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P3A-Video stuttering or non exixtent at times

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Metal Guru, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Metal Guru

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    So today took my P3A to a park.
    There were several set of power lines approx 1000 feet away from me.
    Everything was fine. Several flights and assisted landings with no issues.
    What I did notice was the video from the Phantom to my Ipad was choppy and even for brief periods non existent which worried me as I was up 220 odd feet.
    All video from the vehicle from the onboard sd card is fine.
    Any explanation of the cause? Did I have the antennas placed wrong? What is the correct placement of the antennas? Were the power lines to blame?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Oso

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    Were you in a hot area? If an iPad Mini, it may have been overheating. Air 2 also could overheat, but is much less likely. iPads are spec'd to 95F max operating temp, but since the Air 2 is less taxed by the pilot app, it tends to hold up much better in heat but could still overheat if pushed too hard.
     
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  3. Metal Guru

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    Yes I do have a iPad Mini with a black case on it.
    I will fly tonite and see how it is.
     
  4. Oso

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    I would definitely take it out of the case. Good luck!
     
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    You might have solved my problem. Twice now I've had the POV on my Mini 3 start pixelating and having a long time lag. So long that on a 15 minute flight I could only compose and shoot 3 still photos, Both times it was late afternoon on a hot day. That evening I would fly and try to recreate the problem, but everything would work perfect. But, I was under the overhang of a deck and in a cool breeze. I wonder if others are having the pixelation problem in hot weather.
     
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  6. bobmyers

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    I am with ios-- flickering , brief signal loss-- cool it off after a flight in the AC in the truck and then I get a bout five minutes of good video reception on a hot day in the sun.. If I can stand in the shade those issues dissappers.
     
  7. Oso

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    Yes, it is very common to have issues when flying in hot weather. The pilot app is a resource hog. Some phones/tablets may show as compatible, but they still overheat if underpowered.