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Just purchased my first drone, a Mavic Pro. I have about 10 hours flying time in my neighborhood. Will be traveling to Northern Canada in a few weeks, and the thought just occurred to me that there is no WiFi where we will be. Will I still be able to fly my MP, and what will I loose in the way of functionality with my controls, if any?
 

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Just purchased my first drone, a Mavic Pro. I have about 10 hours flying time in my neighborhood. Will be traveling to Northern Canada in a few weeks, and the thought just occurred to me that there is no WiFi where we will be. Will I still be able to fly my MP, and what will I loose in the way of functionality with my controls, if any?
No, you will be fine. You do not need WIFI access to fly.
Howdy from Wyoming @Bernie11 , welcome to the community, plenty of fine folk and excellent information here.
 

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If your drone is functioning as it should right now, avoid doing any updating for now. You have plenty of time to do that after your trip if you decided to.
 

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Thanks guys for the fast reply, much appreciated. Now I have to find a good water recovery / float system as I will be flying over some lakes up there. Will make me a little upset if it goes for a swim 30 ft. of water and I can't recover it. I did sign up for the Dji Replenish program, but I know you have to have the drone in hand to fight it out with them.
 

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Thanks guys for the fast reply, much appreciated. Now I have to find a good water recovery / float system as I will be flying over some lakes up there. Will make me a little upset if it goes for a swim 30 ft. of water and I can't recover it. I did sign up for the Dji Replenish program, but I know you have to have the drone in hand to fight it out with them.
Some of us here have a stand alone state farm policy that covers loss, theft, and smashing it to bits. Cost.. . $60 for the year.

Refresh program isn't even close to worth it for me.
 

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I doubt you can get it in the DR though.
There is a good drone shop in Santo Domingo, for repairs. But how would they know if I am in the DR, we have an office in Ft. Lauderdale, everything could be handled from there. Unless of course they look at GPS logs on the drone, after a crash or something.
 

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you mean as part of a house contents policy, or stand alone with drone only?
It's called personal articles policy and not every state farm agent will write the policy. I have all 3 drones covered for 60$ a year so if I crash one of them, they pay the retail price I paid for it. They send out a check.
 

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The only thing you don't get is the map display - if you need the map display you can cache it onto your device beforehand.
Hi, I found out the hard way to keep my Note8 on airplane mode when I fly. No cashes but I had to change my pants. Do you have any instructions on Caching maps to my android phone?
 

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Do you have more information on this policy? Does it have a name?
Ugh. Sorry for the late reply...
I just tried to call my "underwriter" and they said that the drone policy I purchased is called a "personal property policy." Ask your State Farm agent and ask another one in your town if you get a negative response. Unless state laws would prohibit it, (which I Don't know), State Farm Insurance most definitely offers this policy
 

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Just purchased my first drone, a Mavic Pro. I have about 10 hours flying time in my neighborhood. Will be traveling to Northern Canada in a few weeks, and the thought just occurred to me that there is no WiFi where we will be. Will I still be able to fly my MP, and what will I loose in the way of functionality with my controls, if any?
I use a non-cellular iPad mini and tether it to my iPhone using the personal hot spot. Not sure of your cell data plan, but that's a way to get your maps.
 

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There is a good drone shop in Santo Domingo, for repairs. But how would they know if I am in the DR, we have an office in Ft. Lauderdale, everything could be handled from there. Unless of course they look at GPS logs on the drone, after a crash or something.
Honestly, they wouldn't know you are in DR. Give them a FL address and you should be solid. I am in la habana right now visiting my mother and my state farm does not cover it here. I have a permit to fly here so if I crash, I too would just say it happened near my home in the States.
 
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