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  1. GreggC

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    Hey guys,
    I discovered the trick for my P4 , the RC has a very narrow angle of transmission, at least mine does,
    if I tilted the transmitter up ever so slightly I lost signal, same thing tilting it down ever so slightly,
    I would lose signal. so when I found just the right place to hold the transmitter I was able to maintain signal out to over 16k.
    My two P3P's do not seem to be so sensitive with the angle of the RC during distance flights.
    My best flight so far, I had a blast !!
    This is stock, no windsurfer, nothing !!
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  2. Ramphex

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    Excellent job, add it to the range thread and see if you make it into the top #
     
  3. jwt873

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    I'll have to try that.. I start losing video at 1500 feet.
     
  4. Phantom fool

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    I have noticed the same thing.
     
  5. John Locke

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    What bit rate did you set the transmission quality to?
     
  6. GreggC

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    Auto.
    I have not made any adjustments.
     
  7. wingtip85

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    I start flickering at 2300' or so....afraid to go further with my P4 right now...how do you have the antenna's positioned? Are they Vertical at 180 degrees?

    Why does you DJI Go App look a little different? I am using adroid though...is it the Apple version? Thanks!!
     
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  8. thunderbird

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    weird mine look different too
     
  9. GreggC

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    I have a ipad,
    I updated to the current DJI GO app.
     
  10. RadioMike

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    What was the angle that worked?
     
  11. GreggC

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    Perpendicular for sure,
    However I was closely watching the RC Strength meter,
    When I would see a bar disappear I'd slightly alter the angle
    Until it would come back or stabilize, i really just flew the
    Meter till I could not compensate, at that point I was at 16.2k
     
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  12. BriRi

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    I found that the signal meter in the left lower portion of my screen is not accurate as well ( not seen on your screen because you are in sport mode).

    When pointed straight at bird meter showed P4 off to the right, but I was able to fly out past 10k feet stock before losing signal. When using signal meter to "align" the RC and P4 I got 6k to 8k feet max.

    I agree totally that the alignment needs to very precise at these longer ranges as even minor changes in angle cause significant changes in signal strength.


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  13. Patrick

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    would a windsurfer help with that?
     
  14. Patrick

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    i've noticed the same, but havent tried 3d printing a windsurfer yet. maybe ill give it a shot later today
     
  15. BriRi

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    I see it without and with wind surfer... I'm using Taco RC version
     
  16. sar104

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    The direction of the aircraft relative to the orientation of the controller is completely dependent on the compass information from your mobile device. If there is any magnetic interference around, or if the mobile device compass is out of calibration, then that direction may be quite inaccurate.
     
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    I really wish the android software had the nicer circles for HS and VS like the IOS but hate the IOS hiding the map, over the attitude gimbal


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