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Phone call while flying

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Efaray, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Efaray

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    Greetings,

    I've been doing my research and am just about ready to purchase a Phantom 2 V+. I've got a question though. If I'm using my iPhone for my FPV screen and/or Ground Station, what happens if someone calls my phone while in flight? Will it drop the application and send the Phantom to who knows where?

    Thanks in advance,

    Efaray
     
  2. DBS

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    Just put your phone in airplane mode to turn off all the radios... turn the wifi back on for FPV... done deal
     
  3. Meta4

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    The phone has no effect upon flying controls ... it's just your instrument and camera display and camera control.
    Your phone can't send the Phantom flying off anywhere.

    It is possible to get a call while flying and answer it .. tell them you'll call back and resume flying.
    But you can probably count on any calls coming in at the time you really want to be concentrating on flying.
     
  4. Mori55

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    Just answer it , tell your wife your on your way :shock:
     
  5. rrmccabe

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    Or never answer it and tell her you were flying :evil:
     
  6. Dirty Bird

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    I talk on the phone all the time while I'm flying. I just keep my bluetooth in my ear, hit answer, and chat away while I'm flying. ;)
     
  7. Efaray

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    Awesome, thanks for the answers gang. I'm glad to hear a call doesn't dump the controls app and make the copter go wonky.
     
  8. smokiespliff

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    You'll crap yourself when it first happens, just hang up quick :)
     
  9. lukeglazebrook

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    Its fine doesn't cause any issues mate, my wife has called dozens of times.
     
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    Its really kinda cool, but don't get distracted while learning :eek: