Best firmware with best range for P3S?

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I couldn't find this specific answer, so hope I'm not doubling up - but have long wondered, what is the Best firmware with best range for P3S?

... logically; the latest version of everything is usually 'the best', but I have experimented with several firmware versions, in an effort to obtain greater range.

Likewise, it would be logical to assume that with every firmware update - all features would improve... but I'm not sure this is the case!?

Would be very appreciative of thorough findings and reasons why you have chosen that version (please stipulate which one you have) out of all of the available ones?

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Steve
 
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it would be logical to assume that with every firmware update - all features would improve... but I'm not sure this is the case!?
Not quite. Firmware updates are always optional, and unfortunately most of the time you do not get enough information as to what the updates include. Range really has nothing to do with firmware in theory, however there have been those who have noted these issues with firmware changes. What you have to keep in mind is that the Standard is Wi-Fi only, whereas most of the other Phantoms use light bridge, which significantly reduces interference and increases range. From what I have seen there is no " Logic" for updating, other than personal preference.
 
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Not quite. Firmware updates are always optional, and unfortunately most of the time you do not get enough information as to what the updates include. Range really has nothing to do with firmware in theory, however there have been those who have noted these issues with firmware changes. What you have to keep in mind is that the Standard is Wi-Fi only, whereas most of the other Phantoms use light bridge, which significantly reduces interference and increases range. From what I have seen there is no " Logic" for updating, other than personal preference.
I only know in my findings, my RANGE increased by down-shifting the firmware version alone.
Yes, as I said elsewhere; it AMAZES me when I see Youtube videos of a P3S obtaining 9 - 10km (5.5 to 6 miles!) Just by simply changing antennas!! - I have to suspect they also changed drones! LOL
 
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I only know in my findings, my RANGE increased by down-shifting the firmware version alone.
Yes, as I said elsewhere; it AMAZES me when I see Youtube videos of a P3S obtaining 9 - 10km (5.5 to 6 miles!) Just by simply changing antennas!! - I have to suspect they also changed drones! LOL
Hello!

Sorry to Necropost, but I was wondering if you could tell me which FW you downgraded to? After updating everything to 1.9.20 I'm having tremendous range issues (down to less than 100m on my P3S). Already tried refreshing the FW, re-syncing controller frequencies... I'm flying in a wide-open space, same as always.

If you could tell me which version of the FW you went back to, at least I'll have a starting point for my research. I am hoping to not have to do it multiple times trying to find the best combination.
 
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Hello, I just found this tutorial on Youtube
I hope is not to late for you. I was having problems with the communication betwen the app and the aircraft. When I was flying the drone, suddenly the application was disconnected, although I could still control the aircraft with the RC. In this video they say that version v1.05.7 is the best, but it´s from 2016. I don´t know if there is a better FW version than this, but when I installed it, my problems where solved.
 
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Hello, I just found this tutorial on Youtube
I hope is not to late for you. I was having problems with the communication betwen the app and the aircraft. When I was flying the drone, suddenly the application was disconnected, although I could still control the aircraft with the RC. In this video the say that version v1.05.7 is the best, but it´s from 2006. I don´t know if there is a better FW version than this, but when I installed it my problems where solved.
FW Version 1.06.8 drew numerous complaints from those who upgraded from 1.05.7. My 1st P3S came with 1.06.8 installed but it upgraded to 1.07.9 before I became confident enough to push it to to the limit. Frankly, I had no problem reaching 1000 meters on any day with either FW version. The only time it unexpectedly disconnected was when flying close to a populated area. ( Yeah, heavy interference from cell phones, wifi gateways, microwave ovens, etc)
Yet many claim that 1.05.7 was the better version....and getting rid of 1.06.8 was the fix.
 
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