Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Professional GPS/Homepoint issue on P3P

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Michael1, May 31, 2015.

  1. Michael1

    Joined:
    May 14, 2015
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Had my first scare with the my P3P today. I calibrated my compass before this flight. Was about 2,000 ft out and 400 ft up in the mountains. Signal started getting a bit weak so I decided to bring her back towards me.

    This is when I realized that the Phantom's location and orientation as shown on the map in the lower left area in the Pilot app was incorrect. I knew I was pointing it towards the general area I was standing, but it showed that I was going the opposite direction. In other words, when I tried to follow the map and orient the Phantom towards my homepoint, when I moved forward it started to show it was getting further away.

    Fortunately I had a good idea of where I needed to go, but the map in the Pilot app proved to be worthless. Once I was back within about 100 ft of my home point, the map looked correct again. Does anyone know how/why this may have happened and if there is a fix?
     
  2. tcope

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,245
    Likes Received:
    1,723
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    If you lost RC signal then the map would not update. But you'd also see a RTH message on the screen if this were the case and the P3 icon would not move at all.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - GPS Homepoint issue Forum Date
GPS TRACKING Phantom 4 Discussion Yesterday at 12:16 PM
GPS Software Friday at 1:56 PM
Phantom 2 vision plus v3, gps module question? Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion Wednesday at 3:18 PM
Phantom 3 Standard - No GPS No Satellites?? Standard/4k Discussion Jul 14, 2017
$1800 loss in 5 seconds!Losing GPS and drifting 50mph crash Phantom 4 Pro Help Jul 3, 2017