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iPhone GoPro App question

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by Skbaja, May 2, 2014.

  1. Skbaja

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    Hi... I'm a newbie, (phantom 2 with H-3-3D) and just starting to get the hang of basic flying. Love it, but kind of stressful when reading about all these flyaway problems.

    I hadn't tried my "Fail Safe" mode - too nervous to turn off controller.

    But today I had a scary incident, and HAD to use it. Than God it worked!

    Anyway, I was using my GoPro iPhone app. Connected to camera, video showing, but camera not recording when I took off. Flew it around to practice. Then I wanted to start shooting video. I put Phantom in hover and pushed the record button.

    I had video and camera was filming, but within a few minutes, I didn't have control of the Phantom. I pushed levers up and down, right and left. Phantom was about 60 feet up and 100 ft away. Nothing worked. Freaking out, I decided to use "Fail-Safe".

    Well luckily it performed as advertised . Yay...

    But can anyone tell me why it happened? I'm suspecting the wifi signals collided or something. Do any of you know if I should not try to use the app? What about the remote? I was so excited about these things.

    Any help, explanation would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Lucky flyer ,

    Sharona
     
  2. Cessna

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    The GoPro app that works with your Iphone uses 2.4 ghz which can cause issues with your tx/rx signal. Check the User Manual for your Phantom, I believe you will find warnigns about using the wireless features with the GoPro while attached to the Phantom.
     
  3. Skbaja

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    Thank you for your reply. Is there any way to change frequency, or another app that would do the same thing and not interfere? Thanks
     
  4. Cessna

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    The wi-fi frequency of the GoPro cannot be changed. I just record the whole flight. While you could change the transmitter/reciever for the Phantom to a 5.8 ghz setup, you would have to be comfortable with removing and rewiring the reciever inside the Phantom.

    Rick