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Traveling to china. What should I know?
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Right
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Hi guys,

  
Planning a trip to china, now I think will my mavic air work properly? Purchased in Europe. As I know china has restricted google services, and the gps system is a bit different.
  
Then about phone. Do I need other Go4 app to have a map? Something else just to avaoid surpises...

2019-1-11
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Dericwong
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Flight distance : 8990 ft

China
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yes, i stay in jiangsu province. you have to download Go4 app first .
However, if you wanted to use google , you must pre-install VPN outside of china first, otherwise you wonn't work on all google , facebook , twister....bla bla bla....
But , you have to be careful where you go , some of the places may not circle NFZ in your Go4, but you have to really ask the local people for any retriction to fly, cus you may not know was there any militery camp around the place you visited. Most of the beautifull place such as Shichuan, XiZhang .... is prohibited at all, therefore , we are extremerly careful for each fly.

No worry about GPS, there is nothing to at all on GPS around the world....
2019-1-11
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DJI Paladin
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Hi Right, thanks for reaching out. First of all, I would recommend you contact your airline company and the aiport authorities for the rules and regulations. For more information, you can seek advice from them directly. Yes, you still need DJI Go 4 app and the drone will still work in China. Also, I would like to suggest that you search the drone regulations of the countries that you are going to, please click the link for further info: http://www.dji.com/flysafe If you need further help, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for your support.
2019-1-11
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Right
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Thanks guys for advices.
Im taking the drone on the plane not first time, and Im aware on no fly zones. Still thank you Paladin to urging me to double check on it.
There is what I found very informative article:  https://www.travelchinacheaper.com/flying-drone-china-regulations
It turns, I have to buy some china sim card to be able to register as drone flyer. Does it exist some sort of prepaid cards I can simply buy and use. And then to dispose when it empty.
I will stay in Tianjin so if somebody can advice where to head for such card, please let me know.

Regarding VPN I will get one. Thanks Dericwong.
And Go4 app. Yes I have it and I use it. The one what works in Europe.  Do this Europe version will work properly in China, using VPN. Or do I need to use localized version?
2019-1-11
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Ridg
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Flight distance : 232306 ft
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Right Posted at 1-11 09:08
Thanks guys for advices.
Im taking the drone on the plane not first time, and Im aware on no fly zones. Still thank you Paladin to urging me to double check on it.
There is what I found very informative article:  https://www.travelchinacheaper.com/flying-drone-china-regulations

the Go App works world wide and once activated you don't need a connection; you might have an issue with map accuracy as IIRC China uses it's own grid system
2019-1-11
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Right
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Yep, this is my concern as the map data can be shifted more than 100m.
http://geoawesomeness.com/china-messing-gps-coordinates/
2019-1-11
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Jaket52
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Right Posted at 1-11 09:08
Thanks guys for advices.
Im taking the drone on the plane not first time, and Im aware on no fly zones. Still thank you Paladin to urging me to double check on it.
There is what I found very informative article:  https://www.travelchinacheaper.com/flying-drone-china-regulations

As far as I know, if you aren't living in China and have a Chinese address you cannot get a sim card from anywhere other than inside the Airport if it's the same as when I went to Shanghai. Sim cards out of the airport go on your address, inside the Airport they just take a picture of your passport and you can get a pre pay one..

£10-£20 seems to give plenty of data.. I bought one to use while there for a couple of weeks and re used 8 months later when I went back
2019-1-14
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Dericwong
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Flight distance : 8990 ft

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Right Posted at 1-11 09:08
Thanks guys for advices.
Im taking the drone on the plane not first time, and Im aware on no fly zones. Still thank you Paladin to urging me to double check on it.
There is what I found very informative article:  https://www.travelchinacheaper.com/flying-drone-china-regulations

Yes,  it will work.
2019-1-16
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