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imcoo
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hello,
I keep getting different answers on google , so  I am asking here,
what is the altitude on latest dji mini2 drones with latest firmware?

can you tell me the limit i can fly?
can the limit be inscreased through the software provided by DJI?

thankyou
2022-8-21
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JJB*
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Hi,

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level is 4000 meter, but not a hard limit.

Hard limit is 500 meter above take-off position, as baro height is zero`d at takeoff.

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Johnny_J
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At high altitudes the air is thinner so the power required to fly increases and thus decreases the flying time.
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imcoo
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JJB* Posted at 8-21 11:20
Hi,

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level is 4000 meter, but not a hard limit.

so only 500m or 4000m, i am confused again.
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imcoo Posted at 8-21 12:37
so only 500m or 4000m, i am confused again.

Your drone will only fly to 500 metres higher than where you launch.
Your drone won't fly higher than 4000 metres above sea level.
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Just like a normal aircraft, there is an absolute maximum height, above sea level, that the limits the drone, above which the air is too thin for the drone to fly, that is the 4000m limit.
Then there are limits set by DJI and the pilot, these are determined by air pressure changes due to height and are based on the the air pressure at the takeoff point, the take off point is considered to be at  0, zero m/ft.
DJI set a maximum height above the level of the take off point of 500m, this is hardwired into the drone an can not, in normal flight, be broken.
The pilot can set a height limit between 15m? and 500m. Then there are some other low limits depending on whether or not the GPS signal is adequate or not and whether or not the VPS system has sufficient light to work.  5 ? m, if inadequate  GPS but working VPS, I forget the other one but I think it is, for some reason, higher than 5m.
Finally there maybe a height limit set depending on whether or not there is a screen device attached to the controller and whether or not the pilot is logged into the FLY app on that screen device.
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Sean-bumble-bee Posted at 8-21 15:28
Just like a normal aircraft, there is an absolute maximum height, above sea level, that the limits the drone, above which the air is too thin for the drone to fly, that is the 4000m limit.
Then there are limits set by DJI and the pilot, these are determined by air pressure changes due to height and are based on the the air pressure at the takeoff point, the take off point is considered to be at  0, zero m/ft.
DJI set a maximum height above the level of the take off point of 500m, this is hardwired into the drone an can not, in normal flight, be broken.

if the 500m height can not be broken then why DJI bother mentioning 4000m height? whats the point of giving 4000m number to anyone out there?
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imcoo Posted at 8-21 15:56
if the 500m height can not be broken then why DJI bother mentioning 4000m height? whats the point of giving 4000m number to anyone out there?

Because not every on lives or takes off at sea level, some people live or visit considerable altitude. So, say I am on to 5000m mountain and take off at 3900m. Citing JUST the 500m ceiling I could, theoretically, send the drone up to 500m above the take off point which would put the drone at 4400m above sea level (ASL) but the air may not be thick enough for the drone to reach  4400m ASL ..............now do you see the point?
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imcoo Posted at 8-21 15:56
if the 500m height can not be broken then why DJI bother mentioning 4000m height? whats the point of giving 4000m number to anyone out there?

Because if you try to fly off the top of Mount Logan at almost 6000m above sea level, your drone likely won't even get 1m off the ground because the maximum altitude above sea level the possible drone is likely to function at would be around 4000m.  
It's physical capabilities due to the thin air at that altitude makes it so that the drone just can't function much higher than that even if the software would allow it to try fly up to 500m above that point.  4000m above sea level is a physical limitation.  500m above take off point is an arbitrary software limit DJI puts in place to try to minimize people from doing stupid/unsafe things.
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Hello there imcoo. Good day and thank you for reaching out. The DJI Mini 2's Maximum Service Ceiling Above Sea Level is at 4000 m. Just a friendly reminder to always please check local rules and regulations before use, as they may change over time. Thank you.
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DJI Stephen Posted at 8-21 19:12
Hello there imcoo. Good day and thank you for reaching out. The DJI Mini 2's Maximum Service Ceiling Above Sea Level is at 4000 m. Just a friendly reminder to always please check local rules and regulations before use, as they may change over time. Thank you.

If max is 500 m - this mini dont know ??


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BWJ Posted at 8-22 10:14
If max is 500 m - this mini dont know ??

''If''?
Do you doubt that standard DJI drones are limited to 500m above the takeoff point, if so please tell us which drone that is, THe drone you cite had its firmware hacked.
From the text beneath the video on the you tube page,



''Dji mini 2 altitude hack ,''
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Sean-bumble-bee Posted at 8-22 10:57
''If''?
Do you doubt that standard DJI drones are limited to 500m above the takeoff point, if so please tell us which drone that is, THe drone you cite had its firmware hacked.
From the text beneath the video on the you tube page,

Its old video and this kind of stupide its already limited .
There is a few of video like this .People don't have imagine  and because of such a mo***s we have now what we have ..updates with surprises

You want more here you are ..




But this will don't change nothing because not only dji drones are flying high like this also other hand made one .

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Sean-bumble-bee
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Yes I know it is possible with hacked drones but thank you anyway.
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fateofangel
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sky is the limit
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imcoo Posted at 8-21 15:56
if the 500m height can not be broken then why DJI bother mentioning 4000m height? whats the point of giving 4000m number to anyone out there?

Read this again and note the underlined words.

