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Antenna Range Booster saved my Mavic

nangali

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So I was in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago and decided to give the little guy a go downtown. It was a little windy but I figured as long I as kept the AC close, I should be alright. Well I got a little carried away with the beautiful skyline. Then all hell broke loose. I was beginning to lose connection to AC and drifting badly. I was also running low on battery. Very quickly I remembered my Range booster (never used the thing) and installed it on my RC. Connection re-established at the nick of time as RTH went into effect. AC came back home but I had to manually land as wind was way too strong to auto land.
 
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Hi nangali

What kind of range extender are you using....? please post a link :)

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Wouldn't RTH have kicked in anyway? I know the feeling though, I'd rather RTH while having an established connection and video feed than RTH blindly and hope the bird comes back.
 

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So I was in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago and decided to give the little guy a go downtown. It was a little windy but I figured as long I as kept the AC close, I should be alright. Well I got a little carried away with the beautiful skyline. Then all **** broke loose. I was beginning to lose connection to AC and drifting badly. I was also running low on battery. Very quickly I remembered my Range booster (never used the thing) and installed it on my RC. Connection re-established at the nick of time as RTH went into effect. AC came back home but I had to manually land as wind was way too strong to auto land.
care to let us know what booster you are referring to exactly?
 

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Frightening experience.....GOOD to know that you got it back safe and sound.Thumbswayup
 

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You gotta love this. People post something like this and get others excited and never post back. I was looking for a decent range extender that can be slipped on and found this thread on a search. Figures.
 

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..... It was a little windy..... I was beginning to lose connection to AC and drifting badly. ....
Unless you also lost gps, sounds like it was more than a little windy if it was drifting badly.
 

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The original posy is from May 2017 ... hmmm
 
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