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Geofence on or off?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tricky, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Tricky

    Jul 30, 2015
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    Westchester County, New York
    So I was trying to get some footage the other day, in a place with poor internet service. I was close to an airstrip that I am familiar with, and had flown closer to in the past...before "Geo"-gate. Regardless, I knew I was in an authorization zone (yellow).

    I tried to pre-authorize from the website using my cell phone, received a text code I then entered into app. It went through. However, when I turned my bird on...it did not appear to go through. I tapped the app that asked if I wanted to authorize this flight, I tapped YES, it then said "failed to authenticate" error 1001...I did this 3x...it never authorized.

    I then simply turned the geofence off in the settings, took off without incident. However I noticed I get red flashing intermittently when I have geofence off....

    what has been anyone else's experience with self authorization...and/or turning and keeping geofence off...? thx as always
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