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Just, another, short range question!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by gharar, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. gharar

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    Hello dear members of this forum.

    I am a happy owner of a P3A for 2 months now.
    I have flown 21 times with my phantom and i have at least 20 years of experience in flying RC objects, all kind.
    I am not pleased with the range of my P3A.
    The longest fly I have ever managed to accomplice is 500 m and the maximum altitude is 150 m. I flew over cities but in deserted places too.
    I use it for semi-professional purposes, for example to photograph hotels.
    More specifically my problem is about filming 2 hotels.
    At the first one, after 100m (length or/and high) I have faced all control suddenly (NO SIGNAL sign) and immediately RTH. At least 4 times, at different spots of the hotel.
    At the second after 100m (length or/and high) I received red signal , but no disconnection , so I returned back.
    Both of them have a wide network of WiFi transmitters and the first one have a big dish that receives WiFi from a ground source.
    So the question is : do my phantom has a problem or all this situation is common and expected.

    Is there any solution to solve this situation and fly higher and longer?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. rene van der meer

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    If the antenna's are properly oriented and there are no objects to block the signal or to give interference there might be a problem with your set.
    I have had a P3A with a similar problem. DJI replaced it.
    I would suggest to check the range (watch the bars) in an open field with the right antenna orientation.
     
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  3. Mark The Droner

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    You can't give your AC a fair distance test unless you're out in the open with clear line of sight and away from interference. I guess you know that though - with 20 years experience.
     
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