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Newbie Question - How to set maximum distance higher in menu

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by neocacher, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. neocacher

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    I have a P 3 S. In my settings menu, i can only set maximum height and maximum distance to 500 meters. Is there away to make it any further??? Thanks.
     
  2. msinger

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    The maximum height cannot be set above 500 meters. You remove the distance limit by disabling the following setting in DJI GO:

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  3. neocacher

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    Ah. Thank you!
     
  4. Smurdley

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    Of course you do know flying above 120M (400') is illegal, right?
     
  5. msinger

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    It's not illegal (in the US anyhow). And, don't forget it's 400 feet AGL ;)
     
  6. Smurdley

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    Thanks PH. Upon further research, the recent FAA sUAS Reg. Part 107 restricts flights to below 400' AGL unless a waiver is granted. But that's for commercial flying.

    For recreational pilots the FAA says this:
    Fly in accordance with the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Public Law 112-95 Section 336). Under this rule, operators must:
    • Fly for hobby or recreational purposes only
    • Follow a community-based set of safety guidelines
    • Fly the UAS within visual line-of-sight
    • Give way to manned aircraft
    • Provide prior notification to the airport and air traffic control tower, if one is present, when flying within 5 miles of an airport
    • Fly UAS that weigh no more than 55 lbs. unless certified by a community-based organization
    • Register the aircraft (UAS over 0.55 lbs. and less than 55 lbs. can be registered online at registermyuas.faa.gov; UAS 55 lbs. or greater must be registered through the FAA's paper-based process)
    No mention of altitude restriction. And on their "fly for fun" webpage, they offer these guidelines:

    Safety Guidelines
    • Fly at or below 400 feet
    • Keep your UAS within sight
    • Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports
    • Never fly over groups of people
    • Never fly over stadiums or sports events
    • Never fly near emergency response efforts such as fires
    • Never fly under the influence
    • Be aware of airspace requirements

    So the guidelines are not the law, only suggestions. Right?
     
  7. msinger

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    While guidelines are not laws, I'm sure the FAA will have no trouble finding an applicable law if you do something unsafe with your aircraft that gets their attention.
     
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