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Mittens
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I had a friend tell me his Spark locked out all intelligent Flight modes when he flew in a authorization zone (yellow).

I have googled, and searched on here, and not found a thread directly on it?

Can anyone confirm or deny that for sure?   He is a brand new Drone pilot, so not sure he knows all the ins and outs of the app its self but was flying authorized in the zone..
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Hi there, thank you for reaching out . regarding with your question if you're in the Authorization zone your Aircraft will cannot take off since you need to have a permission before you can fly your Aircraft and you need to unlock it as well and to give you an idea you can check the no fly zone here https://www.dji.com/flysafe/geo-map
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Mittens
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WOW another HORRIBLE response from DJI..... do you even read the question.

taking off in the authorization zone was not the question........ I know how to do that, and so does my friend.     DOES flying in said zone lock the intelligent flight mode?
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Mittens
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No one know the answer here?
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Should not affect the flight modes at all.
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Mittens
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I would not think so either.  but can anyone confirm?
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sica
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Set the maximum flight height of 49 meters. See if you can take off.
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Ex Machina
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From: https://www.dji.com/flysafe/custom-unlock

Custom Unlocking may disable certain autonomous features like waypoint navigation on the Phantom 3 Series, Inspire 1 Series, M100 and other models. Please plan to fly your equipment manually.


So, if he flew in a place in which he needed an unlock code, then this is expected behavior. I discovered this the hard way.
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sica Posted at 2018-8-15 11:21
Set the maximum flight height of 49 meters. See if you can take off.

DO you read?  I have zero issues taking off the thread is not even about that.
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Ex Machina Posted at 2018-8-15 11:24
From: https://www.dji.com/flysafe/custom-unlock

Custom Unlocking may disable certain autonomous features like waypoint navigation on the Phantom 3 Series, Inspire 1 Series, M100 and other models. Please plan to fly your equipment manually.


Well that is said in the custom unlocking part, but the Self unlocking part does not state that.  Which is the yellow zone?
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Mittens Posted at 2018-8-15 11:34
Well that is said in the custom unlocking part, but the Self unlocking part does not state that.  Which is the yellow zone?

Seems to depend on the location -- one yellow zone might allow self-unlocking while another require codes. In my case I was near the DC RFZ. Do you know which case your friend was operating under?
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Mittens
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Yes he was in the "Eglin AFB/Destin-Ft. Walton Beach" which is the Biggest yellow zone I have ever seen.  and where I am going tomorrow.
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Mittens Posted at 2018-8-15 12:09
Yes he was in the "Eglin AFB/Destin-Ft. Walton Beach" which is the Biggest yellow zone I have ever seen.  and where I am going tomorrow.

Well, good luck to you and let us know what happens. It's been so long since I had my run-in that things could have changed.
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Mittens
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Thanks.  

I have asked a lot of detailed questions, and then tested some with going in and out of zones, and so far nothing DJI has said was true... so I don't know what to expect... Hopefully don't get stuck and land in the water. haha
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