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The range from my camera to iPad is poor. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Steven Plummer, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Steven Plummer

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    P3 camera range issues with iPad.
     
  2. bobmyers

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    Most prevalent cause is heat-- what temps are you flying in and is it in direct sunlight?
     
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    Very sunny and high 80's.
     
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    Is there a range booster?
     
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    Direct sunlight on the IPad is one issue-- I have IOS IPAD Air 3 and if I fly in the direct sunlight at temps over 85, it will heat up and video will start flickering and sometimes drop completely out. If I get in a good shade or in side of the pickup with the AC going, that issue goes away.. I can get about 3000 feet inside the truck with good LOS. Outside in the shade, over a mile with no issues.
     
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    Yes, I have one of the wind surfers, but I just received the DBS Intellilite that I have to install-- and that should kick up the signal significantly. Several posts on the forum regarding those. But the key with the IPAD is to keep the heat down.
     
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    Get back if that doesn't help you -- be sure to close down all other apps running in the back ground and fly in airplane mode after you have your maps cached on your device. The will eliminate some of the extra processing going on that also creates heat that just adds to the issue.
     
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