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  1. MichaelS

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    I bought a Windsurfer for my P4 from eBay. (see pic) When I put it on and turned on the Controller I immediately got a Magnetic interference error. When I took it off the error went away. I'm too afraid to fly my drone with that error displayed. What gives? s-l1600.jpg
     
  2. WWK888

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    Did you try change your location?
     
  3. MichaelS

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    No, but I will try that. There are power lines very near by. I wonder if the Windsurfer magnified that?
     
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  4. WWK888

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    That is what I was thinking.
     
  5. MichaelS

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    Have you ever used Windsurfers?
     
  6. WWK888

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    Yes, as a matter of fact I just got my third set today. I am trying different ones to see if one is any better than the other. I never encountered that error message in relationship to the windsurfers.
     
  7. MichaelS

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    Thanks for the replies, W!
     
  8. John Locke

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    I've never seen a windsurfer like that.
     
  9. MichaelS

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    What do you mean? It's all Aluminum and fits well.
     
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  10. John Locke

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    One of the reflectors appear to position the antenna off center. Is that a photo issue?
     
  11. MichaelS

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    Yep, they are centered good.
     
  12. Blue Bird

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    I have the exact same ones you have case and all. They work great! I use them with my Inspire and all my Phantoms. Never had any problems.
     
  13. Cornelito

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    So, how would you rate this item ? Any good ? If yes, can you please provide the link for the purchase. Thx

    Sent from my SM-N9208 using Tapatalk
     
  14. WWK888

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    Haven't had a chance to try my new ones yet, maybe today if the wind dies down a bit.


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  15. darbyhouse

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    Any update to report on your latest windsurfer experience?
     
  16. WWK888

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    I have used the new copper clam shell ones a few times with good results. They are similar to the other ones as far as distance but the design is superior. It keeps the antennas parallel which I think helps in giving a consistent signal. I am about to go fly a Litchi mission over the ocean about 2.5 miles one way. At least with the Litchi I know it will complete the mission even if I lose signal but it should be interesting to see how the reception is.
     
  17. John Locke

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    Have you done a battery upgrade? What happens if you lose signal at 2mi out and there's not enough battery for a 5mi mission over the ocean? Have you done similar length missions so you know there's room for wind tolerance?

    I've got the same windsurfer, the copper clamshell. Out of the 3 windsurfers I own, I like that one best for storage convenience and aesthetic look. All three of mine seem to work about the same for range.
     
  18. Dirty Bird

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    I have the same Windsurfer. The reflector is made of aluminum, a non-ferrous metal. It has nothing to do with your magnetic interference issue. That message comes from the Phantom not the RC.

    CORRECTION: I have the one-piece model (both reflectors are a single rigid unit). Regardless yours is still aluminum.

     
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  19. WWK888

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    Hi John, sorry I misspoke, it was just under 2 miles one way. I have flown that route a couple of times (without Litchi) just to gauge my battery life. I had to factor in a relatively strong off shore breeze but I returned with just under 50% battery flying at about 14 mph. By the way although the flight is over water, it is a bay so if my battery did start to run low I could abort and land along the coastline somewhere and hopefully be able to find it.

    Everything you said about the copper clam shell I agree 100%. Today I was out 10K feet plus and still had 93% reception.
     
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    I have the ones that are aluminum, one piece with clips to keep the antennas vertical. Do you think the copper is better?