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So American drones get no NFZ while outside drones must have NFZ?
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So American drones get no NFZ while outside drones must have NFZ?
American drones?
The Autel comes from China.
Their head office is just down the road from DJI.
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Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing
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Labroides Posted at 8-16 05:18
So American drones get no NFZ while outside drones must have NFZ?
American drones?
The Autel comes from China.

so how is this fair to us?
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-16 06:29
so how is this fair to us?

so how is this fair to us?
Umm ... I have no idea what you are trying to ask.
How is it fair to you that Autel is just as Chinese as DJI?
There's no answer to that.
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Labroides Posted at 8-16 07:27
so how is this fair to us?
Umm ... I have no idea what you are trying to ask.
How is it fair to you that Autel is just as Chinese as DJI?

How is it fair they don't have to NFZ authorize but we do?  I get worried about having a signal loss in a blue zone.  It might not RTH properly.
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-16 09:19
How is it fair they don't have to NFZ authorize but we do?  I get worried about having a signal loss in a blue zone.  It might not RTH properly.

Everyone has to fly outside of NFZ that’s the law full stop.
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hallmark007 Posted at 8-16 10:01
Everyone has to fly outside of NFZ that’s the law full stop.

have you ever RTHed in a blue zone?
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-16 11:20
have you ever RTHed in a blue zone?

Blue zones can be unlocked through the app or the site. Once it is done a license is downloaded to the aircraft and you can fly in them as you would do in any area.

Once this procedure is done, why should it be a problem to RTH?
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-16 11:20
have you ever RTHed in a blue zone?

I have yes many times as well as flying in them.
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-16 09:19
How is it fair they don't have to NFZ authorize but we do?  I get worried about having a signal loss in a blue zone.  It might not RTH properly.

How is it fair they don't have to NFZ authorize but we do?
It's not fair at all, nothing is.
I think you should sell all your DJI drones and buy one of their orange drones.
It would much more your style and you'd love their forum.
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hallmark007 Posted at 8-16 13:50
I have yes many times as well as flying in them.

Does it go to the alt set and fly back?
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-16 21:28
Does it go to the alt set and fly back?

. . . . . .
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-16 21:28
Does it go to the alt set and fly back?

It flys back like it should.
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hallmark007 Posted at 8-17 01:14
It flys back like it should.

but does it go up if it's at a lower alt than set?
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-16 09:19
How is it fair they don't have to NFZ authorize but we do?  I get worried about having a signal loss in a blue zone.  It might not RTH properly.

DJI didn't have to go the software NFZ route but, as the leader in consumer drones, they made the decision to adopt them to stave off governments from banning or imposing legislation that would harm their drone sales.  Autel is small enough that, thus far, they have stood strong against software-imposed NFZ restrictions.

You can get around the NFZs on older DJI drones.  The original Mavic Pro is fantastic & 100% unlockable.  Alas, from the Mavic 2 forward you are stuck with the NFZs.
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-17 01:44
but does it go up if it's at a lower alt than set?

It does what you set it to do.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 8-17 02:20
DJI didn't have to go the software NFZ route but, as the leader in consumer drones, they made the decision to adopt them to stave off governments from banning or imposing legislation that would harm their drone sales.  Autel is small enough that, thus far, they have stood strong against software-imposed NFZ restrictions.

You can get around the NFZs on older DJI drones.  The original Mavic Pro is fantastic & 100% unlockable.  Alas, from the Mavic 2 forward you are stuck with the NFZs.

Never really had an issue with NFZ.  With the Inspire 1 the NFZs were less.  I don't like the footage off the Autel II tbh.  I think the M2P looks a lot better.  The gimbal tilt, distortion, and blurry sides make it not as appealing imo though DJI has the same problem, it just looks a lot better.  DJI knows how to make things look cinematic because of the Matrice 600 until people moved away into the $100k drones w/ RED camera.
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-17 01:44
but does it go up if it's at a lower alt than set?
Yes it climbs within the altitude limit of the zone.  Here at my house I am in a blue authorization zone.  If I unlock there is an altitude restriction because BWI is only a couple air miles away.  If the limit is 200', but my RTH setting is 300', it would only climb to the 200' limit of the zone.
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With M2P with PolarPro UV filter, target building is bottom center building most of the video.
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AntDX316 Posted at 8-17 03:25
Never really had an issue with NFZ.  With the Inspire 1 the NFZs were less.  I don't like the footage off the Autel II tbh.  I think the M2P looks a lot better.  The gimbal tilt, distortion, and blurry sides make it not as appealing imo though DJI has the same problem, it just looks a lot better.  DJI knows how to make things look cinematic because of the Matrice 600 until people moved away into the $100k drones w/ RED camera.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKbBratqPNs
Once you get up to the Inspire 2, Matrice 600, etc., those drones are way above my price range.  They are too expensive, too big, & too impractical for normal consumer use.  For the price of a fully equipped Inspire 2 or Matrice 600 I could buy an entire fleet of Mavics!
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Dirty Bird Posted at 8-17 03:39
Once you get up to the Inspire 2, Matrice 600, etc., those drones are way above my price range.  They are too expensive, too big, & too impractical for normal consumer use.  For the price of a fully equipped Inspite 2 or Matrice 600 I could buy an entire fleet of Mavics!

Not just that but the extra maintenance as well as damage when things go wrong would be more brutal.  From what I've seen the M2P is plenty.
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Should probably read get no enforced NFZ.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 8-17 02:20
DJI didn't have to go the software NFZ route but, as the leader in consumer drones, they made the decision to adopt them to stave off governments from banning or imposing legislation that would harm their drone sales.  Autel is small enough that, thus far, they have stood strong against software-imposed NFZ restrictions.

You can get around the NFZs on older DJI drones.  The original Mavic Pro is fantastic & 100% unlockable.  Alas, from the Mavic 2 forward you are stuck with the NFZs.

Mavic 2 is also unlockable
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Dirty Bird Posted at 8-17 03:35
Yes it climbs within the altitude limit of the zone.  Here at my house I am in a blue authorization zone.  If I unlock there is an altitude restriction because BWI is only a couple air miles away.  If the limit is 200', but my RTH setting is 300', it would only climb to the 200' limit of the zone.

And then it comes back automatically?  I have always been afraid that the drone would land.
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M Stuart K Posted at 8-18 13:24
Mavic 2 is also unlockable
Partially.  The .0100 firmware can unlock NFZs but not altitude.  Once .0500 or later firmware is installed it can't be rolled back.  That is my understanding of the current state of the M2.
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M Stuart K Posted at 8-18 13:26
And then it comes back automatically?  I have always been afraid that the drone would land.
In an unlocked Blue area it will return.  If RTH enters a Red zone I suspect it will land but I have not tested to confirm.  A few weeks back I tested manually flying into a Red zone.  It stopped the bird at the perimeter & advised me to exit immediately.   I was able to exit with no forced landing.
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I am happy with the NFZ!
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