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No Cell Service?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by wlkngmachine, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. wlkngmachine

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    Sorry if this question is redundant. If I'm out in the middle of nowhere with no cell service, will my phone still record a new gps home point? Will return to home still work? And finally, do I need to cache my maps beforehand? If so, how does one do that on an iphone? Thanks!
     
  2. flpholt

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    yes on gps record home point and cache maps for that area before you go there
     
  3. Meta4

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    Even if you don't cache maps, it won't affect your flying.
     
  4. msinger

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    The Phantom records the home point using data from the GPS receiver inside of the Phantom. As long as it is able to use that GPS data, it'll be able to return back to the home point.
     
  5. Oso

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    If you mean will a home point be set, then yes. The Phantom's own GPS will be used to set a home point. Cell service does not provide GPS data.

    Yes, under normal circumstances RTH will still work.

    Maps are not required to fly. If you choose to use maps, cache them in advance by opening the GO app while you still have internet access. Make sure that the "cache maps in background" option is enabled in the General menu, go to a map view (still within GO), and scroll around the area in which you intend to fly.
     
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  6. wlkngmachine

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    sweet thanks for the replies!