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Litchi height limit?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Cynical, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Cynical

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    Hi guys
    Do Litchi have height limit nowadays? Seen a few videos of amazing over the clouds shots. But are those days over when you can get over 500m?
     
  2. happydays

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    AFAIK all P3s are limited to 500m - which is really pretty high.
     
  3. RoyVa

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    Sorry but those amazing over the clouds shots are now in most countries illegal so to speak. The height restriction to keep hobiest out of controlled air space is a height limit of 400 ft. Have to be really low clouds to get down to there. Might get a few shots in the mountains that low.
     
  4. tcope

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    400' is a recommended limit given by the FAA (US), it's not where controlled airspace begins. 400' is certainly a good catch all limit when flying. It should only need to be adjusted when flying closer than 5 miles to an airport.
     
  5. DiluxEdition

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    clouds here in nyc usually start at 1 mile high. so your battery will be half dead by the time you get there (forget about getting through the thick clouds at that point, your p3 is also not waterproof). also you will be pushing the limits of the battery and will likely get low cell errors and it will start auto landing (potentially causing the p3 to land where you cant get it), especially in cold weather.
     
  6. wawakool

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    I think that there can be a sort of automatic limit lift based on region by gps. example near high mountain 800ft .. the gps could set limit automatically to 1200 fr or more with a limited radius so that we can shot on top of mountains ect .. specially mountains and placed where there are no plane passing by. Maybe dji could think about it :) :) :)
     
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    Keith : Those regulations do not apply to Drones less than 55#. All of the craft mentioned need Pilots license Here are the FAA guidelines from their site
    • Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
    • Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
    • Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
    • Don't fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the airport and control tower before flying
    • Don't fly near people or stadiums
    • Don't fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs
    • Don't be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft – you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft
     
  8. Mark The Droner

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    Nothing you posted shows anything in my post is incorrect and only confirms what I posted.
     
  10. wawakool

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    Hello thanks so much for all the info you bring about law violation i would like to know if the law apply to isolated island on which planes do not pass by. Isolated island on which you shall travel by boat because there are no plane and not helicopters here. Does those rules applies ?
     
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    Hello thanks so much for all the info you bring about law violation i would like to know if the law apply to isolated island on which planes do not pass by. Isolated island on which you shall travel by boat because there are no plane and not helicopters here. Does those rules applies ? Thank you co much very instructive what you said. thanks a lot.
     
  12. Mark The Droner

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    I suggest reading AC 91-57A which is likely more accurate than what you might read in some of the posts in this thread.
     
  13. Davphys

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    Absolutely. The 400ft is a guideline and not a statute as it applies to UAVs in the weight class of a Phantom/Inspire.
     
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    And again, you would be incorrect. It's _not_ a law and "controlled airspace" begins 1" off the ground.

    I'm not advocating flying above 400', I'm just stating that flying above 400' is not illegal and it's not where controlled airspace begins.
     
  15. Davphys

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    You are correct. I am also not advocating flying higher than 400' but when people claim the 400' limit is some sort of codified law and it is illegal to do so, (especially when they claim that with such certainty) - it truly shows how misinformed they are.


     
  16. Davphys

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    Sorry dude - the rules you cited are for N-numbered aircraft, not UAS between 0.5lb-->55lb. That is why they talk about safety harnesses and crew members in the same subsection. You may want to actually read the rules in their entirety or consult with someone more versed in the area before assuming anything else.

    But to help you out, I will quote the FAA rules here directly off their website:

    "Individuals flying for hobby or recreation are strongly encouraged to follow safety guidelines, which include:

    • Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
    • Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
    • Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
    • Don't fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the airport and control tower before flying
    • Don't fly near people or stadiums
    • Don't fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs
    • Don't be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft – you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft"



     
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  17. Davphys

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    Thanks for your editorial Keith, but the issue originally was that it was a guideline, not a law. It's a guidelineAnd that was proven to you. You may also want to decrease the font size you use.


     
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  18. Davphys

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    They would make more sense then ;)
     
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