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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Roegie, May 20, 2014.

  1. Roegie

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    Hey guys and girls,

    I often get no more then 5 satellites on starting up my bird and do not get a gps-lock before I take off.
    It happens on serveral times in the day/several days in a row, but problems are biggest in the beginning of the evening. It's in an open space.

    I tried a new compass calibration, but that didn't help.

    Is there something I can do the improve finding the number of satelittes ? Or is it out of my hands?

    Greetings,

    Roegie
     
  2. RedRyderMedia

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    Personally, I don't fly without 6+ satellites. Have you contacted DJI about this? You may have a hardware problem. Does the number increase with altitude? If so, you could consider going straight up and hover until you acquire more.
     
  3. RedRyderMedia

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    Personally, I don't fly without 6+ satellites. Have you contacted DJI about this? You may have a hardware problem. Does the number increase with altitude? If so, you could consider going straight up and hover until you acquire more.
     
  4. 4wd

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    You may only have 5 of sufficient strength at that time.
    If I check my location in the UK with this there is presently an hour or more early evening with only five in view.
    It does make a difference being far enough from any building or tree - as you imply you often see one or two more after taking off.

    http://satpredictor.navcomtech.com/
     
  5. Roegie

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    That link is quite useful, ty for sharing.