What is RTH set at? Hover, Land, or RTH on lost of signal?I took a flight this morning and when I was about 2200 ft out my screen said " lost reception ,no transmission " and the screen showed the last view before reception stopped. . It was my understanding that after 10 seconds of lost reception it would automatically RTH. I waited for about 30 seconds and nothing changed. As I walked around I got transmission back and hit RTH. The screen showed enough satellites, but the signal strength was poor, 1 bar. I hit RTH when I lost transmission, but obviously because there is no reception, the RC is not going to trigger RTH. Should I have waited longer and see what happens when I loose reception ?
You cannot set RTH to anything.What is RTH set at? Hover, Land, or RTH on lost of signal?
You are absolute rights. I give some miss information but I corrected my post.You cannot set RTH to anything.
You can set the failsafe action to RTH, Hover or Land on loss of signal and his recorded flight data would show what it was set to.
But the default is RTH and almost no-one ever changes it to anything else.
The details are not clear from your description, but if you have lots of trees blocking the line of sight between your drone and the controller, that's perfectly normal.Is it normal to lose connection at only that distance ?
Interference differs in each area. Keep in mind there is a difference between losing video feed and RC to Drone loss of signal. You can still control the drone without a video feed with the sticks. To initiate Smart RTH, tap on the RTH button.So, I have been trying to video around a lake in my area. Been taking off in various locations to access the lake but to no avail. I finally figured out what has been happening. To get to the lake I have to fly about 2500 ft out. Houses and trees are between me and lake when flying to lake. Yes , I know , not VLOS. It seems that I can only get about 2300 feet before I loose transmission and the screen freezes, my RC says poor reception and I can't see what's happening. This is where I got confused about RTH. My guess is the drone is still flying and controls are still working, but because the display is frozen, I can't see what it is doing. I believe that I still have control , am blind, but have not lost complete connection yet, that's why it did not RTH. If I continue to fly away during this issue, eventually I loose complete connection and RTH is initiated. It then returns to home. I tried it 3 times with the same results.
My questions are.....
Is it normal to lose connection at only that distance ?
Does my assessment make sense ?
The app can only record flight data when it's connected to the drone.If you encounter lose of signal to the drone and it initiates RTH, how does the RC record entire flight log when there is no connection during that time ? I assume it only records up to the connection loss
Got a PC? Just turn the controller on and plug it in to USB port and the files are in the internal shared storage. Same if you plug it into a phone.
Moving the sticks is not intended to "Cancel" RTH You can still control the drone with the sticks, but to cancel RTH you must hit the RTH button again, or the red X on the control panel screen.there are so many possibilities when you lose connection that it becomes very confusing. My main concern is cancelling the RTH by moving the stick, and in practicing all possibilities, I've found that sometimes moving the stick cancels the RTH and sometimes it doesn't.
That’s good adviceIt's a good idea to practise with RTH out in the open so you understand how it works, how to initiate it and how it works when signal is lost.
When you are needing it to work, is probably the worst time to start learning how it works.
If you post the recorded flight data, someone might have a chance to help you.
But otherwise you are only going to have people making guesses (which are most likely to be quite wrong).
Go to DJI Flight Log Viewer | Phantom Help
Follow the instructions there to upload your flight record from your phone or tablet.
That will give you a detailed report on the flight data.
Come back and post a link to the report it provides.
Or just post the .txt file here.