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Standard Terrible FPV video framerate

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by edraven, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. edraven

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    On my P3S, I've flown it twice, and both times I get maybe one frame per second of video in the DJI Go app.

    The first flight was Android in one location, and the second flight was a iPad mini in a second location about 3/4 of a mile from the first location. I was always trying to keep the controller pointed at the aircraft, and nothing was blocking the antenna on the front.

    It's so bad I basically can't fly via FPV, I have to look up to see which direction it's pointing. The video is delayed, slow frame-rate, and it tears too.

    Here's a sample of the logs from one of the 2nd flights: HealthyDrones.com - Innovative flight data analysis that matters

    The signal strength score was 100, but is that control signal and not video signal? Is there a way to view that?

    Could it be bad interference in my town? Is there a way to tell what channel I was on? Does this need to go back to DJI?

    Thanks!
     
  2. doctordrone

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    Try turning on "Enable Hardware Decode" in the app.
     
  3. barefootbeachcombing

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    Which "Android"? And which "iPad Mini" model?
     
  4. edraven

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    I tried this with the iPad before the flight shown in the link above, didn't help.
     
  5. edraven

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    Nexus 6 running Android 6.0
    iPad mini 1st Generation 16GB Wi-Fi White - MD531LL/A
     
  6. barefootbeachcombing

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    No idea about Android, but the 1st Gen iPad Mini doesn't have a fast enough processor.
     
  7. Mako79

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    This is a P3 STANDARD correct?
    These are known to already have poor range with the outdated WIFI FPV. I've heard some users are getting half mile at best.
     
  8. edraven

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    Yes, standard
     
  9. barefootbeachcombing

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    Ah. I missed that it was the Standard. 1st Gen iPad Mini might be okay, then.
     
  10. edraven

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    Same thing happens with the Nexus 6, which is a quad core CPU running at 2.7Ghz, should be plenty fast.
     
  11. edraven

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    So a follow up now that I have some resolution. I returned my P3S, and got another one. Android w/ Nexus 6 now gives fantastic FPV*. The iPad Mini gen1 is still terrible. It just isn't fast enough to deal with the video stream. An iPad Air 1 is almost as good as the Nexus 6, maybe dropping a frame here and there, but still great.

    * When it works, you have to keep trying to connect in the app over and over again until the video stream actually shows with a Nexus 6, even with the latest DJI Go (2.5.0).