested but released. They held the drone and told him they would return it at the airport when he was leaving which they did.
    I'm not 100% sure it was China but it was one of the countries over there with not quite a free government.

    You might want to do some additional checking depending on where you plan to go. I did a web search but I can't find the article now.
     
  6. chapsrlz

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    dont know about the regulations.

    but i know it is prohibited to fly over and near the forbidden city. i read an article about a photographer who flew above it, made some shots and ended arrested in the police station with no phantom during the remaining days of his trip. when he left china a police handed back the phantom at the airport.
     
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    I've always wanted to visit a Chinese prison.
     
  8. OI Photography

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    I believe DJI has included those areas in the restricted flight zones in the NAZA firmware...in fact I think those geofences (forbidden city at least) were in there well before the airport restrictions were introduced.
     
  9. viveiroscordeiro

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    At this point, I think I will left the Phantom at home, and use my Canon... My Girlfriend will be happy!
     
  10. chapsrlz

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    no!

    you should left your girlfriend at home and travel with the phantom :)
     
  11. RichardWendt

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    Every country has their no-fly zone...

    Most of the public place and countryside has less limited.
     
  12. viveiroscordeiro

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    I asked DJI:
    I'm going to continental China in a couple of days, and I have a Phantom 2 + H3-3D... Did you now if it's problematic flying there? Is OK to use a drone in China? Any restrictions?
    They reply:
    "Dear Sir/Madam ;
    Thanks for your support on DJI.
    Currently there is no such restirction in China.
    Best Regards.
    DJI Innovation"
     
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