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I [don't] have approval to fly above 500m, but is it possible?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by ANS, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. ANS

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    I have approval from authorities to fly above 500m, but is it possible? I have the latest firmware for P3 Advanced.

    (Bonus points if we manage to keep this thread on topic without questioning the OP's abilities/experience/sense of personal responsibility, etc. I won't be flying drunk with a Glock attached to the drone while at an airport or anything - as mentioned above, this is a sanctioned, supervised and approved event.)

    Thanks for any thoughts or support!
     
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    When you hit 500m it will stop ascending. There were rumours of hitting RTH then that would allow you to manually over-ride that, but I haven't tried it. 500 is pretty high - at least it was the one time I tried it. Make sure you have enough battery to get back down!
     
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    Not much to see at 500m with a 12MP camera, the max height i found that could make nice photos/videos is 250m, anything over that is to high(At least its what i believe...)
     
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  4. msinger

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    It's not possible to fly over 500m high.
     
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    I "think" I read where DJI patched the RTH and keep ascending bug but that's only a hunch. I've not tried it personally.

    It must be nice to live in a place where you can get approval to fly over 500M. Safe flights and DO share the pics/video so we can all be envious :)
     
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  6. Davphys

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    You won't be getting any pics because the 500m limit is hardwired into the firmware and all workarounds have been patched. DJI also has explained that they will never allow this ability.


     
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    What authorities have approved this?

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  8. tcope

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    What would you get approval without knowing if it can even be done? I think I'd buy the car before I bought gas for it.
     
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  9. Imabiggles

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    Doesnt Litchi allow >500meters or was that only on the older version?
     
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    No.
     
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  11. Davphys

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    Again, Litchi used to, but it was referencing an old firmware version that no longer exists. Again, the limit is hardwired into the Phantom. No ways to get around it, and frankly, no reason to ever want to.
     
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    Dang, I thought it was 1500m not 1500' lol
    I'm new and have only done 301' and was sweating and nervous at that, enough to yell for the wife to come out with her phone to video how scared I was, when the weather breaks I was going to go for 1000' maybe I'll just do 500' now..
     
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    Sure. Take off from a mountain top and fly over the valley.
     
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    How about bonus points if you explain where you are exactly and from whom you got permission to fly above 500m? Sanctioned and supervised? By whom?

    Not that I don't believe you. Because, you know... of course I do. Just curious.
     
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  15. CactusJackSlade

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    This limit annoys me quite a bit.... for flat lander flying, then yes the 500 meter limit is fine... when you are in mountainous or canyon country I have bounced off that limit a few times and have NOT been able to go high enough to reach my objective.... mind you I was never above 400 AGL, but I was simply maxed out above my take off height. When you follow the contour of a hill or up a canyon this height limit is too easily reached with my projects.

    This is one reason I will always have a P2 or one of my other birds flying with a Naza M or other controller that have no such limits.
     
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  16. Mark The Droner

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    <pin drop>
     
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    No explanation needed. It's business of his own, and nobody else needs to know of this, unless of course he feels like sharing this detail.


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    Thanks for helping thread stay on topic! And thanks to all for their answers!!
     
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    Contact DJI through your authorities to unlock your P3 to fly higher than 500m
     
  20. Davphys

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    And.....that would be BS. Once again, it is hardwired into the firmware on the aircraft. DJI simply doesn't "specially" give you a new aircraft that can do this because you had your "authorities" call. This is nonsense.