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jazzack222
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Hi Evernote
I'm new to the forum as well to flying dji product. I have a question. I've flown my phantom 3 prof a few times at the same location with no problems. Today however my controller and phantom keeps loosing connection and it goes into failsafe. When it gets closer I see that there is a swarm of bees around it. This happened several times and I assume this is the problem. Just wanted to if the bees would cause this problem and if anyone else has experienced this.?
Thanks.
2016-8-27
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Cetaman
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Aloha jazzack,

     The bees are simple drones.  You are flying an intelligent drone. ----- Well, obviously there is a competition going on there!

     Now, you know there had to be a joke in there somewhere!  It is not unusual for bees to attack Phantoms.  They make for some of the more entertaining videos posted on the Forum.  But, the big question is how many bees are jamming your signal?  We regularly get body parts and juices screwing up our Phantoms when they encounter bees.  This could very well be your problem.  You should find another location at least 1 km away and see if the problem is still there.

     Let us know how it goes.  Post some videos of those Kamakazies!  Actually, bees are our primary pollinators and are under stress due to environmental concerns.  Hopefully finding another location until the "attack" season has passed will solve your problem.  But do let us know how it goes.

Aloha and Drone On!
2016-8-28
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Ayo
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Bees attacking Drones? Why would they do that? Maybe the sound of the propellors is drowning out their wing-humming communication system???
2016-8-28
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Aussiemac 5
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Thanks for the reply it is much appreciated. My phantom didn't have much blood and guts on it. There were though literally 1000's of bees around it though.  as soon as I turned the phantom off they dispersed so assume its the noise that sets them off. Unfortunately I didn't have the camera recording so I didn't get any footage.
2016-8-28
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AG0N-Gary
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When you shut it off, it went both silent and dead still.  Their job was done - they had killed the enemy - so now back to work.
2016-8-28
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DJI-Jamie
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Please ensure that your antennas are in a more optimal position as well.
2016-8-28
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Aussiemac 5
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So I don't mean to sound like I'm whining but I just got back from flying my phantom 3 professional and I'm having connection problems again. Flying in a very large open oval area with no wind and great weather every time I would get out to around 70m from home I would lose connection and failsafe would kick in. Not only does the connection drop but all the satellites drop as well. The video stayed up. Anyone got any ideas?  I would of thought the distances should be way greater than 70m. Thanks.
2016-9-11
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endotherm
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Aussiemac 5 Posted at 2016-9-11 18:22
So I don't mean to sound like I'm whining but I just got back from flying my phantom 3 professional  ...

Is your aircraft a Phantom 3 Professional, or a Phantom 3 4K?  They are quite different.  You should get kilometers out of a Pro, the other aircraft is based on the Standard and the range can be relatively poor especially if flying in a noisy area polluted with RF and wifi signals.
2016-9-11
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bob37
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I fly in wooded areas and had lots of drop-out problems until i got a pair of reflective "boosters".  They are just parabolic reflectors that direct all of the signal to the drone (rather than the 360 degrees from the bare antennas) and receive a focused beam from the drone.  It was so worth the $20!  
2016-9-11
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Aussiemac
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Sorry , it's a phantom 3 professional. So just got back again from flying and the same issues happening. Around 70m out the signal drops and failsafe kicks in. This is ridiculous. I'm in a massive open area, no metal or power lines around. The thing is only a couple of months old. Please dji what is going on.
2016-9-13
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Aussiemac
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Sorry to harp on but my 3dr solo is good for around 700m in the same location. My friend phantom 3 standard has no problem going over 500m. Did I say this ridiculous.
2016-9-13
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我们仨
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Is it app says “Disconnected”when singal drops?can you give us a app screenshots when singal drops?
and then you'd better check the connection of the gimble and aircraft is well
70m is the height or the diatance?
It's better provide a app screenshots or a test vedio
2016-9-14
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Aussiemac 0
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The app stays open, signal bars drop and the too bar goes red and the phantom goes into failsafe. 70m is the distance out and it seems to happen at about 30m up. The video picture drops as well. Dji
Are raising a fault return so hopefully this fixes whatever is happening.
2016-9-14
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