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  1. damascus99

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    Yesterday I took my p4 out and ended up putting it in A mode then flying straight into a tree. Lucky enough it landed in tall grass so the was no damage.
    I did panic as whilst over a reservoir half a mile away I started getting weak image and RC signal weak so I flicked it in to sport mode to get it back quickly but ended up in A mode. As this is my first phantom I'm starting to think I've made a mistake losing signal happens quite often even if it's only for a few seconds surely this should not be happening ?


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  2. Carlpembroke

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    Have you updated to most recent firware and DJI go app ? Some say it works others not.
     
  3. damascus99

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    Yes all up to date


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  4. Dirty Bird

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    You have to remain calm & learn to trust RTH. Trust me it works. Just be sure you have a Home Lock when you take off & make sure you have set your RTH altitude to a suitable height to clear any obstacles at your flying location.

     
  5. stefan350

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    By default my Rth was set on 5m, I quickly changed that to 50m.


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  6. jwt873

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    Another thing to consider is the antenna orientation. They should be more or less vertical with the flat side always pointing towards the craft.

    DJI has a video showing the best way to do it. Remote Controller Antenna Best Practices

    Another thing to consider is interference. If you're in an urban area, there could be a lot of WiFi signals flying around blocking the signal.
     
  7. JWarren

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    Were the high line wires around? Substations? They will cause interference, I learned this myself yesterday by flying in a jungle of interference.