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P3P Range Problem? Firmware Update? RC power cut in half?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Eigenmeat, May 28, 2016.

  1. Eigenmeat

    May 28, 2016
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    I have my P3P for about 2 weeks now with about 20 flights, and I am having trouble reach the advertised range. even with a parabolic reflector on my controller.

    I can only go about 1 mile at 300 ft height before I lose video feed.

    I tested this in open farm field area/open sea area, so there should be minimum obstruction/interference. I have the latest firmware on my phone,copter, and the RC.

    Now I hear that a firmware update reduced the transmitter power of the P3P by 50 percent, is that true?
    What is your range with the latest firmware.
    I got my info from this thread:
    Range Decrease from Newest Firmware/DJI GO Updates?
  2. Eric1084

    Dec 15, 2014
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    Cupertino, California
    I think it is just speculations(Others correct me if I am wrong). Mine seems to go the same distance before, and after the update. And there is no reason why DJI will impose such a limit. That would just anger the customers. Are you pointing the antenna the correct way? Also, try using a parabolic reflector. That normally would increase the range.
    #2 Eric1084, May 28, 2016
    Last edited: May 28, 2016
  3. tytlyf

    May 19, 2016
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    Just got my P3A recently and took it out the other day after all the updates and got to around 1.7 miles. Probably could have gone further. All stock.