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Strong Interference Detected: Risky?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Goldsaum82, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Goldsaum82

    Jul 15, 2016
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    We've all seen the warning at some point. My question, what happens if this warning causes loss of contact? I would assume that the RTH would kick in, but wonder if the "strong interference" would alter its course and/or cause a fly away.

    Have any of you experienced this first hand to the point where the interference caused a loss of contact? If so, what happened?
  2. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
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    Jan 8, 2014
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    I've had to fly at a couple of places in urban environments where I got that warning at the start because of things close to the home point.
    But when I flew away up into clean air the warning goes away.
    Interference may make your screen video break up a little or cause pauses in the controls but it's never going to make your Phantom fly away or affect flight.
    If you lose signal completely RTH would initiate but you are more likely to just have glitchy control and video while the warning is present.
  3. Alphonse

    Sep 2, 2016
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    I've had it cause loss of contact yesterday. Fortunately, RTH kicked in and saved my butt.
    Also, I have NEVER flown from ANYWHERE without the message continually flashing on my screen (and distracting the poop out of me). I must have a problem with my kit (that I should have checked out before something drastic happens).
    By the way, yesterday was the first time it ever caused a loss of contact.