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broken connection 100 feet away

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vom231, May 24, 2014.

  1. vom231

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    Started flying, everything was normal, the next day when I venture out over 300 feet up or away get a message on my tablet connection broken... returning home. the next day its down to 100 feet up or away before connection breaks. new aa batteries in remote tried different batteries in phantom itself. calibrated before flight 8 sattelites during flight. i can regain control when it comes back in 100 foot range. :x
    Any sugestions?
     
  2. vom231

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    ? noone having or had similar issues?
     
  3. J Dot

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    Check you Tx battery ( springs and tabs ) that hold batteries in,
    There has been issues with ( LOOSE, or SLOPPY ) batteries in Tx.
    Due to weak springs, not sure but have heard it before, a couple times.
    Where phantom initiates ( FAILSAFE RTH ) feature, 100' away.
    Also check your antennas on bottom of phantom, they may be broken,
    This also happens sometimes, causing bad reception.

    Just a couple thoughts! Hope it helps!
     
  4. AnselA

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    Where is TX antenna pointing?
     
  5. vom231

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    up towards the sky same position is always... took it apart today found one black cable came loose coming from main board. Will solder it back on see if it fixes it.
     
  6. vom231

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    Black cable to the ledmft of the capasitor. What does it do?
     

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    Dc supply to ESC.

    Very important :p
     
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    That is the negative power for your ESC (motor controller) if it comes loose it will try to use the negative from the control cable from the main processor and that can be catastrophic!

    You should keep the transmitter antenna to the right or left, Never pointing straight at the craft.
    These type of antennas radiate the RF energy from the sides of the antenna in like a doughnut like pattern.

    The antennas on the craft have a nasty habit of breaking off.
    The actual antenna on the control radio of the craft is on the landing skids.
    you should see a little wire sticking down from each grey wire.
    It should be straight and not bent.
     
  9. N017RW

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    For some reason the ESC supply wire appears to be coaxial :?:

    I'd guess the shield is carrying the return and the center is carrying Batt. V+.