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    Does this come like the Gopro website?, with the carrying backpack case and stabilization grip.   (4 Answers)

    By OlegnaGopro February 12, 2017.

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      Yup...has everything.

      By Dave February 12, 2017.

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      Just curious what the flight time experience has been like. Says 20 minutes with no payload; however, is the camera considered "payload"? Is it 20 minutes WITH the camera? Also, how close to 20 minutes is the "actual" flight time?   (5 Answers)

      By JoeShuck February 28, 2017.

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        Given that the camera is required to fly I wouldn't think that the camera is considered payload. I've never tried to fly with any payload mostly because I haven't needed to and it doesn't seem equipped to hold anything (you would have to use some ingenuity to attach something to it). I can speak as to how long it flies without any payload but obviously with the camera. And in my use, it's been between 18-19 minutes of flight time. The very first time I flew it, it landed itself due to low battery around the 18 minutes mark, even though on the handheld controller, the screen said there was 2 minutes of flight time left. I haven't flown it enough while taking video/stills to determine how much that drains the battery. Hope that helps.

        By callmeageeth March 1, 2017.

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      Why does the bestbuy site say that the Karma has a range of only 3280 feet while the gopro site says 3000m? Why is best buy short selling this drone?   (1 Answer)

      By Question February 25, 2017.

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        The Karma comes configured with a safety to travel no more than 3280 feet at which point it won't let you take it further. However, within the control pad, there is an option to turn off the Safe Distance feature. Admittedly, I forget exactly what the menu item is called. It is an off/on menu item toggled by touching it. I have flown the drone nearly 6000 feet which is a little over a mile, mind you with clear line of sight. At that point, the drone lost the signal from my controller. Immediately upon the drone losing controller signal, it will return to your home point using a similar GPS path it took to get to where it is. It returns at an altitude and speed which you set in preferences. When the drone comes back into range of the controller, you can again take control of it.

        By BBwouldBBankruptwithoutMe March 5, 2017.

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        Does it still come with the karma grip? It should that's how they sold it before.   (5 Answers)

        By Marcer March 1, 2017.

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          Yes, it comes with the KARMA grip stabilizer which is a $299.99 value alone. The thing is awesome for body mount activities and walk and shoot video capture. Unbelievable value vs. the competitor products out there. You just pop the harness and camera from the drone and lock it into the grip and you are good to go. I love it!

          By KarmaFlyer March 1, 2017.

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        Do you really have Go Pro Karma Drone in stock?   (4 Answers)

        By koalista February 5, 2017.

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          I ordered my online 2/5/17 and was notified that UPS is scheduled to deliver 2/8/17!

          By Robi February 7, 2017.

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          Does this drone have a Return to Home feature?   (2 Answers)

          By JoeShuck March 1, 2017.

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            Yes, there is a physical button on the controller to bring the Karma home. I actually prefer this to just a software button.

            By WaterTower March 6, 2017.

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            Will the drone crash into tree or building etc or does it automatically move away.   (3 Answers)

            By GT May 7, 2017.

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              Yes it will crash into anything that gets in the way. It does not have proximity sensors like some of the other models. The placement for hovering is dependent on GPS location so I find it may have some drift (1-2ft tops) at very low elevation. Like many of the reviews say, it isn't the BEST drone but it is a full system for action photography which the other drones aren't.

              By vtrider001 May 7, 2017.

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            IS THE DRONE WATER SAFE? I MEAN IF FLYING OVER WATER AND IT RUNS OUT OF BATTERY AND IT LANDS ON WATER.   (4 Answers)

            By sachin March 14, 2017.

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              NO!!! Your controller will give you a warning that your battery is running low, use return to home feature right away. This is what happened to mine, ignored warnings and it tried to return and lost gps when it tried to return home.

              By amishmelter April 16, 2017.

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              Can it be be used indoors for training purposes?   (3 Answers)

              By jrs33 July 15, 2017.

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                The only recommended use is outdoors.

                By CommunityAnswer July 15, 2017.

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                Will I have to download any Apps to use the Karma? The return home feature. Is the home point the location of the remote controller?   (2 Answers)

                By Anonymous March 26, 2017.

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                  You do not necessarily need to download any apps to use the Karma. Everything you need is built into the Karma Controller. Anytime you need to do firmware updates, download maps, log flights, view live feed and change camera settings, the Controller is there for you. GoPro's Passenger app is available that allows another user to connect to the Controller and view/control camera. This is great to have so your Pilot In Command can continue to fly while your other crew member can be a Visual Observer or control the camera. When pressing the Return to Home button, it gives you 2 options on the screen. It will either return to the spot of takeoff or where ever the remote controller is (this is great if you happened to move around after the Karma takes off). It's not 100% accurate on landing in the same spot, but I've seen it come close to about 1-3 feet of original takeoff.

                  By kspradley April 14, 2017.

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