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djiuser_sm0V2ye7HdLp
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First of all i would say that i really like my little spark.

That being said i am a little disappointed with the range.

When using the RC i am finding i am lucky if i get an out range of 100 to 150m before rth activates. Before this i am losing video.

I have the antenna at 45 degree to the the controller. Any tips to improve range greatly appreciated.
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DMX_MT
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Are you from Europe ?

The Antennas have to be 90degrees facing up, you only lower them to 0 degrees when the Spark is above you.
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DJI Paladin
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Hi, please provide your firmware version, exact model of mobile device and the version of your DJI Go 4 app. Did you encounter an error message on your app? May I know if you are close to the airport or military base? You antennas should be in a form of 90 degrees.
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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-6-23 09:40
Are you from Europe ?

The Antennas have to be 90degrees facing up, you only lower them to 0 degrees when the Spark is above you.

Hello i am in the uk.
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DJI Paladin Posted at 2018-6-23 09:53
Hi, please provide your firmware version, exact model of mobile device and the version of your DJI Go 4 app. Did you encounter an error message on your app? May I know if you are close to the airport or military base? You antennas should be in a form of 90 degrees.

Latest version of firmware and software. I am flying near an airbase.RAF woodvale in uk. But i am outside of the exclusion zone as per NATS app.
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S-e-ven
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Fly somewhere else for a range test, first. Rural area as best.
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Joller79 DK
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Did a new range test today. Totally open field, with some powerlines 5-700meters behind me, so no interference..
Flying phone only, and no controllers.
Range 130meters, aNd height 85 meters...
Tried again with wifi repeater 2 from xiaomi.
Range 450 meters, and height 119meters All done in 2.4 ghz mode.  5.6 is useless.
Live in denmark
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Joller79 DK Posted at 2018-6-23 11:11
Did a new range test today. Totally open field, with some powerlines 5-700meters behind me, so no interference..
Flying phone only, and no controllers.
Range 130meters, aNd height 85 meters...

Wow 130m with phone only? Good for you.
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DMX_MT
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CE Mode in Europe is the Problem Mate. FCC Mode in 5.8GHz is almost double the power.
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Joller79 DK Posted at 2018-6-23 11:11
Did a new range test today. Totally open field, with some powerlines 5-700meters behind me, so no interference..
Flying phone only, and no controllers.
Range 130meters, aNd height 85 meters...

This is am interesting comment. I am in 5.6ghz mode. It seems to be default setting. I am going to swap to 2.4 and see what happens.

Id this other peoples general experience.
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Joller79 DK
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JimboHUN Posted at 2018-6-23 12:45
Wow 130m with phone only? Good for you.

But if i fly in area with just little buildings etc, range is 50 meters
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Sparkz71
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Downgrade the DJI Go app if required & load/apply a fake GPS app to a FCC area, Start DJI Go & accept WiFi changes. Remove fake GPS, reboot & cancel any further WiFi changes from the DJI Go app.
Find a version of DJI Go that works via https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/dji-technology-co-ltd/dji-go-4/  
Ignore WiFi changes after upgrades from DJI Go (the most recent app may get upset & limit the flight distance regardless? Still testing)

That's the only way I know how to maximise your results.

Good luck - search the forum for similar problems. Cheers.
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djiuser_sm0V2ye7HdLp Posted at 2018-6-23 14:46
This is am interesting comment. I am in 5.6ghz mode. It seems to be default setting. I am going to swap to 2.4 and see what happens.

Id this other peoples general experience.

Sounds pretty identical to my experience. I also live in the UK. 2.4ghz helps a bit....I get around 20m more that I did with 5.8ghz. Like DMX says, it's the CE regulations that result in the relatively poor range.
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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-6-23 14:26
CE Mode in Europe is the Problem Mate. FCC Mode in 5.8GHz is almost double the power.

This! FCC is so much better than CE mode

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m1n1s
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FCC mode and parabolic reflectors will get you out further

VLOS @ 500m you can't see the Spark direction well.

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DMX_MT
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Chazzw Posted at 2018-6-25 03:34
This! FCC is so much better than CE mode

Fly Safe Mate !
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Always do, But the difference between when I had mine in CE compared to now when its in FCC is crazy! I have so much more confidence in it now...
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Chazzw Posted at 2018-6-25 06:42
Always do, But the difference between when I had mine in CE compared to now when its in FCC is crazy! I have so much more confidence in it now...

Really Happy for you my Friend.
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