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Controller signal lost

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by matt215, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. matt215

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    I'm still in,y first week of flying, but I am very nervous about taking this thing up high. I keep getting a "controller signal lost" message when it gets to about 150 feet. And this is just straight up, not way off in the distance. As soon as I see that I move the stick down and it starts coming down. I'm a bit confused. I wonder if it really lost the signal, or if it was just brief. Maybe antenna is positioned wrong? Also, is there a way I can make it return home other than turning off the remote? This thing is fun, but it's a little stressful too.
     
  2. Pull_Up

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    Weakest signal comes out of the tip of the antenna. Either climb when the aircraft is a little away from you (say 50 or 100ft) or if you must climb directly overhead try angling the antenna so it points away from vertical.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    Excellent point. I wonder how many of those who are reporting limited range are pointing it right at the Phantom.
     
  4. Pull_Up

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    Yes, DJI's advice to keep the antenna perpendicular to the ground is good advice for all ocasions except when overhead - and I'm guessing most new users (especially if also new to quads and RC flight generally) will feel uncomfortable about sending the aircraft too far horizontally, but will want to do the "let's see what my area looks like from up there" climb straight up after take-off...