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Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell tower...

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Skimcohut, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Skimcohut

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    So hello everyone. I just purchased my first dji phantom! I'm very excited and have been flying model airplanes for a while. I even have one if the cheap quad copters called a udi808 which for $60 has provided tons of fun. I'm ready to step up with the big buys of quadcopter but a huge cell tower on my 100 acres of land I fly on worries me. Is it REALLY going to be interfering with my new quadcopter or did the new update take care of most of the issues with cell towers and such. We love in the country and on a 100 acres like I said so how far do I need to stay away from the tower to be safe? Also any advice for this newbie to big quadcopters would be appreciated.
     
  2. Larry L

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    Re: Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell towe

    Welcome to the forum. You will love the phantom. From what I have read & seen in the videos, Yes, cell towers will mess with you phantom. Just stay a few hundred yards away & it shouldn't be a problem. I have two towers around where I fly mine a lot. I just stay 400 yards away from it & have not had any problems with interference. Another thing, you want to stay away from the dishes on a microwave tower :shock: just FYI, if you put your location in your info, there is normally someone close who can help if you would need it.
     
  3. Skimcohut

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    Re: Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell towe

    Thanks Larry I appreciate it. I'm sure I will enjoy it and if I have to take it somewhere else to fly I will but I will heed your advice 400 yards should be no problem.
     
  4. Larry L

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    Re: Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell towe

    Just read up or look at some you tube videos. Of you can find any help ones. Like I stated, I have one maybe about that distance 400 yards & the other one is on adjacent hill about 800 yards away & never had a problem with them. From what I could find, there is no set distance, just says stay away from them. The towers that are in my area are up on a hill, I have never flown to the height of the dishes but I just try to stay away as I feel better safe than sorry.
    http://wiki.dji.com/en/index.php/Phantom_2-Flight
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    Enjoy your quad.
     
  5. Spektrum 514

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    I actually fly right up to a couple cell phone towers nearby and have not had any issues getting as close to 15ft from them. I was able to gps hover a take some great shots of the structures. Either they do not cause interference or i am one lucky SOB.
     

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    A few more of the local sheriff's communication tower.
     

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    it would be nice to get to those ships there in the distance Spektrum
     
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    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNdHMkxLhrY[/youtube]
     
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    Re: Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell towe

    The microwave dishes on the side are probably more of a risk, but very directional almost like a torch beam.
    Frequencies used vary by country and operator, and different services can use alternate bands (often there is other stuff not just phones on them) so getting close IS potentially risky.
     
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    Re: Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell towe

    I've installed and flown in front of 5.8 GHz microwave systems with no issues. I had to look up the specs.

    Standard non licensed 5.8 GHz microwave is 5.725 - 5.850 GHz.

    From what I can tell RC 5.8 GHz is 5.705, 5.685, 5.665, 5.645, 5.885, 5.905, 5.925, and 5.945 GHz.
     
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    Re: Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell towe

    I too have a tower fairly close to me (a little over half a KM or so) and it's loaded with everything... Cell, microwave, VHF paging. All sorts of RF making stuff. I've flown many times in it's general vicinity (within one or two hundred meters typically) and I've never experienced any sort of issue. Can't say it doesn't make me a little nervous though! I also did a country flight off of a bluff that was near the really big high voltage towers without any ill effects.
     
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  13. Skimcohut

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    Re: Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell towe

    Cool that's great to know I don't have to worry so much about cell towers!! Now to worry about flyaways is it a real concern?
     
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    Re: Just purchased a v3 vision + but I have a huge cell towe

    Now we know. Glad no one is having any problems. I have always stayed away as what I read & heard.