Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

P4 Hard Set Altitude limit?

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Discussion' started by ChadDa3mon, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. ChadDa3mon

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    Anyone else notice this in the specs?

    Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 19685 feet ( 6000 m )

    ( Software altitude limit: 400 feet above takeoff point )


    That sounds like an insanely impressive capability, but I wonder if you can change that 400' limit like you currently can?
     
  2. stianiquniez

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    2
    have to follow this thread.
     
  3. TWP723

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Abingdon, Md.
    I think it's preset from the factory at the legal 400ft. but able to go higher when you toggle the settings in the app. At least, that's what it comes across as...
     
    yourpalbigal likes this.
  4. Pilot Wings

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2016
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    15
    I wonder if it's turned on by default and we can turn it off if we chose.
     
  5. TWP723

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Abingdon, Md.
    That's over 3 1/2 miles!
     
  6. m0j0

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    571
    400 ft is not the legal limit.
     
    Phantom Flyer123 and Solar Deity like this.
  7. TWP723

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Abingdon, Md.

    Oh, I thought you had to fly under 400ft. Hmmm
     
  8. m0j0

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    571
    Nope not in the US. The FAA recommends that you fly under 400 feet but it is not a law. At least not yet.
     
    TWP723 likes this.
  9. TWP723

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Abingdon, Md.
    Oh really? Sweet! Thanks for clearing that up! :)
     
  10. dacofty

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    I think every phantom is listed at 6000m but 500m is the max it allows



    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
    azagil and Trackman1 like this.
  11. ChadDa3mon

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    Yea, I'm hoping that's all this is, a software setting, same as the P3. My fear though, is they've removed that ability. Time will tell I guess.
     
  12. N017RW

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    7,138
    Likes Received:
    2,004
    Location:
    Palm Beach Co.- FL
    That 'spec.' is referring to max altitude for operation, i.e. air density.
     
    Sinisalo likes this.
  13. robinb

    Joined:
    May 10, 2014
    Messages:
    3,012
    Likes Received:
    527
    This is a bit worrying if true.

    I fly a lot of ridges and up sides of mountains.

    a 400 foot limit from takeoff would rule this quad out straight away.
     
    Fplvert and skyhighdiver like this.
  14. SZNJ732

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2016
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    Keyport, New Jersey
    What a tease! Its like buying a Lamborghini with a built-in 40mph speed/throttle limiter...
     
    NRJ and Phantom Flyer123 like this.
  15. CaptainDrone798

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2016
    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    317
    Location:
    Canada
    Please be aware that the US does not set the rules for the world when it comes to drones. Each country has it's own recommended height limit for drones. In the US it is 400 feet. In Canada it is 300 feet, and so on. DJI did not incorporate such recommendations within the DJI GO App for Phantom 2 & 3. I can't see this happening for the Phantom 4 either unless the ceiling height becomes a law. Therefore I would think it's only a default setting and one can override it.
     
    yourpalbigal, GoodnNuff and TWP723 like this.
  16. yankee65

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    17
    There's a YouTube video of one going over 2000' the guy hit return to home but pushed up on left stick an it climbed to just over 2000' then he stopped, might be able to do that with the P4


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  17. John Locke

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2015
    Messages:
    4,155
    Likes Received:
    1,676
    Location:
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Just to clarify, 6000M ASL is the max level it is rated to fly at. 500M AGL from home point is the max limit in the GO app.

    I've flown my P3P at 12,000' ASL at Loveland pass. It flew no different than if I was at the beach, regardless of the thin air.
     
  18. TWP723

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Abingdon, Md.

    Thanks Capt!
     
  19. GadgetGuy

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,468
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    Power and lift capability are substantially reduced in rarified air at high altitude, but other than that, most other unrelated specs should remain the same.
     
  20. GadgetGuy

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,468
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    Keep in mind that the FAA 400 foot guideline is AGL, and DJI only measures above your launch point. You can easily be 1,000 feet above your launch point as measured in DJI GO, and still be fully FAA compliant within 400 feet AGL, if you are flying uphill along a mountainside.
     
    gringorio likes this.
Loading...
Similar Threads - Hard Set Altitude Forum Date
Ios hardware decoding setting Phantom 4 Pro Discussion Jun 6, 2017
Thomas Hardy monument dorset Sunrise footage Photos and Video Jun 2, 2016
Hardys monument Dorset, England, Photos and Video Apr 3, 2016
Hard Reset Failure Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion Mar 15, 2016
Phantom 3 standard hard reset Standard/4k Discussion Mar 5, 2016