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Fly Safe won't let me fly
164 3 4-12 14:32
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Today I attempted to fly a comerical job at 3944 E Oak Ave Visalia, CA USA at 9:30am local time. Once I got a GPS lock the top bar was Red and it said no fly zone. I knew the airspace was class G and I was cleared to fly. I procedded to toss my DJI equipment back in my car and pulled out my EVO Pro backup. It allways flys and was able to do the job when DJI sits on the gorund asking permission from china to fly. When will these bugs be fixed? When can I count on my DJI equipment? I drove over a hour to fly this job today and it was a dam good things I had an aircraft made by someone other than DJI there to fly the mission. I fly at least 10 minsions a week and I have seen this from time to time. I just can't trust it to fly. I would prefer to only fly DJI but I have had to walk away from jobs in the past due to fly safe locking me out even when I am licensed to fly.
4-12 14:32
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DAFlys
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Are you keeping your fly safe database up to date as that location is not currently listed as a red zone.
4-12 23:09
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Gulfstream
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Just checked LAANC no problems at all with flying there. That location is even well east of the County Jail, and if you look at FlySafe for that area you are nowhere near the approach into KVIS. I agree that maybe a Database Update is needed. Also self unlocking is a breeze in that area even if you did need it for working closer to the airport.
4-13 01:12
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The database is up to date. I have a self unlock zone setup for that airport. I tried enabling it on the aircraft and it still showed locked. I was clearly outside the airport zone and waited far longer than needed for a good GPS lock. I was also no where near the Jail weat of my position.

I have used that airport unlock zone before as I was contracted to fly an aerial scan of all the runways and taxiways at the Visalia Airport. We closed the airport for 2 hours (well in advance) and then took photos at about 70' of every square inch of the paved area to do a crack survey. This creates a map that shows the airport the location of every crack in the tarmac larger than 1/8" (that's the size they wanted to repair). This whole process was yet another frustration because while I was able to unlock that area for flight, Litchi can't access the unlocked flight area. So Litchi could not fly it's auto missions and I had to fly the entire airport manualy and fire the camera manually with hundreds of shutter presses very precicly timed. It should have been an automated flight in half the time.
4-14 07:24
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