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Mavic max flight distance...4mi or 8mi?
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Eazy123
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I'm new to drones, so I feel like I'm missing something here - but I see the max range is 4.3 miles most places, yet on the Mavic's official specs page it says 8?!?  I'm confused.  I do notice one is for the controller (4.3mi), but what does the 8mi signify?

http://www.dji.com/mavic/info
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Please check this specs on our official website.
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Exactly - max flight distance - 8mi?
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Eazy123 Posted at 2016-9-27 23:40
Exactly - max flight distance - 8mi?

It can't fly 8 miles away from your controller, but the maximal flight range is 8 miles. So for example you can fly it in a giant circle around you, as long as the total trip is not more than 8 miles.
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IV3bJX1CqSN5 Posted at 2016-9-28 11:46
It can't fly 8 miles away from your controller, but the maximal flight range is 8 miles. So for ex ...

Bingo - that's the answer I was looking for.  Thank you.  Now, why 8 miles?  Is that the max it can fly on a battery charge?
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Eazy123 Posted at 2016-9-27 23:50
Bingo - that's the answer I was looking for.  Thank you.  Now, why 8 miles?  Is that the max it ca ...

Max. flight time 27 min at 15.5 mph. That's 7 miles. Doesn't add up completely somehow...
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Eazy123 Posted at 2016-9-28 11:50
Bingo - that's the answer I was looking for.  Thank you.  Now, why 8 miles?  Is that the max it ca ...

Correct, the max total distance it can cover is 8 miles
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IV3bJX1CqSN5 Posted at 2016-9-28 11:54
Max. flight time 27 min at 15.5 mph. That's 7 miles. Doesn't add up completely somehow...

That's calculating the max flight time endurance, not max total distance endurance.
Fly faster=less flight time but further overall travelled distance.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-9-28 00:00
That's calculating the max flight time endurance, not max total distance endurance.
Fly faster=les ...

Ah, of course, that make sense. Thanks.
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IV3bJX1CqSN5 Posted at 2016-9-28 12:01
Ah, of course, that make sense. Thanks.

No problem at all
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Hello,

Does anybody know if the Mavic has a built-in altitude limitation (firmware or otherwise). I am on the verge of pulling the trigger on one, but I need to find out this first. The specs sheet only states the absolute service ceiling, which is something else.

/// Tom
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Mimoid Posted at 2016-9-28 19:50
Hello,

Does anybody know if the Mavic has a built-in altitude limitation (firmware or otherwise).  ...

I'm sure it will be like the other DJI aircraft.
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So is this a newer version of Lightbridge or what?
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So the Mavic claims a 4 mile range with at least 720p of video, but under what kind of use case is this range? Really interested if there is a real world review of its range capabilities. For example will I be able to take off from a spot near me, fly 2 miles away, land on a parking lot, and fly back?...with normal obstructions between me and 2 miles away like buildings, trees, and small hills.

With this being an improvment over traditional 2.4Ghz wifi bands I highly doubt this would be the case. Best case you can go somehwere near 4 miles away in a perfect LOS case, where the drone has to be in a perfect visual cone in front of you. Drop below the treeline/LOS and your screwed. I hope im wrong and this Ocusycn tech is truely revolutationary.

Thoughts?

(and I understand that drones should always be flown in LOS, so lets keep discussion to purley hypothetical range scenarios).
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jstefanop Posted at 2016-9-29 08:27
So the Mavic claims a 4 mile range with at least 720p of video, but under what kind of use case is t ...

Well, if the drone has video transmission when it lands, you will be able to start it and fly it. Probably not a parking lot, something like a hill or roof would do.
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UCLABruins Posted at 2016-9-29 05:34
So is this a newer version of Lightbridge or what?

yes, with a new name.
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But I like the old name! LOL
I can't remember the new name.....what is the new name?
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UCLABruins Posted at 2016-9-30 23:58
But I like the old name!  LOL
I can't remember the new name.....what is the new name?

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OcuSync vs LightBridge ?

Somebody needs to be spanked! {:4_142:}

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How about LightSynch?  That one was free by the way just get me my Mavic sooner.
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superjet96 Posted at 2016-10-1 02:17
How about LightSynch?  That one was free by the way just get me my Mavic sooner.

Not bad
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The 27 minutes is really 21 minutes in normal use and down to 19 on sport mode distance flights

Make it 65 kmh and 19 minutes.

The inspire tb48 says 22 but it really only does
18 but it can do 100 kmh at 16 mins for distance flights.

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leanlinao Posted at 2016-9-30 17:24
The 27 minutes is really 21 minutes in normal use and down to 19 on sport mode distance flights

Mak ...

Some flight time specs are listed.
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On platinum prop and stock battery it can fly 16.9km total travel distance

https://youtu.be/PFI5VtjoHBo
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I can see the Mavic from a distance of 8 miles too.  
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IV3bJX1CqSN5 Posted at 2016-9-27 19:54
Max. flight time 27 min at 15.5 mph. That's 7 miles. Doesn't add up completely somehow...

But the Mavic can do 30+ mph & it easily flies 8+ miles on a battery.  Here a Mavic completes a complex 7.2 mile flight @ 30 mph & returns with 27% battery remaining.  


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Just remember, all specs are under ideal conditions.  Throw in wind and/or heavy throttle use, quick moves, and everything starts dropping.
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