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Signal Loss

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by neff, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. neff

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    Hi!

    Hope the masses can help me understand a challenge I sometimes get....

    When I fly to maximum altitude (straight up from take off) I seem to lose control of the drone and it hits failsafe mode (currently set to land rather than RTH) - what's odd about this is that I can still control the gimbal but no directional control is possible.

    Once it's landed I have to power on and power off the drone to be able to get signal back - I can then fly as if nothing had happened?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. RoyVa

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    May be the orientation of you antenna and what are you calling maximum altitude?
     
  3. neff

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    Sorry - probably should have said that I have the altitude ceiling set at the UK maximum of 400ft.
    I usually have the antenna pointing straight out from the remote.

    The bit I don't really understand is that when I have no control with the "sticks" for horizontal or vertical control I can still use the gimbal tilt - surely all the controls are just part of the same data stream?

    Cheers

    C.
     
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