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Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by IceFireSoul, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. IceFireSoul

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    Let's collect data on the conditions / places where we lost signal (interference), or compass went wrong, or gps failed...

    I'll start it off with a story. This evening I was flying near the top of a building in the city that has GSM antennas (2) mounted up there. While near them, flying in CL mode; at one point I've found out that flying BACK actually moved the bird FORWARD. I tried twice, before getting panicked (as every forward leap moved it towards the building and towers). I switched to Failsafe and it came above me. From there I took control and landed. Still shaking. Were the cell towers the issue?
     
  2. Larsnim

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    In Denmark where I an from, a lot of the Mobile network is at 2,4 GHz so it might be the antennas causing the interferrence.

    Regards Lars
     
  3. IceFireSoul

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    Hm, you are right on 2.4 ... but what I experienced was that pressing "back" (while standing so that back should be back), Phantom moved forward.
     
  4. PTCX

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    If you fly in range of many 2.4Ghz wi-fi extenders the phantom will stop and hover and you will have no control.
    These cheap wi-fi extenders are flooding the market and who doesn't want more wi-fi range right.The problem is the cheaper they are it seems the more interference they cause.

    Someone living near to me has bought one recently and I know when they are online buy flying over my neighbors yard and the Phantom just stops and hovers,with no directional control.It happens in exactly the same spot every time.
    I have to turn off TX to enter failsafe to get the Phantom back.
    The fist time it happened I connected the Phantom to my laptop and had to connect to my wi-fi internet modem and noticed a new entry in the available networks list that is simply named "wi-fi extender",now whenever it happens I can see that wi-fi extender there on the networks list.

    On a side note,I too have a problem with CL mode.Sometimes the directional controls will be inverted so left becomes right and forward becomes backward etc.Sometimes it gets stuck in CL mode when I switch back to HL mode and I have to turn the IOC off to regain proper control.
     
  5. IceFireSoul

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    Well, on getting stuck in CL (no HL) that would happen by documentation when GPS reception goes low.

    But the messed-up directions in CL mode itself; that seems to be an issue. We should never rely on this. It's just an "alternative"; not a solid way of controlling it or getting out of danger.