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Quad Instantly Drops Signal

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by tdashhoot, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. tdashhoot

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    During this occasion I was flying in a loud busy area very cloudy. At 400 feet high and roughly 1K feet away. Massive wires antennas every where. Never have had a problem to this measure. Sometimes it would drop and come right back or another wifi in the area took over my visual. So pre flight I closed out any Wifi that could maybe steal my connection. Everything was good Until the other day 10 minutes into a flight, blam. immediately disconnected and the phone will not reconnect to the wifi. I recently added the Argtek so I thought maybe one of the wires came loose from Not enough glue. But at the moment when I'm in the blind I obv can't check that. So any ways I kept slowly hitting opposite on the toggle to bring it back. Still couldn't hear or see it any where. At night I can just easily look for my green flashing. But way too much cloud cover and noise to detect whatsoever. I ended up flying it back right over me and flew it the opposite direction 3200ft away. I've already **** myself but still didn't give up. Before disconnected I had the chance to RTH but it still didn't alert me to tell me it ignited. So another 8 minutes go by I turn around and see my beauty hovering down for a land haha. I FELT SO RELIEVED AND SO GLAD I CALIBRATE BEFORE EVERY TAKE OFF. I'm thinking it well I know it's bc the battery was getting tremendously low and is programmed to do so. But still I've had this Happen before all the time so I'm used to it. To this extent? No. Connection usually comes right back or like I said I can see it. But anyways whatever. Ha I'm waiting on my P4 I cane wait! Well that's my story and will never forget! Either or I love it way to much to let any of it bother me. It's insured too. I just kept picturing me rushing over in the area and having to catch it from the sky ha Have a great day thanks for reading
     
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  2. Mark The Droner

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    What you might do instead is just initiate RTH and have faith in the system. Another option is IOC home lock if you have NAZA M mode, provided you are confident you'll hear it when it's overhead.
     
  3. tdashhoot

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    I hit the RTH but it was like The RC antenna had been ripped out and all signal was destroyed. I just purchased the Pro and knock on wood i am extra satisfied. I didn't feel any long term satisfaction in the standard ha