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More NFZ BS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by edraven, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. edraven

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    Since I have a P3 Standard, which has no beta firmware available, I cannot unlock NFZ's: Android Beta issues with NFZ

    Since I live inside the OAK airport NFZ, I drove outside of where the map is showing the NFZ:

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    But after setting everything up there, and connecting to the bird, a second NFZ appears out of nowhere, also centered on OAK:

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    As soon as I disconnect, the map goes back to how it was before, with only one small NFZ. The map at: DJI - The World Leader in Camera Drones/Quadcopters for Aerial Photography also only shows the single smaller NFZ.

    I'm getting really fed up with DJI.
     
  2. P3S 101

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    I'm within 5 miles of jfk airport in ny and i get no nfz
     
  3. Sabalon

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    The second larger circle looks to be the 5 mile radius one. Weird that both would only show the 1.5mile radius one originally. It's almost like the maps are just showing that there is an airport there - Looking at Atlanta airport - it does the same thing. It's almost like the circle is just big enough to encompass the airport property.
     
  4. Mark The Droner

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    You're right in alignment with the runway! Could it be the software takes that into consideration?
     
  5. Sabalon

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    If you pull the same airport up win the DJI app, you see the same circle, without it knowing where you are. But that would be cool, as HOPEFULLY if you're to the side of the runway you're out of the way!
     
  6. edraven

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    I think everyone would agree that flying below the tree line, a mile away from a runway is perfectly safe and responsible. DJI's limits remove all common sense decision making from the operator, and implement crude restrictions because they're too lazy to come up with more intelligent ones.

    But, DJI did just send me this, which may or may not help:

     
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  7. Deanster

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    The thing you have to remember is that most people are ****ing morons.