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What is the max altitude you have reached on your DJI Spark?
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H. Arif - 6IX
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Hello Spark users, I would like to conduct my first poll. Please let me know what is the maximum altitude your Spark has reached. Feel free to comment the exact altitude below. Thank you   VOTE AWAY
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Rustic17
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You would have done better to put 120m at 2 since that equates to 400' which is the highest in U.S. allowed.  That way you get a percentage of who is legal and who has exceeded legal  (in the name of pioneering and science...or going "where no man has gone before" as in the name of trekking).  Also you should have a separate 500m and >500m as 500m is the max you can set in the Max Altitude window and >500 is that you've somehow bypassed the software limit.
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H. Arif - 6IX
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-8-28 21:06
You would have done better to put 120m at 2 since that equates to 400' which is the highest in U.S. allowed.  That way you get a percentage of who is legal and who has exceeded legal  (in the name of pioneering and science...or going "where no man has gone before" as in the name of trekking).  Also you should have a separate 500m and >500m as 500m is the max you can set in the Max Altitude window and >500 is that you've somehow bypassed the software limit.

Thank you for the feedback. Will try again some time soon, maybe a different question. thanks for voting
2018-8-28
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Wolferl
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...and 150m as some European countries have this limit (for instance, Austria)
2018-8-28
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bjr981s
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200 Metres before the AU rules changed. They were 120 Metres / 400ft in controlled airspace and unlimited (Line of Sight rule) outside controlled air space. But now it is Global 120 Metres.
2018-8-29
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Alex Batalov
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I did max 500 meters once in an open field in the middle of nowhere. It was not here in Spain

Fly safe everyone.
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Greg - TheHuski
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120m....  400ft...  Legal Height for Australia... Not in your POLL
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Injidup
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Does it really matter?
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H. Arif - 6IX
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bjr981s Posted at 2018-8-29 00:15
200 Metres before the AU rules changed. They were 120 Metres / 400ft in controlled airspace and unlimited (Line of Sight rule) outside controlled air space. But now it is Global 120 Metres.

In Canada its 90m limit but im sure people have broken it, I went 500m once
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H. Arif - 6IX
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 2018-8-29 00:47
120m....  400ft...  Legal Height for Australia... Not in your POLL

I know, I'm sorry, this is my first poll and I'm also a new spark user, so I have no experience with this.
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rimza
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Hi Arif, this is a public site so the results and replies are visible to all. Though your intentions maybe be purely to get feedback from the users, it is just best to know your limits within your graphical location with is the legal norm to follow. Or if you are travelling, your destination country limits.

There are just to many issues about drone nowadays that makes hobbyist wonder if the laws will get tougher in the near future rendering the fun out of  drone flying.

Cheers mate have fun while the situation still permits.
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H. Arif - 6IX
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 2018-8-29 00:47
120m....  400ft...  Legal Height for Australia... Not in your POLL

I know, I'm sorry, this is my first poll and I'm also a new spark user, so I have no experience with this.
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H. Arif - 6IX
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rimza Posted at 2018-8-29 08:13
Hi Arif, this is a public site so the results and replies are visible to all. Though your intentions maybe be purely to get feedback from the users, it is just best to know your limits within your graphical location with is the legal norm to follow. Or if you are travelling, your destination country limits.

There are just to many issues about drone nowadays that makes hobbyist wonder if the laws will get tougher in the near future rendering the fun out of  drone flying.

What are you suggesting?
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Ani
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I went max 500m once.
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H. Arif - 6IX
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Ani Posted at 2018-8-29 08:38
I went max 500m once.

its so stressing because if anything fails your drone will become, well, mashed electronics.
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Injidup Posted at 2018-8-29 01:33
Does it really matter?

To know, what the bird (of others) have achieved and to feel save, flying it 90-120m?
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H. Arif - 6IX Posted at 2018-8-29 07:50
I know, I'm sorry, this is my first poll and I'm also a new spark user, so I have no experience with this.

LOL that's ok...  
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wimherman
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I am not sure what you mean by your question. You mean altitude over the ground level ? or the real altitude? . In that last case, since im living high above sealevel and there is lots of mountains around, i have been over  ft 5.000
2018-8-30
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jyc
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90 meters is the maximum legal flight altitude in Canada. That is my my maximum also.
2018-8-30
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jyc Posted at 2018-8-30 04:00
90 meters is the maximum legal flight altitude in Canada. That is my my maximum also.

