Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Phantom 2 Vision with Wi-Fi, how about Phantom V1

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Miika, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Miika

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2013
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Helsinki, Finland
    In the instructions of Phantom its said that you should not use any Wi-Fi device with the Phantom. I know that people have had GoPro with wi-fi on attched to Phantom, with no problems.

    The new Phantom 2 Vision will include Wi-Fi video transmitter. Phantom 2 Vision uses the same ghz (2.4) for RC.

    My question:
    1.Why Wi-Fi isnt a problem with Phantom 2 Vision and why it is with Phantom V1 or is it?
    2.If Wi-Fi would cause a problem with Phantom what would happen? Would it make Phantom unresponsive to controls or could it even cause Phantom to fly in certain way.

    I have Phantom v1.2 and GoPro 3+ Black
     
  2. The Don

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2013
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    The people using the Hero 3 with their Phantoms have the WiFi off on the camera. The Vision works with WiFi because it will be in a different frequency band, 5.8. A WiFi transmitter that close to your Phantom could cause it to lose its connection to your controller, or even fly away.
     
  3. fizzviic

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2013
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    I inadvertently turned the WiFi of my GoPro H3 on. My Phantom did not fly away, but I'm here to tell ya folks, my Phantom got real squirrely . Lesson learned: check for the little blue light on your GoPro and make sure it isn't on!
     
  4. netphreak

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    0
    The phantom 2 uses 5.8 GHz for control, not 2.4. That's why they can use WiFi for the fpv system.
     
  5. miskatonic

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Also the WIFI system gets around the FCC requirement for a license.
     
  6. nabilriaz

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    Phantom 2 Vision uses 5.8 Ghz for RC not 2.4 gHz
    and uses 2.4 GHz for Wifi, DJI changed the RC frequency.

    for your question 2, it was not recommended because Phantom has 2.4 Ghz RC, just for safe side.