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04-10-2014 01:32 AM  4 years agoPost 1
love2flylow

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YoXAMRQoIAA

What do you all think?
I think this will do 2 things for them.. 1- this will prevent people from updating.
2- if they do this with the NAZA systems as well... So long customers.
3- I hate things that force us to have common sense. People flying in restricted areas should be held responsible not everybody else that follow the rules..

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04-10-2014 01:56 AM  4 years agoPost 2
Tyler

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Will DjI offer a software upgrade that places a safety perimeter around triathlete heads as well? Perhaps a 100m safety region around every athlete's brain bucket?

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04-11-2014 04:05 AM  4 years agoPost 3
Dr.Tim

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Interesting ... I mentioned this to Wallace over a year ago along with some other Ideas ..

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04-11-2014 04:31 PM  4 years agoPost 4
buster1

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If one was to purchase a new DJI phantom 2 Vision today - would these the restriction software be installed and active?

Or is this a decision of the owner/operator to determine if they want to download?

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04-11-2014 04:46 PM  4 years agoPost 5
Tahoe Ed

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The short answer is yes.

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04-11-2014 08:16 PM  4 years agoPost 6
love2flylow

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It's not really clear if this will be mandated in future phantoms for sale. Or if this will only be an option for us as pilots. - If you lack comman sense, flip the "babysitting" switch. If you are properly using your quad in a safe manner flip switch off. Hopefully it will have the option to shut off. And they won't get to crazy and put this on the NAZA systems. Cause that would be the end for alot of customers.

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04-12-2014 06:09 PM  4 years agoPost 7
Tahoe Ed

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It may be an issue for some that are close to airports. For most folks that fly at their local field it will not effect them. I will say that here in Las Vegas a battle is brewing over the airspace near airports both on the Commercial and Private side. The FAA is listening to them and I am going to try and represent the Multirotor side of the equation. I will say that DJI's proactive actions will go a long way to satisfy both the pilots and the FAA. You will note that this has not been ported to the A2 and WKM flight controllers. They are on the Pro side of the equation. I believe that DJI felt that these users have been around long enough to know when and where to fly. Some of them have permission to fly within controlled airspace. This debate is long from over.

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04-21-2014 04:33 PM  4 years agoPost 8
jelkins

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I see issues with this... there is a full size airport up against the back of the AMA head quarters in Muncie, Indiana (Reese Airport) so according to DJI you wouldn't be allowed to fly your phantom at the International Aeromodeling Center.

In the 30 years I have been around this hobby there has always been integration with RC and full scale. I have flown at and been to many fun flys that take place at full scale airports... I have even flown an RC demo at a full scale air show.

Currently where I live I am a member of two flying clubs that are just outside 3 miles of an airport. We have trees at one that are almost 100 feet tall, with this firmware I wouldn't be able to fly even close to the top of the trees.

I to believe this should be a "switch".


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04-21-2014 04:45 PM  4 years agoPost 9
Tahoe Ed

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Look at the manual. Is Reese a A or a B airport. My guess is a B. I live within 5 miles of Las Vegas International. I can fly up to 120m at my home. I film the planes landing from my parking lot. That is not a huge restriction. However, if I am within 1.6 miles of the airport, I will not be able to take off and the phantom will automatically land. I call that a good thing. Again this is a phantom restriction right now. It does not effect the Naza, WKM or A2.

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04-21-2014 04:53 PM  4 years agoPost 10
jelkins

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Reese is up against the back of AMA (less than 100 yards), Class B is no fly for .6 miles so either A or B would cover most of the site.

It may not be a huge restriction to you but like I said.. it is to me.

And why I won't be buying or recommending DJI products.


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04-21-2014 05:00 PM  4 years agoPost 11
Tahoe Ed

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As I stated this is a Phantom only restriction. I respect your opinion and we agree to disagree.

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04-21-2014 09:24 PM  4 years agoPost 12
love2flylow

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The problem lies in the fact that we as humans have to regulate other people's common sense. But at the same time it affects everyone involved not just the people who don't follow rules. Which is a bummer.

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04-21-2014 09:49 PM  4 years agoPost 13
d_wheel

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I have enjoyed flying model aircraft for a long, long time. I have also enjoyed flying full scale aircraft for a long, long time. After viewing some of the videos made in, lets say, less than safe areas I am happy about the restrictions. If people had used better judgement in the past, perhaps the restrictions wouldn't be necessary.

jelkins, According to the DJI map there isn't a no fly zone at Muncie.

Gettin old aint for sissies!

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04-21-2014 11:40 PM  4 years agoPost 14
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Actually this is a GOOD idea! People need to understand Airport Traffic areas (TCA) and the potential danger of low flying aircraft. I think what DJI did here is a good start in the right direction and will make the hobby safer for everyone. The AMA does have an Airport were IRCHA and the NATS are held although it is Uncontrolled and I believe Private. I don't think the restrictions are in place for this type of Airfield ...

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04-25-2014 02:54 PM  4 years agoPost 15
Delrin

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Ignorance is bliss. I live in Syracuse, NY. Hancock International Airport has no restrictions, A nor B. Check the DJI map of A & B locations. There are no restrictions in Muncie either, but you wouldn't know that, due to your lack of knowledge. SO don't buy any DJI products. Big deal. No sweat off our backs neophyte.....

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04-26-2014 03:37 AM  4 years agoPost 16
jelkins

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Well, I like how you assume to know my amount of knowledge on this subject.... I am aware that they haven't marked the airport next to the AMA as neither an A or B... but my point is they can and if they did you or I would be powerless.

In their ignorance DJI has skipped major airports and also marked airports turned into parking lots as class A's all around the globe.

My issue with this is that we are forced to what DJI decide's is an A,B, or neither.


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05-08-2014 03:14 AM  4 years agoPost 17
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Just checked the no fly zones where I live in NZ and surprisingly I can fly at my local 'international' airport but 100km down the road there are restrictions as a tiny very little used airport.. Hmmm something a-miss here!

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