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Suren
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I noticed that the flight distances on our Avatar has changed from meters to feet, Why

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3-6 10:15
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DJI Tony
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Hi, thanks for the inquiry. The Forum Operation decided to change the flight distance into the imperial unit from metrics as they've noticed that most of the users preferred to use the imperial. We do appreciate your understanding.
3-7 11:08
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Picanoc Jack
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Flight distance : 4242333 ft
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most of europe is using metric Suren, what about where you are? I'm taking a poll on this.  2065682ft
3-7 11:59
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Lobstah Mobstah
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DJI Tony Posted at 3-7 11:08
Hi, thanks for the inquiry. The Forum Operation decided to change the flight distance into the imperial unit from metrics as they've noticed that most of the users preferred to use the imperial. We do appreciate your understanding.

USA USA!  I'm a teacher and I was telling my students how the USA is one of the few places on earth that doesn't use the metric system (which makes way more sense).  The imperial system is so much harder to learn than a base-ten system.  That being said, I prefer Imperial because that what I learned first.  Much like a first language.
3-7 12:01
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Bekaru MP UAV
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DJI Tony Posted at 3-7 11:08
Hi, thanks for the inquiry. The Forum Operation decided to change the flight distance into the imperial unit from metrics as they've noticed that most of the users preferred to use the imperial. We do appreciate your understanding.

with all due respect that sounds like non sense -
please take a moment to google which countries do not use imperial - it is the entire world except for USA and two other countries.


3-7 12:14
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Picanoc Jack
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Bekaru MP UAV Posted at 3-7 12:14
with all due respect that sounds like non sense -
please take a moment to google which countries do not use imperial - it is the entire world except for USA and two other countries.

exactly! lobsta mobsta  even says that they are the few, and yet we are obliged to follow what the USA wants!!!! that's one of the reason I am taking a poll.
3-7 12:26
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Ollie Bird
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How about a choice button in your homepage settings just like in your drone menu? Then there would be nothing to fight about.
3-7 12:58
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Bekaru MP UAV
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Ollie Bird Posted at 3-7 12:58
How about a choice button in your homepage settings just like in your drone menu? Then there would be nothing to fight about.

with all the high tech involved in drones you would think they could easilly make that happen - hell i even expect they should have thought of it
3-7 13:19
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Boffin
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Ollie Bird Posted at 3-7 12:58
How about a choice button in your homepage settings just like in your drone menu? Then there would be nothing to fight about.

Lets have furlongs and cubits too! Don't forget nautical miles either for the people who fly over water
3-7 15:10
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Suren
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Picanoc Jack Posted at 3-7 11:59
most of europe is using metric Suren, what about where you are? I'm taking a poll on this.  2065682ft

we use metric
3-7 19:40
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Picanoc Jack
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Ollie Bird Posted at 3-7 12:58
How about a choice button in your homepage settings just like in your drone menu? Then there would be nothing to fight about.

I am in full agreement with you Olie Bird, but to accept DJI's choice on our own profile is just wrong!
3-8 02:27
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Picanoc Jack
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Bekaru MP UAV Posted at 3-7 13:19
with all the high tech involved in drones you would think they could easilly make that happen - hell i even expect they should have thought of it

I agree Bekaru, and that's what annoys me, to make a change on my profile without even consulting with us members!
3-8 02:29
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Picanoc Jack
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Boffin Posted at 3-7 15:10
Lets have furlongs and cubits too! Don't forget nautical miles either for the people who fly over water

I just don't appreciate someone else making a choice on my profile without consulting me, there's enough of that around.
3-8 02:33
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Mars5150
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DJI Tony Posted at 3-7 11:08
Hi, thanks for the inquiry. The Forum Operation decided to change the flight distance into the imperial unit from metrics as they've noticed that most of the users preferred to use the imperial. We do appreciate your understanding.

It would be the same as, saying. UK,Austalia & some other countries drive right sided. So from tomorrow the whole world will switch driving on Left side of the street. Great idea.
Implement choice in user profile.
3-8 02:34
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Picanoc Jack
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Mars5150 Posted at 3-8 02:34
It would be the same as, saying. UK,Austalia & some other countries drive right sided. So from tomorrow the whole world will switch driving on Left side of the street. Great idea.
Implement choice in user profile.

last time I checked on the poll I'm taking on General support there are more people that want metric rather than imperial
3-8 14:04
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Lamplighter55
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Should just stick to SI units - as the internationally agreed standard of measurement. As I can say with confidence that DJI users who are not imperial based outnumber those that are. Otherwise, I'll be asking for furlongs. Anyway its a trivial thing to write a java script that dynamically does a conversion based on a user's registered location. As all we are seeing in the forum tags is a print of the user ID 'Flight Distance' variable set in the user's profile.
3-9 06:14
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Picanoc Jack
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Lamplighter55 Posted at 3-9 06:14
Should just stick to SI units - as the internationally agreed standard of measurement. As I can say with confidence that DJI users who are not imperial based outnumber those that are. Otherwise, I'll be asking for furlongs. Anyway its a trivial thing to write a java script that dynamically does a conversion based on a user's registered location. As all we are seeing in the forum tags is a print of the user ID 'Flight Distance' variable set in the user's profile.

and there lies the problem, if we the majority use metric then why go to Imperial? the other issue is that it was changed on our profile without consulting us or giving us a choice!
3-9 06:27
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Lamplighter55
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DJI Tony Posted at 3-7 11:08
Hi, thanks for the inquiry. The Forum Operation decided to change the flight distance into the imperial unit from metrics as they've noticed that most of the users preferred to use the imperial. We do appreciate your understanding.

Can we have it changed back to metres please as I've noticed most of the users actually prefer to use the world agreed standard unit of measurement. For reference SI units 2019 Thanks.
3-11 02:12
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DJI Tony
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Lamplighter55 Posted at 3-11 02:12
Can we have it changed back to metres please as I've noticed most of the users actually prefer to use the world agreed standard unit of measurement. For reference SI units 2019 Thanks.

Hi, thanks for the prompt reply. We will forward this feedback to our designated department for consideration. Thank you for continued support.
3-11 09:36
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