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DarylMax
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I have not been able to fly to locations that I routinely had been before the update.  I've connected wifi auto, wifi trying both bands, and OTG,  same result.  I can't find any limitations set in the software.  In all directions shorter range, in some flights 50% less. Anyone else have this issue?  

2017-11-1
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What message did you get from your app? Please ensure that you do not wear Apple watch or other bluetooth devices.
When you fly your drone, you can choose the best channel from the  image transmission settings. Please fly your spark when most of the channels are green.
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Nelsonlee
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Yes, I also have this range issues, my previous firmware version work fine with good range but this latest firmware is useless.I will roll back to the previous firmware.
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Its your otg cable. It limits the distance. Fly with wifi. Otg doesnt make sense anymore
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fans61699a75 Posted at 2017-11-1 21:33
Its your otg cable. It limits the distance. Fly with wifi. Otg doesnt make sense anymore

tested all with 2.4G, 5G, OTG.....all the same short range!!!
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Matioupi
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I make an opposite observation... I got longer ranges with .0701 than I had with .0600
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Nelsonlee Posted at 2017-11-1 19:55
Yes, I also have this range issues, my previous firmware version work fine with good range but this latest firmware is useless.I will roll back to the previous firmware.

Did you check the information mentioned in 2#?  What message you got from your app? Please tell me the model of  your phone.
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DarylMax
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2017-11-1 19:41
What message did you get from your app? Please ensure that you do not wear Apple watch or other bluetooth devices.
When you fly your drone, you can choose the best channel from the  image transmission settings. Please fly your spark when most of the channels are green.

The messages are the same as when you lose the signal and return to home.  It's as if I've lost my transmitter antennas.  I do have a Fitbit but learned long ago to remove it, turn off Bluetooth, and make sure anyone with me has it off too.
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DarylMax Posted at 2017-11-2 04:00
The messages are the same as when you lose the signal and return to home.  It's as if I've lost my transmitter antennas.  I do have a Fitbit but learned long ago to remove it, turn off Bluetooth, and make sure anyone with me has it off too.

every next update makes range shorten - finaly spark will become selfie dron with range of 5 m . I did test in park near home befiore update - with low signal , using smartphone not controler i achived 98m in straight line. I need to test it today/tomorow after i updated it in same location. If i get same issue with range i will try downgrade to prev version cus 360 pano i think also doesnt work like expected
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DarylMax
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2017-11-1 19:41
What message did you get from your app? Please ensure that you do not wear Apple watch or other bluetooth devices.
When you fly your drone, you can choose the best channel from the  image transmission settings. Please fly your spark when most of the channels are green.

I'll add that I have an iPhone 7 Plus.  Going to do another test flight in about an hour, then downgrade the firmware are repeat the same path and see if there is a difference.
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S-e-ven
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I could not fly, today.
Cloudy, 80-100%, very now and then raining
But I had that in mind, to check on the yesterday flown distances.

What I think, I saw, scanning this topic:

FCC Pilots complaining about less range, CE Pilots are getting more.
How about, we focusing on to negate or affirm this first sight?

As soon, as I have the opportunity, I will check on this in FCC area and report back
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DarylMax
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S-e-ven Posted at 2017-11-2 04:44
I could not fly, today.
Cloudy, 80-100%, very now and then raining
But I had that in mind, to check on the yesterday flown distances.

FCC, San Antonio here. Cloudy, then sunny this pm
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2017-11-1 22:57
Did you check the information mentioned in 2#?  What message you got from your app? Please tell me the model of  your phone.

Your DJI Go only prompt SIGNAL LOST! RETURN HOME!
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S-e-ven
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Got the idea for a poll:
Range with .701

https://forum.dji.com/thread-118207-1-1.html
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DarylMax Posted at 2017-11-2 04:25
I'll add that I have an iPhone 7 Plus.  Going to do another test flight in about an hour, then downgrade the firmware are repeat the same path and see if there is a difference.

Please keep us updated about the range. Thanks for you attention.
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DarylMax
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2017-11-2 23:44
Please keep us updated about the range. Thanks for you attention.

By manual channel selection, I have gained a little more range in .701.  Still not what I was reaching in .600 with the remote controller.   The weather has not been ideal so I'm hoping to try it all again this afternoon when the low clouds burn off.  Thanks Elektra
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S-e-ven
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I flew with .701, go 4 - 4.1.10, otg, and reached the before with .600 flown distances.
Are you flying with the "latest version" Go 4?
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DarylMax
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iOS 4.1.15.  I’ll let you know how I he next tests go.  Need the drizzle to burn off.
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Matioupi Posted at 2017-11-1 22:39
I make an opposite observation... I got longer ranges with .0701 than I had with .0600

Same with me.
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