Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

FPV problems with Samsung Galaxy SIII

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by MajorKim, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. MajorKim

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    West Oxfordshire
    When I use my Phantom 2 Vision with my Samsung Galaxy SIII Lite, the in-flight pictures on the mobile are very distorted and take time to stop pixelating. The still pictures taken are OK, as are the videos, it is just that i cannot see what I am taking pictures of! If I use my Samsung Tablet there is no problem - I can see what the camera can see. Anyone any ideas please?
     
  2. Pull_Up

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,684
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    South Oxfordshire, UK
    Is the problem device trying to connect to anything else other than the Phantom wifi network? Is it trying to download other stuff, or otherwise busy with something else? Have you tried reducing the resolution down to minimum?
     
  3. MajorKim

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    West Oxfordshire
    Pull-Up, many thanks for your advice. I have now turned down my Galaxy's resolution to minimum and once this rubbish weather has gone, will give it another try!

    Do you have a carrying case for your Phantom? I have been looking at one from the States but by the time you add in carriage and import charges it weighs in at £210+! Mind you, I suppose it's worth it when you have spent over £800 on the Phantom.
    :D
     
  4. Klaus

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm using a Samsung Galaxy SIII (not lite) and for the first time I had a few times the same problem.
    The I saw that my Wi-Fi Extender was pointing straight up in the air and not pointing towards the PV. As soon as I turned the extender so it pointed in the right direction everything was fine again. Another thing that happend was, that I lost Wi-Fi connection after 95 meter away from me which have never happend before. So it seems like the extender are quite sensitive for pointing in the right direction.
    So that is one thing you could look out for.
     
  5. Pull_Up

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,684
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    South Oxfordshire, UK
    Sorry, missed this one for a while! Yes, I use the Duratool case from CPC here: http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00468/ ... tt=SG32901 £30 delivered, sadly out of stock at the moment (all these **** Phantom owners I bet ;) )

    I didn't do a very elegant job with the pick and pluck and foam cutting but I don't care as it's to keep everything safe and in one place, not a beauty contest!

    I have the following all in it: Vision (props off); 2 batteries; Tx with range extender and phone clamp fitted; 2 full sets of props; digital anemometer; 2 screwdrivers and a hex driver; spares set that came with the Vision; spare set of AAs for the Tx; the Vision charger and cable; manuals, spare stickers, QR codes cut from the retail box, checklists, etc all under the foam on the lid. As I don't have a dedicated workshop or anything like that this keeps everything in one handy place at home, as well as being something to carry it all in to a flying site. And thanks to coloradosky on this forum it's also got a landing pad sticker on the lid for taking off in mucky/dusty/wet conditions! (see http://www.signsoflife.net/phantom-graphics.php if you haven't already)
     
  6. Oldie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have the same problem with my Galaxy Note 1. Useless for FPV. The phone does not have the required horsepower. Solved the problem by updating to a Note 3. Works great now.
     
  7. MacDaddy

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fair Oaks,Ca
    ya that's what I did was a galaxy note 3 plenty of power and most of all RAM.......So guys figured it out the samsund galaxy3 tab as duel processors and no ram so it cant handle the video ..... so I went today and bought a galaxy 3 note 8.0 with quad processors and 2gs ram an let me tell you..... very pretty, clean, bright and just beautiful video.....couldn't ask for more......problem solved.... I had to grind the ball on the stockmount to fit a universal cell holder I got from walmart for $15.95 but look wonderful and operates great....here's the youtube vid check it out...[youtube]
    http://youtu.be/mbaJ57ohlJw