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4KManila
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Hello DJI pilots from the Philippines! Let's discuss DJI related stuff in this thread.
2017-1-14 02:12:03
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4KManila
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Who else is experiencing fluctuating GPS signals in Metro Manila? The main reason I got an overpriced Mavic Fly More Package was because I've lost faith in the way my Phantom 3 Pro kept losing GPS reception above 20 meters within the Quezon City area. Unfortunately it's the same sad strory of erratic GPS with the Mavic. If I only knew that GPS was crippled in Metro Manila I'd just have waited for prices to stablize instead of paying extra.

I'd like to compile a list of places where GPS is unreliable:

College of Science, UP Diliman
Admin Building, UP Diliman
Football Field, Quezon Memorial Circle

Please feel free to add to my list so that hopefully we can figure out what's causing this. Note that all the areas in my list started having trouble last October 2016 only.
2017-1-14 02:25:49
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4KManila
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4KManila Posted at 2017-1-14 02:25
Who else is experiencing fluctuating GPS signals in Metro Manila? The main reason I got an overpriced Mavic Fly More Package was because I've lost faith in the way my Phantom 3 Pro kept losing GPS reception above 20 meters within the Quezon City area. Unfortunately it's the same sad strory of erratic GPS with the Mavic. If I only knew that GPS was crippled in Metro Manila I'd just have waited for prices to stablize instead of paying extra.

I'd like to compile a list of places where GPS is unreliable:

GPS errors started JULY 15 2016 (not October 2016)
2017-1-14 02:30:09
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Jason Lane
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I live and fly around the BGC area. So far I've only flown in a couple of open fields/lots and at relatively low altitudes, so I think there's very little chance of buildings getting in the way. I can't say I've had any GPS issues. I always wait for at least 10+ sats and 4 bars of GPS before I take off. I've never had any trouble once the Mavic's in the air. At least nothing severe enough to notice. Once it's up and a little away from me, it would be hard for me to notice any small amount of drift.

What kind of problems are you having? Does it totally lose GPS lock and switch to ATTI mode while flying?
2017-1-16 01:58:21
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lex_ville
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I would not dare fly in metro manila specially will all the buildings there.. yes, BGC is a good place to start.. or any golf course perhaps. just maintain a line of sight and configure to return home if theres any signal loss. tagaytay and subic area seem like a nice play to fly.
2017-1-22 23:45:59
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Unimogking
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China
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Can you tell me is there any training school for DJI in Manila or philippines
2017-2-7 19:53:17
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DiscoDracky
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Well I think GPS can be interrupted by other radio skips, just make sure of your flight pattern that there now nearby cellular antennas or microwave signals, since QC has a lot of them
Happy flying
2017-2-9 05:27:31
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fivetonine
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Busy cities like Metro Manila are never a good spot to fly. Radio antennas, LOTS of interference and microwave directional antennas can kill your connection even just 300 meters away from you. In addition, you usually have lots of choppers (police, fire, hospitals). You need to stay low and very near to be safe.
2017-2-22 02:39:39
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SkyMemories
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Don't fly in the city which a lot of antenna=)
2017-2-23 18:09:29
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CirCool
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Hello, I'm planning on getting in on aerial photography and wanted to buy dji phantom 3, but I can't buy directly on dji website. where do you suggest I buy without much price difference?
2017-4-15 10:32:00
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keithanim8
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Flight distance : 6275
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Hello, kabayans. When you got your drone, did you also obtain a flying permit (or UAV Certificate of Authorization) from CAAP? If so, did they email you the permit/authorization letter or did they snail mail it?
2017-5-30 01:10:17
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