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Pushed Spark to height limit with WIFI(no OTG)
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moh_rafiudeen
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Yesterday one of my friend asked, how high does spark goes. I put it under test and here's the conclusion.

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2017-9-13 21:39:15
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Based on your video, it showed weak image transmission.
Please note that it is related to your way to put your antenna and I would not suggest you to fly your drone over your head cause it will affect the transmission.
You should fly your spark in a place without interference, such as, factories, high voltage line and bluetooth devices.
2017-9-13 23:35:01
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S-e-ven
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Only the Clouds are the limit ;-)

Cloud.jpg

That was 490m
I had to check it, too
2017-9-14 00:36:17
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Anuvis
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Very nice picture....
2017-9-14 00:40:36
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S-e-ven Posted at 2017-9-14 00:36
Only the Clouds are the limit ;-)

[view_image]

Thanks for sharing. Please check carefully and follow the tips, there are lots of objects which can have a great impact on image.
Hope you have a nice flight.
2017-9-14 00:49:34
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2017-9-13 23:35
Based on your video, it showed weak image transmission.
Please note that it is related to your way to put your antenna and I would not suggest you to fly your drone over your head cause it will affect the transmission.
You should fly your spark in a place without interference, such as, factories, high voltage line and bluetooth devices.

Thanks for that piece of Advice, usually I wont fly above 100 meters, today I just wanted to check with the max height that I can reach
2017-9-14 01:09:15
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S-e-ven Posted at 2017-9-14 00:36
Only the Clouds are the limit ;-)

[view_image]

its like playing clash of clans
2017-9-14 01:09:44
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moh_rafiudeen Posted at 2017-9-14 01:09
Thanks for that piece of Advice, usually I wont fly above 100 meters, today I just wanted to check with the max height that I can reach

Ok, please check the information above and hope it can help you with your next flight. Keep us updated, thanks.
2017-9-14 02:17:03
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Indi91
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Scary but a nice picture
2017-9-14 02:35:50
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Montfrooij
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That was pretty high.
How high are you allowed you fly in the USA?
2017-9-14 05:21:19
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-14 05:21
That was pretty high.
How high are you allowed you fly in the USA?

The standard for recreation in the USA is 400 feet.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-14 05:21
That was pretty high.
How high are you allowed you fly in the USA?

ya, 400 for recreation as stated..  but if you are in an area with no air traffic or advisories or anything.. (check various maps and tools), you should be clear to fly higher.  not sure how high before you need to get clearance or a waiver that has to be researched greater.  but if its clear and indicated as such and you know the area has quiet skies, i'm sure no one will give you a hard time for a quick buzz either way.   


as for getting clearance to fly higher, that is actually fairly easy as long as the area you are flying in isn't in a direct pathway for incoming or outgoing air traffic.   FAA has been fairly lenient on giving out clearances and waivers.  my local airport near my second home told me i am clear up to 400 feet (as requested) and for she even said for foreseeable future i should not need to request clearance in this area unless i make changes..



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