Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Distance issue

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WayneCoomer, May 8, 2016.

  1. WayneCoomer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hi everyone

    Is it just me (being stupid) or has anyone else having issues with flying more than 500m distance from home point? Has there been a firmware update that restricts us from flying further than 500m or have I just "missed" some settings somewhere??
    tried to do the tracking thing today, and drone just stopped at 500m from home point!! Also, if I set a distance further than 500m with the Litchi app, it wont let me upload the mission?

    Cheers
     
  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    24,745
    Likes Received:
    7,516
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Make sure you have the following setting disabled in DJI GO:

    DJI-GO-Maximum-Distance.png
     
  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    9,614
    Likes Received:
    4,692
    If you have the P3 Adv or Pro it should go way beyond 500 metres if you are away from the interference of a city.
    If you have the Standard ... it doesn't go a lot further most of the time.
    Firmware updates can make a lot of the settings revert to default values.
    Check your Max distance setting to see if it has gone back to 500 metres.
     
  4. kcmusa

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Virginia
    If I fly around my neighborhood,one way i can go about 500-700 meters. another way I can go about 1000-1500 meters.
    My guess is there is interference from cell and transmitter towers plus the homes with WI-FI.

    If i go out in the country I have gone over 1.5 miles. the area you fly in makes all the difference.
     
  5. WayneCoomer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks, will try those things.


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Distance issue Forum Date
Model (B) remote control distance issue Pro/Adv Discussion Sep 11, 2016
RTH Issue, Distance Issue, and more... Pro/Adv Discussion Aug 9, 2016
P4 distance issue resolved! Phantom 4 Discussion Mar 30, 2016
Phantom 3 4K distance issue!!! Standard/4k Discussion Feb 18, 2016
P3S distance and settings issues asking for help Pro/Adv Discussion Jan 24, 2016