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DJI App Alert for Sat Drop

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Beaugolfs, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Beaugolfs

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    Does anyone think it would be useful for the DJI app to sound an alert when Sats drop below 6? When flying a couple hundred feet up and 1,200 feet away, I would like to know if for some reason my Sats have dropped below 6 without having to look at the App, which is hard to see in the bright sun. If the transmitter stops working when you are below 6 Sats, RTH won't do you any good, right? Just think it would be good to know that I no longer have 6 sats, so I could immediately start flying back very carefully.
     
  2. AHill

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    I normally monitor battery level, etc. in flight. Once I have sufficient satellites to take off I probably would not notice if I dropped below 6 satellites during the flight.
     
  3. happydays

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    Rear lights will flash yellow instead of green. Sat indicator in the app will go from blue to grey.
     
  4. Beaugolfs

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    True, but at 1200 ft out the lights on the bird are hard to see. Also, another challenge for me is that I am color blind, so even if I see the lights it doesn't help me that much. Also, I don't always look at my app during flight, and when I do, it is just for a quick check on the camera angle of what I am filming. I just think it would be nice to have an audible alert (different from the low battery one) to know when my flight is more at risk. The only time I have ever happened to notice a drop in Sats was shortly after take off, and I landed immediately and waited for more Sats. I doubt it happens very often when up at altitude. In fact I usually pick up even more Sats. It would just be nice to know if it does.
     
  5. andersonpaac

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    It'd definitely help if DJI could put in a suspend-able alarm for sat loss in flight
     
  6. Helveticus

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    +1

    Yep, this feature is really missing, I do not understand why it isn't part of the system !

    An on screen notification when a successful "in flight home lock reset" (5 x S2) is performed would also be much appreciated !
     
  7. andersonpaac

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    So true, it's also very easy to implement (code-wise)