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How many GPS satellites are you locking onto ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by JKDSensei, Sep 29, 2015.

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  1. JKDSensei

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    I usually peak out at 11.

    Just wondering if I add some shielding to the cables that will go up.

    Was also considering upgrading the GPS receiver to the Ublox M8N that utilizes Glonass sats.
     
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    I've seen up to 12 on good clear days. Just bought this GPS shield and will install it over the weekend. Haven't been able to fly here for a few days because of really nasty weather. Once it clears I'll take it up and see what it gets after the shielding.
    On another bird I have that m8n puck and Naza Light and it sees sats even when indoors. Outside it's common to see 17-20.
     
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    Great info cheebs! Thanks
    Really interested to hear the results of your black ops shield install.

    Ok, I guess 11 sats is not so bad. Seems to take a bit longer to GPS lock after in stalling the Flytrex but then I have no reference before I installed it except it seemed to lock on faster.
     
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    My previous quad would only get around 8 MAX but that was before GLONASS was added. Right now I see a min (outside) of 11/12 and have seen as high as 20. I don't pay a lot of attention to how many so those numbers may not be "average".
     
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    How are you guys getting your sat. count with a P1?
     
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    iosd mini or having the bird connected to the Naza outside.
     
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    Flytrex Core 2
     
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    I got 14 for my first flight in a P3 yesterday :)
     
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    The P3 has a better GPS unit and the benefit of Glonass satellites. That probably accounts for the extra 2 or 3 sats more than others report.
     
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