Why does the warning not show when I use the standard battery?I'm in Colorado Springs at an altitude of 6800 ft (2050 m) and I get this warning. Since the air is thinner, the drone has to work harder to stay aloft and the runtime on the battery will be less than it would be at sea level. If I was a visitor instead of a resident, the warning might be a good thing to have.
I have tried that during past flights and it never goes away. Which brings up another issue. Much of the time when I touch this screen to swipe down or initiate some action I have to do it numerous times to get it to respond. Esp the swipe down menus. I end up changing the gimbal and white balance and exposure before I get that menu to show up. Maybe that's the real problem to begin with.Have you tried tapping on the warning to delete it? That’s all I do when it shows at high altitude.
That part is very weird.Why does the warning not show when I use the standard battery?
That all makes sense. Mine shows the second it's powered up and props still. It's just a very irritating thing and unnecessary if it can't be dismissed.That part is very weird.
One possible explanation would be that the warning is triggered not just by pressure altitude, by pressure altitude combined with weight, as a way to address the endurance question. Perhaps, it knows which battery is being used, and the "endurance warning" function of the high altitude warning gets triggered not just by the altitude, but by when it knows it's heavy.
Logically, this makes sense, but I have no idea if that's the way it actually works!
Do you see the warning as soon as everything is powered up, or do you not see it until you're in the air? My Mini-1 gives the warning as soon as it's powered up, prior to liftoff.
An OP made the good point that the warning could be useful for people who don't normally fly from a high elevation, but it sure would be nice to be able to turn it off. Still, if you're not regularly monitoring your battery power % and time remaining indicators, you're not paying attention. In that sense, it's a kind of baboon-proofing.
Thank goodness for my two perfect older drones in Go4.It's not a max flight ceiling issue.
Above some MSL altitude, it complains. And never stops complaining.
I thought it was just a Mini-1 issue, but obviously not.
I suspect this bothers pilots of full-sized aircraft much more than it bothers anybody else! And just as a random guess, I suspect the number of drone pilots who are also full-sized pilots is tiny, maybe 5% max.That all makes sense. Mine shows the second it's powered up and props still. It's just a very irritating thing and unnecessary if it can't be dismissed.
I get the high wind warnings most with the Mini-1, a little less with the Mini-SE, and only sometimes with the Mini-2s. At first I always brought the drones home when I got that message, until I determined that they were excessively conservative.Thank goodness for my two perfect older drones in Go4.
That would drive me crazy now, bad enough the odd high wind warnings popping up now and then, screen clutter, when it’s perfectly ok to fly.
This happens to me a lot, except at about 30ft up. But then it goes away in 1-3 minutes... I assume it has something to do with getting a GPS lock or something.I know about the 400' limit. This warning is on from the minute the drone is ready to fly and on a a 2ft hover.
But when it decided to come home, the first thing it did was to climb up to its RTH altitude.
Bad plan! It was at the altitude it was to avoid the wind, but it started climbing up into the monster. When it got there, it started to come home, but in an odd orientation...it was pointed about 90º counter-clockwise from its direction of movement. Why? Because it could fight the wind better in that orientation, for some reason? Still a mystery.