And when you post anything outside of your legal max, you're putting a nail in the coffin of our hobby. The FAA and homeland security read these forums and youtube and are making decisions on future legal limitations based on what they see the drone community posting as well as reported incidents.
Just last week a youtube video hit the headlines regarding a "legal" drone flight showing video of a helicopter passing within "dangerous" closeness to a drone. Those who argue about was it really that close; it was at legal altitude, all are moot points. The film was placed in public view showing a dangerous situation for manned aircraft.
Moral of the story is, quit posting obviously illegal or dangerous videos. The operator, right or wrong, they will be used against the hobby no matter what country your in.
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stuka75 Posted at 2018-8-30 05:18
And when you post anything outside of your legal max, you're putting a nail in the coffin of our hobby. The FAA and homeland security read these forums and youtube and are making decisions on future legal limitations based on what they see the drone community posting as well as reported incidents.
Just last week a youtube video hit the headlines regarding a "legal" drone flight showing video of a helicopter passing within "dangerous" closeness to a drone. Those who argue about was it really that close; it was at legal altitude, all are moot points. The film was placed in public view showing a dangerous situation for manned aircraft.
Moral of the story is, quit posting obviously illegal or dangerous videos. The operator, right or wrong, they will be used against the hobby no matter what country your in.

^ This sums it up.
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-8-28 21:06
You would have done better to put 120m at 2 since that equates to 400' which is the highest in U.S. allowed.  That way you get a percentage of who is legal and who has exceeded legal  (in the name of pioneering and science...or going "where no man has gone before" as in the name of trekking).  Also you should have a separate 500m and >500m as 500m is the max you can set in the Max Altitude window and >500 is that you've somehow bypassed the software limit.

This is not true....not sure why so many think this.  In the U.S., if flying recreationally only, you are covered under section 336 and there is no height limit.  There is however a visual line of site restriction.  If flying under Part 107 (commercially) then yes, there is a 400' height restriction.
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H. Arif - 6IX
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jyc Posted at 2018-8-30 04:00
90 meters is the maximum legal flight altitude in Canada. That is my my maximum also.

really, I've gone up to 500m for a few seconds to take pictures then brought it back down.
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pmshop
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Some kind of malfunction caused it to fly up to 1975 feet (601m)
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H. Arif - 6IX
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pmshop Posted at 2018-8-30 11:43
Some kind of malfunction caused it to fly up to 1975 feet (601m)

lucky you. You have flown alot with just your spark.
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wimherman Posted at 2018-8-30 01:32
I am not sure what you mean by your question. You mean altitude over the ground level ? or the real altitude? . In that last case, since im living high above sealevel and there is lots of mountains around, i have been over  ft 5.000

What ever your flight logs show. thanks
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Hddeuce Posted at 2018-8-30 09:47
This is not true....not sure why so many think this.  In the U.S., if flying recreationally only, you are covered under section 336 and there is no height limit.  There is however a visual line of site restriction.  If flying under Part 107 (commercially) then yes, there is a 400' height restriction.

Interesting point regarding height limit in US. The following is from :
https://www.faa.gov/documentLibr ... /AC_91-57A_Ch_1.pdf
The quote below from this leaves the 400ft limit as a grey area. Most have interpreted this as mandatory. Or is it?
"e. Model aircraft operators should follow best practices including limiting operations to 400 feet
above ground level (AGL).
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Had to get my calculator out, you wacky people and your metric system.   
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If you cannot get to the maximum legal height based on your country location, do raise the issue for forumers to advise.

If you exceeded the legal height limit, pat yourself on your shoulder.
2018-8-31
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statistcs say 169m, but i am pretty sure i've never gone up beyond 120m.
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H. Arif - 6IX Posted at 2018-8-29 08:40
its so stressing because if anything fails your drone will become, well, mashed electronics.

Not to mention the damage a falling object with sharp protrusions would do to anything it hits below.  
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rimza Posted at 2018-8-31 00:25
If you cannot get to the maximum legal height based on your country location, do raise the issue for forumers to advise.

If you exceeded the legal height limit, pat yourself on your shoulder.

The height limit in Canada is 300 feet which is ridiculous.
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WebParrot Posted at 2018-8-31 07:20
Not to mention the damage a falling object with sharp protrusions would do to anything it hits below.

I do not fly over large crowds. Usually over large fields valleys and nature.
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H. Arif - 6IX Posted at 2018-8-31 10:45
I do not fly over large crowds. Usually over large fields valleys and nature.

No accusation intended.  Mine is a general comment as no other poster considered that in their replies.  While you may fly over fields and valleys, a loss of control, high winds, loss of communication could cause an aircraft to drift/fly over an area that contains persons, animals, or buildings.
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H. Arif - 6IX Posted at 2018-8-31 10:42
The height limit in Canada is 300 feet which is ridiculous.

Ridiculous....?.... not really.  With an overcast sky it's really easy to lose sight of your aircraft when it's that high.  
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WebParrot Posted at 2018-9-1 11:09
No accusation intended.  Mine is a general comment as no other poster considered that in their replies.  While you may fly over fields and valleys, a loss of control, high winds, loss of communication could cause an aircraft to drift/fly over an area that contains persons, animals, or buildings.

Have you seen the Canadian drone laws, they are very strict and irrational.
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WebParrot Posted at 2018-9-1 11:10
Ridiculous....?.... not really.  With an overcast sky it's really easy to lose sight of your aircraft when it's that high.

It is ridiculous. I cannot hit a building and a planes altitude is at least 2 kilometers, DJI drones are limited to 500m.
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