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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by ceekfade, May 21, 2016.

  1. ceekfade

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    Hello, I have P3 Adv. I am using Ipad2, without sim card. After 400m, its disconnecting. I cant go far.. Maximum is 400M.
    Please help me whats the problem
    I have several questions

    1) So what do you prefer? is it about my area or there is a problem? if i order external GPS, Will it fix my problem or not?
    2) if I use simcard, will my problem fix?
    3) if I use ATTI, after 400m will my connection again lost?
     
  2. Bigskyflyer

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    Ceekfade, I don't think you have a GPS issue. When you say it disconnects, what do you mean? Are you losing your video or is the controller disconnecting and the bird returns home? What kind of environment are you flying in? Give us as much info as possible.
     
  3. RocketBrew

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    When it "disconnects", is the left LED on the Remote Controller still green?
    This is unlikely an issue with the iPad, unless it is a flaky USB cable.
     
  4. ceekfade

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    Well After 400m it says Weak signal and directly disconnecting from control.. no video shows etc..
    And its coming again automaticly home point every time.

    so After 400m fly away, i always lose connection , it says first Weak connection then 3-4 seconds later its disconnecting with my remote control.. and its coming automaticly to home point.
    Its my second day with phantom:( getting crazy
     
  5. Bigskyflyer

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    Well, it returning home is a good thing anyway. What environment are you flying in and what position are the controller antennas in?
     
  6. Bigskyflyer

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    Also, what is your altitude when it does this. Try taking her a little bit higher, that will give you a better angle to your controller.
     
  7. RocketBrew

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    Just realized that is 400 meters, so about 1,300 feet. That may not be a problem depending on where you are flying. If you are in any sort of populated area, you need to go out to a more open space and see if you get better distance when there is no/less interference. Often flying in a different direction from the same launching spot can make a big difference.
     
  8. ceekfade

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    Well I have tried with 2 different posiiton for antenna
    One position was steep
    Second position was threshold
    Nothing changed..
    Well in my are there is a no big buildings and There are tree but not much
    I have never tried Atti i cant control with atti mode, i am afrading if i use atti maybe it will not come to home point I want to gps mode :(
    Do you think is it about ipad? if I use any cell, there will be any difference?
     
  9. ceekfade

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    and if it fly height like 125M , After 125M Connection again lost with Gps. is it normal? Only height
     
  10. RocketBrew

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    RC antennas should be vertical, flat side facing the bird, and parallel to each other (not in a V position).
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  11. RocketBrew

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    The iPad is not affecting the communications between the RC and the bird.

    Are you flying it in the same direction from the same location every time?
    Give it a try from a different location with a more open view for comparison.
     
  12. ceekfade

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    Hello yes I am trying always same location.
    I have never tried in another location.
    Okay, I will try in another Location. I have one more Question.

    if I use Atti mode, it will still go to 400m or more than 400m? I am scaring when i use atti, because i cant control :) and I dont know if connection lost, maybe it will not return to home point
     
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    I dont think atti mode is going to change your range at all
     
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    I see, so if i use any cell, another phone, any external GPS, Nothing will change..
    Thanks for all your answers.. I will try in another Location and let you know, is there any difference or not..