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Constant loss of signal with PV+

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by Kissmyss03, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Kissmyss03

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    I did the update to my vision plus yesterday. I also updated the app on my iphone 6. now It keeps going in and out of signal, at a distance of 30 feet. is this a common issue with anyone?
     
  2. 4wd

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    It sounds like you are somehow connecting to the phantom rather than the range extender.
    Check if there's a similar network from (the extender) available?
    Unless that is you mean you are losing control signal.
     
  3. morph000

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    Does it seem like the issue I've described in this post:
    viewtopic.php?f=4&t=28424
    Do you have the issue pre-flight?

    I may have discovered something very interesting as far as connection breaks go, so stay tuned !
     
  4. diverjeb

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    I don't have a fix for you but I too have recently been going through the same.

    1 year old PV2+ that was operating seamlessly has just recently been disconnecting the wifi randomly. I use an iphone 4S but I also have an iphone 5S I also use. "Phantom connection broken" is what I typically get at random. I thought it might have been wifi interference but it makes no difference whether I am in a heavily populated area or in the country miles away from anyone.

    In an attempt to resolve the issue I upgraded with a stage 2 kit for controller and wifi but STILL, I keep losing signal. Controller doesn't seem to have connection issues, just the wifi. At first I blamed the iphone but when the same thing happened regardless of which phone I was using I felt that it was more a transmitter issue than a phone issue.

    IN FLIGHT if this happens I have learned that shutting the phone off and restarting again will reestablish a connection but what a pain in the *** to do while wondering where your drone went. I have started looking around at discussion boards but haven't come across any solid leads yet.

    Does anyone know the answer?
     
  5. morph000

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    Ok, I've done enough trials now to say this:

    Change the startup order :eek:

    Launch the app first, then turn on the Tx, then range extender, then the drone. Let it get 6 sats and away you go.
    Not one single problem or connection drop since I've done it this way, not one.
    Go figure !
     
  6. esetzer

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    I recently had the same problem. From other posts, I read that the most recent app version resets your preview quality to the highest setting but video seems to not function well at this setting. Manually resetting preview to a lower setting is said to resolve the problem. I reset and tested today, out to 500 meters, with no problem. I don't yet know if today's good flight was a random success or a lasting solution so offer this as a tentative solution.