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Can Gps effect video feed range

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by joe__24, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. joe__24

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    hi guys,

    i only get like 4-6 GPS range (or whatever) when i fly in my area (brisbane) and when i do i only get about 40-50m of video feed range before it says "lost connection", when this happens i can still control my drone but i cannot see the live video or take photos.

    so what i am asking is does gps signal effect video transmitting range?

    BTW it takes a long time for the gps to connect

    joe,Dji phantom 3 standard 2.7K
     
  2. Meta4

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    Whatever the issue is, it's not related to GPS.
    The Phantom's GPS is passive technology - it's not transmitting anything.
    Do you have a clear view of the sky for GPS reception?
    Do you have your antenna orientated correctly? (flat side of the antenna facing toward the Phantom)
     
  3. WilliamM

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    Only 4 to 6 satellites ? That doesn't seem right, unless you flying in the forest or a gorge. Don't you need more then 6 for P-GPS (green)?
     
    #3 WilliamM, Aug 8, 2016
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