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Losing communication with my Remote Control

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by KraigNC, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. KraigNC

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    The last two times I've flown my P2 I've been out around 700 meters and the FPV picture starts to break up and actually goes black for a short while but does come back and the P2 has gone into Failsafe mode and then RTH. If I toggle the P1 switch I can get control back and I can continue flying. My first thought is that I was flying too low and therefore I was losing LOS with the controller but the more I thought about it occurred to me I should lose the FPV transmission connection before I lose the RC. Now I'm wondering if there is a problem with my RC. Does anyone have any thoughts about what may be happening?
     
  2. maxwell smart

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    I have lost comand with the phantom and still had FPV. Every time it was in my neighborhood. A lot of interference here.
    And I was flying low, about 60 miters. And at 900 miters distance.
    I think it was WiFi interference. I also have done the antenna hack. So if you figer it out let me know. Thanks.
     
  3. Meta4

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    That sounds quite normal.
    Sometimes you'll get a little more, other times a little less.
     
  4. Hughie

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    Maximum range is only 1000 metres. If you have interference or other sub optimal conditions it will obviously be less.
     
  5. KraigNC

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    Thanks for the responses. I flew today and i had no problems. It's good to hear it may be normal.
     
  6. sgrim70

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    Maximum range depends on your surroundings and is not a defined distance, it can also change from one day to the next. I personally have gone out to just over 2000m in one direction before loosing radio connection, then going the opposite direction I was only able to get out to 1200m before going into RTH. This is all with a stock 2.4ghz radio. Both times I kept perfect video feed due to my fpvlr.com antennas (http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... duct_id=60 on phantom and http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... duct_id=64 on my goggles) . I have ordered the long range kit for my radio (http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... uct_id=127) from fpvlr.com and am excited to see the results!