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fansf8802daf
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Hello this summer i am going to take my p3s on holiday

And i want to make some videos while I'm in the car controlling my drone( not further than 50 from rc

Wil it be save to fly

Also wen i went flying a few days back
I was only 60 m away from rc and i went a bit behind a building and i lost video feed. Is this normal
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dancopter
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Yes, need line of sight for best reception. Don't fly behind buildings too unless your RTH home is set properly/high enough.
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Peterx
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If you fly behind any object(tree,house and all other type massive) the you can lose both video and control signals. The best during flight is the copter can see you and you can see the copter in a straight line.
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fansf8802daf
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Thank you
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fansf8802daf
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What about the phantom control while I'm in my car
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WD9EON
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fansf8802daf Posted at 2017-6-11 03:37
What about the phantom control while I'm in my car

A convertible would be best for this.  Putting your controller inside a metal box doesn't work well, you will have short range.  I have seen antennas made for putting on the vehicle for this purpose.
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fansf8802daf
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Dont have the money for that right now.
But would it be save if i stay inside a 50m range
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fansf8802daf
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Its in a camper by the way
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Da Lata
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Turn on your drone and then sit down with the remote control inside your camper and see how the signal will drop dramatically. The waves do not cross metal barriers.
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Uncle Stumpy
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Don't do it.  Like WD9EON says maybe a convertible or on the back of a motorcycle you could use "follow me", but the inside of a car is basically an "obstacle".
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Michgolden
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Remember that you don't "out run" you're AC. You could try laying on your back on the roof of the RV. That would make for some cool footage. Just make sure it's in an open area, for both you and the AC! ;)
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fansf8802daf
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We can open the roof
Would that help
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fansf8802daf
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Or in the drivers seat
We got a big windshield
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fansf8802daf
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Or should i put th controller outside the door and attach my phone inside the car
Is this an option
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Peterx
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If you can open the car roof and the copter has a sight in straight line to the RC then it´s not required to put the RC outside the car. If you close the roof you ´ll have a cage a´la FARADAY.
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solentlife
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The AC needs clear unobstructed view of RC.

The Display needs as clear an unobstructed connection to RC. Remember the Screen Display is not receiving high power WiFi but low power .... the high power WiFi is RC to AC.

So the overall answer is try not to have any 'material' between any of the three items.

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fansf8802daf
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I think I'll go with the rc outside the car window and get the phone unobstructed between rc and phone
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DJI-Mark
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Magnetic interference is always something you should be concerned with if you are flying within a vehicle although curiosity does make me wonder why you would want to stay in a vehicle rather then fly it outside. It's also strong advised that you do fly outside rather then remain inside while your aircraft is outside.
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solentlife
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Its funny actually .....

On saturday - a new guy in our club asked me to look at his Standard as he knew mine was capable of greater range etc. and he was a new owner.
I fired up his P3S and had warnings next to my van. I fired up mined and had no warnings in exact same position RIGHT ALONGSIDE the van ... I'm talking literally near touching it.

I've flown my P3S along the side of my van ... Renault Master ..... videoing in through the cargo door etc. - not a hint of anything ...

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fansf8802daf
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I want to folow the car while driving
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fansf8802daf
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If i point an windsurfer to it while im in the car would this be better
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solentlife Posted at 2017-6-12 07:02
The AC needs clear unobstructed view of RC.

The Display needs as clear an unobstructed connection to RC. Remember the Screen Display is not receiving high power WiFi but low power .... the high power WiFi is RC to AC.

I only go flying like this distance
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fansf8802daf
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https://youtu.be/2JRvEhXH_h0
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fansf8802daf
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2JRvEhXH_h0
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fansf8802daf
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Cant get good link
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fansf8802daf
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By the way
I saw this video on youtube about someone controlling his p3s
While sitting in his car. windows closed and seems that he was controlling it quite well.
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