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Wings22

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I don’t know why I haven’t seen anyone else with this problem. Even with a sunshade,I have a lot of trouble seeing the screen on my iPhone X. Screen brightness is at maximum with auto brightness turned off. I find that the screen dims down even further during flight, perhaps because phone is heating up (no phone case). Phone has been checked out and has no problems. I am a newbie flyer and have only flown my new MA2 a few times and need some ideas.
 

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I have the same problem. Others do too. The CrystalSky works well with the MP1 but is now obsolete and will not work with new products using DJI Fly app. The smart controller is not compatible either and has a small 5 inch screen. Autel setup is even worse. The best was the 7/inch Typhoon H screen with high nits.
unbelievable that no one has filled this gap and made a 7 inch high nit monitor. I think they would sell well.
Drone manufactures make great high tech drones but you can’t see what you’re doing. What’s wrong with this picture.
 

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Hi Wings.
You're not alone. I have the same problem with my Samsung note9. As soon as the sun comes out I'm hunching over like Quasimodo trying to get some shade.
 

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I've tried a couple of things.
1) I got an adapter to use my iPad instead of my iPhone, the bigger screen really helps.
2) I've had some success taking off, flying and landing (especially the taking off and landing part) with my back to the sun.
But yes, I agree it's a problem.
 

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The Iphone dims because of heat in an attempt to safe battery life is what I have read. I first thought there must be a setting that would overcome that but there isn't. All you can do is head for shade and even then it's very dim. I know a lot of people say they fly from inside their car. I've never noticed how long it takes to recover normal brightness after dis-connection the drone and entering a cooler environment.
 

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The Iphone dims because of heat in an attempt to safe battery life is what I have read. I first thought there must be a setting that would overcome that but there isn't. All you can do is head for shade and even then it's very dim. I know a lot of people say they fly from inside their car. I've never noticed how long it takes to recover normal brightness after dis-connection the drone and entering a cooler environment.
Can't get that 'fly from in the car " thing. I tried many times from the tailgate of my SUV but always got closed down by 'magnetic" interference.
 

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Can't get that 'fly from in the car " thing. I tried many times from the tailgate of my SUV but always got closed down by 'magnetic" interference
know what you mean as far as launching. I've just never tried flying from the car. With my luck the drone police would swoop down on me :confused:
 

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Thanks for your comments. I’m afraid I’m going to have to give up my hopes of drone photography as there is no fun in flying virtually blind. Tried inside the car but no help. Phone brightness seems to recover fast if brought indoors. I’ve ordered a second sunshade which I will try installing upside down to give me 360 degree light protection. What I can’t understand is how the YouTube drone channels providers seem to have no problem at all seeing their screens.
 

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In some conditions you might need something like my "Vindibox". It fits over the screen shade and allows my eyes to adjust so I can see the screen. They make screen commands and settings a little more challenging because you have to come at it at a peculiar angle. Built with a cardboard soda container (box), black gaffers tape, velcro and some old reading glasses for occasional magnification). Not the most elegant accessories, but for pennies it comes in handy. Similar devices are available commercially.

vindibox.jpg
 

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Also make sure your iPhone X in settings display and brightness is set to never sleep.
 

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Screen brightness is at max and auto dimming is off. If I was wearing sunglasses all this time and didn’t consider that, my forehead would be red from slapping it! Lol.