Your drone will only fly to 500 metres higher than where you launch from.
Your drone won't fly higher than 4000 metres above sea level.
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imcoo
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thanks a lot.
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OnanBarbarian
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Exactly
Even Chines breaks them own Rules
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OnanBarbarian Posted at 8-24 07:16
Exactly
Even Chines breaks them own Rules
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsmZ6MOoe-w

thats what im talking about
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Myrks
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I had my Mini 2 flying on 5500m. So the air is not too thin for this altitude yet.
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TomKatt
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While I was aware of limitations around airports, recently while flying a few miles away from a rural airport I had a window pop up notifying me that I was in an airport zone and had to check a box confirming I accepted all responsibility, and was then limited to only 200 ft high.  Not really much of an inconvenience and everything else worked fine.

So I guess that geozone thing does work.

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Hi all, very interesting to read some different point of views. I want to buy a mini 2 and take it to the Himalayas. Max altitude of the hike is 5300 meters. Do you think it is possible to fly a drone there? I see some people posting hard limits a.i. 4000 meters while others fly higher a.i. 5300 + max 500 ( in my situation).
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djiuser_ifg7shEZOo6q Posted at 9-20 02:27
Hi all, very interesting to read some different point of views. I want to buy a mini 2 and take it to the Himalayas. Max altitude of the hike is 5300 meters. Do you think it is possible to fly a drone there? I see some people posting hard limits a.i. 4000 meters while others fly higher a.i. 5300 + max 500 ( in my situation).

To save typing it again, see what I wrote about this topic yesterday here:
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=274923
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Labroides Posted at 9-20 04:40
To save typing it again, see what I wrote about this topic yesterday here:
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=274923

Everything I needed to know...
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djiuser_ifg7shEZOo6q Posted at 9-20 05:03
Everything I needed to know...

I just got my mini 2 and I love it...
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djiuser_HMpSPihWwa0u
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In my country i cant fly more than 15m
Can soneone tell me how to change the height altitude through software???
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If I fly above 500m is my refresh service voided?
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What 500m are you concerned about?
If relative to the launch point then, if it is not a malfunction in the drone, almost certainly yes because that would mean you have hacked the drone's firmware. Is that possible with the mini 2?
If the firmware is not hacked and the drone is functioning correctly then you should not be able force the drone higher than 500m relative to the home point.

If you are talking about above sea level then no care refresh would not be voided.
If you are talking about 500m above the ground directly beneath the drone then your care refresh should not be voided ...... BUT ..... you may be flying the drone at illegal heights and in manned aircraft air space.

Be warned it would take a long time to get up 500m relative to the home point and probably longer to get down.....safely. You probably would not have much safe loiter time up there.
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djiuser_KlVxR5zQAL8H Posted at 1-4 09:57
If I fly above 500m is my refresh service voided?

You need to get your TRUST certificate. It is required for flying. It's free.
https://trust.pilotinstitute.com ... 41C89oaAn17EALw_wcB
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imcoo Posted at 2022-8-21 15:56
if the 500m height can not be broken then why DJI bother mentioning 4000m height? whats the point of giving 4000m number to anyone out there?

If you’re on a mountain greater than 4000 meters, the air is too thin to allow the drone to climb higher, hence the 4000 meter operating limit.
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PixelPro
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I depends on your region, but you can set the hight to anything you want in the settings
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If you’re on a mountain greater than 4000 meters, the air is too thin to allow the drone to climb higher, hence the 4000 meter operating limit.

But many people are flying DJI drones at South Everest Base Camp, at an altitude of more than 5000 meters.
It may be difficult, and the drone will work harder, and DJI does not rrecommend flying at higher altitudes than 4000 meters - the so-called service ceiling. But the drone  will not stop you from trying.
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PixelPro Posted at 2-8 10:30
I depends on your region, but you can set the hight to anything you want in the settings

No you can not, if the firmware is not hacked the settable height limit ranges from 15m to 500m.
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djiuser_bliLTjtUzyLG
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My limit is now 120m in 500m zone can,t set it to 500m
Latest updates change this
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Labroides Posted at 2022-8-21 15:00
Your drone will only fly to 500 metres higher than where you launch.
Your drone won't fly higher than 4000 metres above sea level.





Take off point is 14176.4 ft (4321 meters) above sea level.

The 4000 meters above sea level is a service ceiling but not a hard limit.
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djiuser_ifg7shEZOo6q Posted at 2022-9-20 02:27
Hi all, very interesting to read some different point of views. I want to buy a mini 2 and take it to the Himalayas. Max altitude of the hike is 5300 meters. Do you think it is possible to fly a drone there? I see some people posting hard limits a.i. 4000 meters while others fly higher a.i. 5300 + max 500 ( in my situation).

The 4000m service ceiling is not a hard limit. I have made several flights on standard DJI fw at or above 4000 m.
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djiuser_7hWI7fIgBa81 Posted at 2-8 09:56
If you’re on a mountain greater than 4000 meters, the air is too thin to allow the drone to climb higher, hence the 4000 meter operating limit.

False.

It will fly.
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the_hefay Posted at 6-27 09:51
False.

It will fly.

Yes, but not that good and not for that long.....
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djiuser_bliLTjtUzyLG Posted at 6-23 10:12
My limit is now 120m in 500m zone can,t set it to 500m
Latest updates change this

the administrator on the mini 3 pro forum writes that it's a mistake and fixes have already been released!!!
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Burt37 Posted at 6-27 22:50
Yes, but not that good and not for that long.....

You are correct that it won't fly the same as at sea level. But the point is that it absolutely will fly above the service limit. And although flight time will go down and control goes down, I have never personally had a problem flying it at these high Peruvian altitudes.
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