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Moore887

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#1
Hi,

I went to do a short flight today. My batteries have gone into self discharge as I haven't used the drone in over a week but I just needed to take a quick photo of our pool cage which was assembled today. The picture on the phone kept going grey or not refreshing. I don't believe I was losing wifi between the remote and the phone (galaxy s9+) and I was still able to control the drone (almost) flawlessly with the remote. I did experience a little unresponsiveness moving forward when trying to land on a small paver. Changes I've made in the last couple of days are: The addition of ND filters (although I had no problems flying with one when they first arrived, Change of phone case to a genuine samsung one (in order to improve wireless charging and samsung pay reliability although I never had a problem with the drone when using the spigen case even though it was a tighter fit into the remote) and I have also a new samsung galaxy watch (although that's connected to the phone via bluetooth so shouldn't be an issue). The sun may be down before I get a 100% battery to try again. I have restarted the phone, remote and drone numerous times and tried a different (50% charge) battery with same results. No OTG cable here.

I will report back when I get a 100% battery in the air.
 

Haggi

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#2
Bluetooth connections should be avoided!
If flying above your head, be sure the adjust the antennas on the RC accordingly (flat sides pointing at aircraft).
 

Moore887

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#4
Turned the watch to aeroplane mode. No difference. Turned off Bluetooth on the phine. Fixed everything!
 

RodS

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#5
I use a Samsung bluetooth watch but I use a separate mobile device with the Remote Control and dont seem to have a problem.
 

Moore887

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I use a Samsung bluetooth watch but I use a separate mobile device with the Remote Control and dont seem to have a problem.
It could be the close proximity of my Galaxy to the controller. I have a lot of older phones that I could use as a dedicated controller but none with the screen size or quality of the s9+. I was thinking of trying an old apple iPad air 2 although I would have to get an attachment to hold it to the controller.
 

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