Red Zone, NFZ, but flies???

Discussion in 'Commercial Rules & Regulation' started by ArcticFalcon, May 28, 2018.

  1. ArcticFalcon

    ArcticFalcon New Member

    I tried to fly a phantom 4 at local outdoor event and discovered it was blocked due to the location being deemed a red zone due to the local missile defense field.

    Months later, when I heard the local kids flying club was going to fly their quads at the same location, I was puzzled, so I attended. The meet was indoors.
    The drones all flew nicely stable, hovered well, indoors inside the gymnasium, inside the FEDERAL RED ZONE.

    My question is how does the drone talk to GPS to locate itself, and hover, yet not realize it is within the RedZone? Puzzled???
     
  2. KentA

    KentA Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the local kids were not flying DJI drones with all their firmware imposed flight restrictions.
     
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  3. ArcticFalcon

    ArcticFalcon New Member

    There were p4 and one new Mavic, first flight cruising around plus some little toy things too.
     
  4. RedC

    RedC New Member

    That sounds weird,

    My first guess would be that, flying indoors, the drones couldn’t connect to gps, I’ve flown my spark before without gps and it still hovers fine.
     
  5. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Dji take all the fun out of flying.
    GPS dance is a pain off the bat.
    Only to realise you can't fly :mad:.
    Even long after those installations are decommissioned. Take the GPS out & fly barebones.
     
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  6. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    The dance only takes 30 seconds and you very seldom have to do it.
     
  7. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    30 seconds erm I have a reputation to uphold. :cool:
     
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