China’s largest manufacturer of drones, probably in line with U.S. sanctions, has made changes in the program of their devices. We are talking about the drones the company, SZ DJI Technology Phantom models of the third generation.
As told to the resource Allcrimea the owner of one of these devices, Phantom 3, bought in Moscow, refuses to fly on the territory of Crimea.
“I tried to raise it to the sky near Simferopol, near Bakhchisarai – to no avail,” he said. The device keeps showing the message on the LCD of control “You are in a no-fly zone”. In this case in red, indicating a no-fly zone, marked Crimea.
Experts explained that the buyer got the firmware that will not allow him to fly on the territory of Crimea, defining the position of the drone via GPS. “Perhaps the Phantom reflash to the previous version the problem will be solved, but it helps not always,” they made a disappointing conclusion and warned the owners of devices purchased earlier, do not update the software because you can run into the same problem.
Most likely, the Chinese manufacturer has made in the Crimea a no-fly zone for their devices, following the wishes of the USA, in which DJI sells the majority of its gadgets.
31 December 2015, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has signed a decree regulating the registration and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in Russia. The law provides for compulsory registration of drones weighing more than 250 g. the Law will enter into force 90 days after its publication.