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I fly in the Cascade mountains. There are many line of sight <122mAGL flight opportunities that would result in going more than 500m above my starting point. I have done all the FW shenanigans to remove the 500m limit from my Mavic Pro, but DJI Go 4 is hard coded to 500m, as is Litchi. Are there are control apps that will let me fly more than 500m above my home point? Note that I'm not talking about +500mAGL, I'm talking about flying up the side of a mountain. See my post from this weekend if you want the details of one of the planned routes.
 
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No. It is a part of the firmware not the software.

I flashed FW 03.0700, updated the params, and then flashed a special version of 04.0300 that doesn't update the parameters. See attached. But my problem is that the vehicle is fine w/ more than 500m, but DJI GO 4 and Litchi are not.

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you need to roll the firmware back to .007 and then root you mp. plenty of vids on you tube.

Yes. And I did that. See my earlier reply. I'm quite confident my bird is willing to go more than 500m up. But DJI GO 4 and Litchi will not. That's the problem.
 

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If you changed the height limit parameter with assistant, anything the app says will be ignored. Try changing the app limit to 5m and go fly.
 
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If you changed the height limit parameter with assistant, anything the app says will be ignored. Try changing the app limit to 5m and go fly.

I flew this weekend at (47.4185, -121.1747) after making the changes shown above with DJI GO 4, and the MP stopped at 500m. DJI GO 4 has its own setting for max altitude and you can only set it between 20m and 500m. Ditto Litchi.
 

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I flew this weekend at (47.4185, -121.1747) after making the changes shown above with DJI GO 4, and the MP stopped at 500m. DJI GO 4 has its own setting for max altitude and you can only set it between 20m and 500m. Ditto Litchi.

Follow this guide and you'll be all set:
 

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Any way to climb the mountain and launch at a higher elevation?
Or, what if you climb up say 450m, find a spot to land. Then take off again? Will that give you an extra 500m from there? Just have to watch the battery, cos the calculated battery % to return home would be incorrect.
 
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Found my problem. Pilot error. I fixed three parameters, but there was a fourth I had missed in the video- an enable that needs to be something other than "1". Just flew two 1000+m climbs on neighboring Cascade mountains.
 
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just remember it takes quite a bit of battery to climb AND DESCEND from those extended altitudes.

Plan your flight times accordingly, especially where you might have wind issues in mountain areas.
 

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just remember it takes quite a bit of battery to climb AND DESCEND from those extended altitudes.

Plan your flight times accordingly, especially where you might have wind issues in mountain areas.
Descending at 10m/s uses minimal battery near sea level. In thinner air Manual mode allows unlimited descent speed.
 
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just remember it takes quite a bit of battery to climb AND DESCEND from those extended altitudes.

Plan your flight times accordingly, especially where you might have wind issues in mountain areas.

Thank you. I try to do a 20% out, 20% back test flight on my first battery in any given situation, then the second and third batts are for two "summit attempts". Then I try to always turn around at 60% (or sooner if flying with a tailwind).
 
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Descending at 10m/s uses minimal battery near sea level. In thinner air Manual mode allows unlimited descent speed.

Lolo, thank you for recommending I watch the short video. I had seen it before, and moved onto his detailed video (since I had to flash FW twice) but watching the short video made me realize I had missed the enabling parameter in his long video.

I wish I could drop like a stone on the descent, but I'm trying to live within the 122mAGL so I pick a slope and hug the mountainside (within reason.) El Cap would be impossible, even if it wasn't in a Nat'l Park...
 
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