- Jun 16, 2016
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just wanted to know what altitude (height) you all have been to and if higher than 1000' is possible, if so what modifications or tweaking did you do? Thanks for your insights.....
Not sure what country you are in but here in the UK the legal limit is 400' above take off. Unless you are talking about altitude above mean sea level?
A year or so back you regularly saw vids on YouTube of people pushing their Phantoms up to remarkable heights but none these days. A sign that people are being far more responsible (or maybe they are still doing it but aren't being daft enough to post onto Youtube?)Nobody flies above 400 feet where you started from.
We never break the rules.
I did fly up to 2,451 feet but I started at 2051. It seemed fine.. I'm sure some folks living in Colorado fly above 6000 ASL.
I did read somewhere that above 5000 ASL you can only fly in turtle mode. Have not been high enough yet to test that.
It's nothing to do with flying distance horizontal and equating that distance to height capability. It's to do with commonsense and the fact that we have rules/recommendations.It would seem logical if the range was 1 mile horizontally (OEM Equipment) then in theory it could go 1 mile vertical.
Chris, I understand what your message is and agree with you, but I feel that when I buy something I want to know the technical specifications/limits of the device. Top Speed/ Range/ Flight Time etc...I don't buy a car based on the fact that the top speed is 160mph but never go past 55mph. I know that a lot of irresponsible people have made a dark cloud over the drone community and we do not need any more negativity in this community. That being said: knowing how high your drone/UAV could go is useful information. I'm not advocating break the law to find out. Pretty sure you could file a flight plan with the FAA to go higher if you had the proper certifications and knowing the limits of your device would be hepful.It's nothing to do with flying distance horizontal and equating that distance to height capability. It's to do with commonsense and the fact that we have rules/recommendations.
If irresponsible people start flying regularly to the height your asking about, the media then lawmakers are going to jump all over it.
Let's all stay within the guidelines and keep our fantastic hobby safe.
Think about it.