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How would you get your Mavic Air to go 160kph / 100mph?
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Danger Lampost
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This is a totally theoretical discussion, and I don't mean to imply that anyone would actually do this. It's a thought experiment.

So... Assuming you had the goal of modifying a Mavic Air to go 160kph / 100mph, like an FPV racing drone, what are the modifications you would make in order to achieve that goal?

I can almost hear a DJI forum admin saying, "Any such modifications would likely void your warrantee and we do not advise that," so let me just put that disclaimer in here up front. This is really just a thought experiment, not something you'd do in real life.
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HedgeTrimmer
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Throw boat anchor over 500-foot cliff, with MA tied to anchor?
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GDL
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Remove all props, turn on motor and put it on top of a racer car.
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GDL
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Take a look on this MA modification. Basically remove everything inside and just left the original cover and arms.

https://youtu.be/cNn54AnpC7c
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 2018-7-2 16:59
Throw boat anchor over 500-foot cliff, with MA tied to anchor?

                           
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Danger Lampost
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GDL Posted at 2018-7-2 17:52
Take a look on this MA modification. Basically remove everything inside and just left the original cover and arms.

https://youtu.be/cNn54AnpC7c

Cool video. Wish there was some more detail about the mods, but at least it looks like something is possible.
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Danger Lampost
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SparksBird Posted at 2018-7-2 18:00
https://youtu.be/a5yUeCSggCE

Hah! Thanks for that laugh. Looks like that drone had too much chili and beer before it took off.
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GDL Posted at 2018-7-2 17:52
Take a look on this MA modification. Basically remove everything inside and just left the original cover and arms.

https://youtu.be/cNn54AnpC7c

Kinda like those ''Stock Cars'' of NASCAR.  Bodies don't even look ''Stock''.
And Good luck going to Honest Abe Motors and buying one.
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fansf2304bca
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You just need more powerful motors and a battery that can support it. Thats it.
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GDL
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That’s not MA anymore
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HereForTheBeer
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used to be a way you can trick your mavic pro to have "unlimited" speed buy flying down stream with the wind and using Atti/sport mode trick.    now however DJI limites propulsion if you are flying with the wind down stream...  this doesn't mean you wont exceed the limited of the drone i have managed over 60mph a few times flying with the wind of an appahcing strong storm.   just no longer as easy as used to be to get insane speeds by adding max prop speed + wind speed pushing you along.
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GDL
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Make sense DJI limited the speed when flying down wind. It’s easy that you fly far away with wind and unable to return. Battery down much faster when flying to head wind during return.
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I think one day there can be such possibility of unleashing a drone 100 MPH that will have longer flight-time. The concept of every aircraft having a new state-of-the-art GPS system possibly having all UAS capability to precisely fly with running information to each manned aircraft's location, where some arbitrary distance is set, say 5,000 feet between UAS needing yielding to all manned aircraft flying in same location. This new system would essentially automate second-by-second where a buffer zone between all aircraft, where enough distance and estimated time could prevent potential accidents from occurring? Then this could pave the way for having a Mavic Air or Spark travel at speeds of 100 MPH with flight times running much longer. Imagine DJI drones flying while constantly automatically adjusting its distance and flight path whereby this would act as yielding mechanism to all manned aircrafts flying within its flight vicinity. In the US, the FAA would have a much easier job with now having smartskies - as the air would be filled with smartcrafts basically becoming virtually automated and flying perfectly safe?
Realistic and potentially possible but not at all likely in the near future...   
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By attaching it with some wire to fast car around a race track   
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