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No Fly Zone Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dragonash, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. dragonash

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    So I think I encountered a no fly zone.

    Although it doesnt seem to be deemed so on dji's website

    http://www.dji.com/fly-safe/category-mc

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    My setup:

    P2
    h3-3d
    gopro silver
    mini iosd
    blackpearl
    immersion 600mw
    fatshark spironets

    when I turned on the LCD, there was a blinking diamond type icon on the center bottom of the screen.
    The Bird was blinking red and yellow (tough to see in the sun)

    Is this a no fly zone?
     

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  2. Workshopscience

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    I am pretty sure that a no fly zone means that you can't put waypoins if you are using the ground station. You can find a full list of no fly zone on dji's website on the ground station page. If this helped please check my youtube channel out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGWi9t ... QYtc7r9Enw
     
  3. dragonash

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    You are most likely incorrect. I believe "no fly zone" is very specific to what one might think it means.
    NO FLIGHT.

    Nothing to do with waypoints.

    I just tested the bird again and it simply will not grab any gps and starts blinking red lights fast. It wont start its motors in ATTI mode either.

    I believe I am in a no fly zone.
    Wish DJI's map was more detailed
     
  4. Great Pumpkin

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    The dji airport list is incomplete in that Santa Barbara, California, a class B airport, is not listed.
     
  5. Redwood

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    Have your tried testing your phantom other places to make sure he GPS is working?
     
  6. dragonash

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    yup.

    i just flew it in montauk this past week and at the park today, which is about a football field away from the "no flight zone"

    something is odd, since the major no fly zones are airports. And I'm nowhere near one.
     
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    Shouldn't be based on this map https://www.mapbox.com/drone/no-fly/?em ... 78/-72.387
     

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  8. BigTulsa

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    A blinking red/yellow bird in Phantom mode means the compass needs calibrating.
     
  9. dragonash

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    which is odd. Because I did that.
    It also didnt need any calibrating in 2 other locations here in brooklyn when I flew it right after.

    So I tried that spot again, but just deeper in (its a pier, so i walked further out)

    wow! It got gps.
    I tried a bit more shallow. All of a sudden, blinking red lights (fast)
    Tried a bit more shallow. Yellow and Red. Calibration. WTF?

    So I calibrate (making my h3-3d go nuts). After 2 Cal's, I get all green.
    Something is up with that spot and I dont like it. I might just steer clear. Something seems to be messing with the compass
     
  10. BigTulsa

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    Could be a huge amount of metal on the pier. That will play havoc with the Phantom compass for sure.
     
  11. Great Pumpkin

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    Not all no-fly zones are over or around airports. I encountered one deep in the wilds of a National Forest, nowhere near an airport. It is a complex of giant antennas that listen to sounds in deep space. I neither saw nor have I subsequently found any signs or web information that says "no fly". I learned of it only by a message on my iPhone while my P2V was in the air, about a mile from the antenna complex.
     
  12. dragonash

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    quite possibly. I tried to make sure I launched from the middle and I was even on top of a wooden table. I've flown my FC40 there before with no issues, but I dont think I will be chancing this
     
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    It's possible there's an underwater cable or something producing an electromagnetic field? I also would feel nervous about the situation if I weren't getting proper green lights ... Even if the situation suddenly resolves :)
     
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    So i noticed something odd.

    I turned it on inside my apartment and the red lights gave 4 fast blinks. I'm like...wtf? Another cal is needed? This isnt making sense.


    So I connect the drone to the assistant and an error pops up.




    Apparently one of my sticks werent centered... for whatever reason.
    I tried calibrating them, but the yaw control would always be off to the left and never make it to the full right.
    So I shut off the controller and phantom. Turned on the controller - making sure none of the sticks are touched - and turned on the phantom.

    booted up fine.
    I ran a stick cal anyway along with a basic imu.

    I want to say coincidence... but why would it happen at that pier only? Maybe the pier was the cause?
    Either way, I think I will stay away from it. I'm getting some bad mojo from it!
     

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