Is it safe to Fly P3 in Kiev Ukraine

Joined
Jun 14, 2015
Messages
53
Reaction score
6
Hey guys I'm going to Kiev< Ukraine next week for a business trip and was wondering if it is legal to fly my P3 in the city of Kiev. Just dont wanna take it all the way there for nothing. I have done loads of online searches but cannot come up with an answer! Loads of articles about the military flying these DJI drones but nothing definitive if its legal to fly for a civilian. Also my concern is will the bird be safe or risk being shot down?

Thanks for your advise!

Reuben
 

LuvMyTJ

Admin
Premium Pilot
Joined
Feb 9, 2014
Messages
9,272
Reaction score
5,565
Location
Live! From New York!
I do not have the answer but this may help you find it.
Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 7.32.31 PM✨.png


Civil Aviation Authority Ukraine - www.avia.gov.ua - Translator


Link to a group in the Ukraine - drone.ua - Translator


Drone day in the Ukraine - Team Ukraine
 
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Messages
13
Reaction score
2
Age
51
I bought my P3 in B&H New York on vacation from Scotland. The guy who served me asked if I was sure I could fly it back home in Scotland as he had heard someone from Russia bought one and had problems with gps etc over there.

Don't take my word for it but definitely try and get a solid answer.

Steven.
 

LuvMyTJ

Admin
Premium Pilot
Joined
Feb 9, 2014
Messages
9,272
Reaction score
5,565
Location
Live! From New York!
I bought my P3 in B&H New York on vacation from Scotland. The guy who served me asked if I was sure I could fly it back home in Scotland as he had heard someone from Russia bought one and had problems with gps etc over there.

Don't take my word for it but definitely try and get a solid answer.

Steven.
Russia has a different GPS system (GLONASS- Globalnaya Navigazionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema, or Global Navigation Satellite System), only the P3A/P can take advantage of it. Maybe thats why?
 

LuvMyTJ

Admin
Premium Pilot
Joined
Feb 9, 2014
Messages
9,272
Reaction score
5,565
Location
Live! From New York!
The G in GPS stands for Global.
GPS works all over the world - not just in some locations.
Russia's GLONASS is also global.
I assumed that but I wondered if US GPS in Russia was blocked or degraded in some way.
Wonder why someone would have issues there, unless it was a problem that would of affected that Phantom where ever it was located.
 

alokbhargava

Premium Pilot
Joined
Sep 28, 2015
Messages
6,943
Reaction score
2,324
Location
San Francisco, CA
P3A/P senses US satelites as well GLONAS. Thats why we get GPS locking to 15 satelites and get good accuracy. Without GLONASS, we would get locking to 4 -5 only and chances of losing position are very high.
 

LuvMyTJ

Admin
Premium Pilot
Joined
Feb 9, 2014
Messages
9,272
Reaction score
5,565
Location
Live! From New York!
P3A/P senses US satelites as well GLONAS. Thats why we get GPS locking to 15 satelites and get good accuracy. Without GLONASS, we would get locking to 4 -5 only and chances of losing position are very high.
GPS should not be that low unless there is some issue with the quad. My P2 gets 8 - 12 always with no GLONASS.
I believe the DJI manual states not to take of with less than 6.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Meta4
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
Messages
694
Reaction score
185
Age
33
Location
London UK
I bought my P3 in B&H New York on vacation from Scotland. The guy who served me asked if I was sure I could fly it back home in Scotland as he had heard someone from Russia bought one and had problems with gps etc over there.

Don't take my word for it but definitely try and get a solid answer.

Steven.

Pretty sure its a myth.

GLONASS is Russian sats.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Meta4
Joined
Jun 14, 2015
Messages
53
Reaction score
6
While we are on the subject I was also going to attempt flying it in chernobyl where the nuclear disaster happened. There is a video of a US guy that did such thing obviously with permission. My question is will the nuclear radiation exposure affect the long term reliability of my P3P.
 

alokbhargava

Premium Pilot
Joined
Sep 28, 2015
Messages
6,943
Reaction score
2,324
Location
San Francisco, CA
While we are on the subject I was also going to attempt flying it in chernobyl where the nuclear disaster happened. There is a video of a US guy that did such thing obviously with permission. My question is will the nuclear radiation exposure affect the long term reliability of my P3P.
We are not nuclear scientist. :)
 
Joined
Oct 29, 2015
Messages
594
Reaction score
203
Location
Sydney, Australia
While we are on the subject I was also going to attempt flying it in chernobyl where the nuclear disaster happened. There is a video of a US guy that did such thing obviously with permission. My question is will the nuclear radiation exposure affect the long term reliability of my P3P.
Oooo, that sounds like an exciting project. Why don't you try flying the bird around the nuclear reactor number 4 for about half an hour and bring it back. If it glows green in the dark, then you know :D:D:D
 
Joined
Jun 14, 2015
Messages
53
Reaction score
6
Haha good one glow in the dark P3P. Anyway I have decided to take it with me to Kiev. Currently on the flight about to take off so there is no turning back
 
Joined
Nov 23, 2015
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Age
36
Take your drone with you; there are no problems to fly it in Ukraine. Of course, there are some limitations and you cannot just fly in such places as Chernobyl, you need to have authorization to do it. We have done it many times.

You can not fly higher than 300 m and you need to stay 7km away from airports. This is in general.


If you will have any questions - just text to our office, we will help [email protected]
 
Joined
Oct 29, 2015
Messages
594
Reaction score
203
Location
Sydney, Australia
Haha good one glow in the dark P3P. Anyway I have decided to take it with me to Kiev. Currently on the flight about to take off so there is no turning back
Please post your video when you get back. Love to see aerial video of Chernobyl. With a bit of video editing i.e dulling the colour or make it black-and-white, it may even looks creepy ;)
 
Joined
Nov 23, 2015
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Age
36
Please post your video when you get back. Love to see aerial video of Chernobyl. With a bit of video editing i.e dulling the colour or make it black-and-white, it may even looks creepy ;)
this video was made in Chernobyl btw
 
Joined
May 3, 2015
Messages
3,974
Reaction score
1,358
Age
67
Location
Edmonton Alberta
A few slow circles around the perimeter of a nuclear reactor melt down and you may never have to charge your intelligent flight battery again. ;-)
image.jpeg

There's a much better drone for that.

RedHotPoker
 

New Threads

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
140,083
Messages
1,444,683
Members
101,853
Latest member
LoudWalker