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Mavic Sport Mode Top Speed? 60MPH?
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I've seen two video's on youtube of mavic going about 60MPH and was wondering if this is GPS glitch or is it really traveling that fast?  When out of sport mode it shows 28-32mph in these videos so it seems odd it would be correct in one mode and wrong in another?
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That would be groundspeed.

TBH I haven't been overly impressed with any of the YouTube reviews on any of the new releases. Safe flying is largely absent - and all seem to lack any knowledge of principles of flight.

Yesterday I saw two "experts" conclude that the Mavic, which was flying over some trees, was "faster into a headwind" than the P4 some 100 feet above it because "the smaller size meant it was better at cutting through the wind"???

I had a dog kennel that hit 30mph once (!) so I guess the Mavic could easily exceed 100mph groundspeed if the tailwind was strong enough.
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Yes could have been a tail wind
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Hi, the top speed on sport mode is 65km/h(18m/s).
The top speed on P mode :10m/s(turn on the obstacle sensing system);15m/s(turn off the obstacle sensing system)
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-11-3 02:11
Hi, the top speed on sport mode is 65km/h(18m/s).
The top speed on P mode :10m/s(turn on the obstac ...

Of course it will be a lot faster flying with a tail wind.
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Wait, no one is paying attention. In the video, it shows the horizontal speed in ALL DIRECTIONS to be ridiculously faster than advertised.  EVEN IN TRIPOD MODE!!!!!

Perhaps watch the video multiple times, I don't know, but there is an obvious error here if it is using GPS speed.  





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DRONE-flies-YOU Posted at 2016-11-4 02:09
Wait, no one is paying attention.  In the video, it shows the horizontal speed in ALL DIRECTIONS to  ...

I've seen some videos and wondered about this as well.  It would be nice if someone could verify the speeds with a a radar gun.  Either way, something is definitely off.  Either it's flying faster than it's supposed to or it's relaying false information.
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colonel00 Posted at 2016-11-3 11:30
I've seen some videos and wondered about this as well.  It would be nice if someone could verify t ...

Yes.  THAT'S JUST THE SPEED...
What about the other telemetry?  Altitude, VPS altitude, etc.  
Seems like a super easy fix, either way.



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The other video depicting incorrect speeds.




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DRONE-flies-YOU Posted at 2016-11-3 11:42
The other video depicting incorrect speeds.

In the above video, his menu also says "Triple Pod Enabled" but it's not enabled.  What does that even mean in ANY language?

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DRONE-flies-YOU Posted at 2016-11-4 02:42
The other video depicting incorrect speeds.

so this is incorrect as well?

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I have also seen these videos showing speeds reported by the DJI GO app of 59-63 mph in BOTH directions - so, it is not a "wind" related result. My educated guess would be this is a software bug where speeds in sport mode that are displayed in mph are actually in kilometers per hour. If this is the case, you would need to divide the displayed numerical speed by 1.6 to get true mph speed. So, 63 bogus mph (really kph) would really be 39 mph.

DJI Ken - any comment on this from your software engineers?

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fans3974ae06 Posted at 2016-11-3 14:01
so this is incorrect as well?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1LDyA_eZ_c

look at the horizon at 6:36,
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fans0c08b557 Posted at 2016-11-6 10:52
I have also seen these videos showing speeds reported by the DJI GO app of 59-63 mph in BOTH directi ...

Likewise mine reports 60 mph both directions in sport mode. Software bug I reckon. Perhaps when this bug effecting imperial unit users, thought could be given to changing max alt units to feet as well
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43 mph is my top consistent speed
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I managed 55 on the phantom 3 with a hell of a tail wind!
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I'm ashamed I found this so late. I can tell you for a fact that my mavic did fly 60 miles per hour. I have a distance between my house and a friend's that measures exactly one mile. And I have been able to from I'm at speed start crossing my property to his at 60 Seconds. Since the latest update my stats in my app have been reset Mi drone barely flies 30 miles an hour. It certainly doesn't help that DJI plays dumb with my question as to why they would mess with my recorded stats or settings at all.
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I'm ashamed that I found this so late. I can tell you the my mavic used to fly at 60 miles per hour. I have a distance between my house and a friend's house that is one mile apart exactly according to Google Earth. From a flying start I could reach from my property to his in about 60 seconds. Since the update my drone barely flies 30 miles per hour and my stats have all been reset to very low speeds.
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fans3f6bf44a Posted at 2017-4-28 20:57
I'm ashamed I found this so late. I can tell you for a fact that my mavic did fly 60 miles per hour. I have a distance between my house and a friend's that measures exactly one mile. And I have been able to from I'm at speed start crossing my property to his at 60 Seconds. Since the latest update my stats in my app have been reset Mi drone barely flies 30 miles an hour. It certainly doesn't help that DJI plays dumb with my question as to why they would mess with my recorded stats or settings at all.

I can tell you for a fact that my mavic did fly 60 miles per hour.

There used to be a firmware bug that reported the KPH value (e.g., 60+ KPH) as MPH, and I suspect that's what you were seeing. If you're really convinced that yours got up to 60 MPH then upload one of the flight logs where it did to either here or here and provide us a link so that we can see it.
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ive heard a rumour that almost 100mph is possible.
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DjBlackeye Posted at 2017-7-1 05:01
ive heard a rumour that almost 100mph is possible.

Keyword, "rumor"...with that said, there is a company that I won't name that has a hack to increase speed, amongst other things.  Though there is no way in hell that it'll reach 100mph.  For starters, the batteries would "puff".
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in fact lets say 88 mph
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I think everyone can achieve terminal velocity w/ this thing....LOL!
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Had mine at this when in sport (so about 40mph)
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I've had my mavic going 63 mph several times you just need a good tailwind.
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DjBlackeye Posted at 2017-7-1 05:01
ive heard a rumour that almost 100mph is possible.

DJI is consulting with Tesla and they are working on a Ludicrous Mode for the Mavic!
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My top speed was 73kmh but with tail wind and to return was scarry, wind was strong and mavic only flying 2kms
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The guy in the vid says it was 60mph on a 55mph road but the cars were clearly leaving it behind so I'm guessing it's Km's not mph and some old bug ?
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You can easily change flight parameters using dji assistant to enable faster speed
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