- Mar 2, 2019
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Ok, I have searched here but havnt come up with an answer, Can two or more drones be flying at the same time in the same area without interfering with the other drone.
I have flown 2 drones at once p4 and p3 and had no issue except rotor wash from other drone above it
This p4 and p3 together at me old house,,,yes I been lucky myself to get a few drones on film taken with mine,my neighbor had p4 aswell ,was like sky ballet,,it's good funi was just wondering cause a neighbor was flying his Mavic and i was thinking about flying too, but neither one of us knew if they would interfering with each other, i did think it would make a good photo of his Mavic in the air..
You may encounter interference ... but it will be from the controllers being too close to each other.
You do have to be extremely careful , that you do not mix up what drone you think you are flying.
thanks I use to fly RC planes a long time ago and had to be careful not to be up with someone else on the same signalThere is no reason why multiple DJI cannot fly together without problem. Even the humble Standard has no problem flying alongside other Standards as well as Adv and Pro.
The signals are coded between the AC and RC ... its why you LINK the two. Think of it like your WiFi and PC / Mac .... you can have a hundred others there but still you only get the data flow specific to your LINK.
What happens when the airwaves are swamped by signals ? Each data transfer has a code key and the receiving part is looking for that code key ... it ignores all data without that specific key. If the data set is corrupted - it drops it and waits that thousandth of a second for the next string to transmit. This is why you sometimes suffer video breakup / signal loss for a split second or so ... data corruption and it drops it to receive the next.
With regular RC ... the signal hops around frequency steps ... some radios use 2 steps (old Spektrum) others use 16 .. or more steps ... Hedi Lamar - the actress was the originator of the idea !
How DJI use the frequency is open to debate as they do not advertise their format other than give names like Lightbridge etc. But it must use some form of frequency hopping along with Code Keys.
In our club - we have had over 6 DJI P3's flying together in same location with pilots standing within just a couple of feet each other ... never had any problems.
Wow new meaning to demolition derby or what,,that's is insanely cool,can tell lots of fun going on,,now that's a family outing I would like
Not quad-copters per se, but yeah, you get the idea. Jump to one minute. That's when the fun begins.
I have flown with three other DJI quads and a Yuneec quad, and none of us had any issues.