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hi.... i'm francesco. this is my first post. recently i read all the post about ph3 wifi range problem. you've done a best work with papatita software and all best support.
i would like to post my experience with ph3.......
i bought ph3 3 month ago and like many owners i'd the rc range problem.... but with my technical experience on elettronic device i have some question:
before:
my firmware is 1.5.7 i dont know if it was previously updated
(30mt range)
in my drone i've checked all rc connection aerial cable
i made the papatita 20dbm mod
(40mt range with strange signal lost random)
i've installed argtek aerial on rc
(50mt range)
now............
i think these is a problem in rc 5.8 trasmitter oe drone receiver
my question is about drone aerial..... i dont find anything about this object in forum
in the lower support of drone there are two cable inside and a third that goes in the bottom of support connected to a small pcb. i think that frequently the drone can land on wet surface.... this pcb is not protected by any glue o silicon no-water protector.
what do you think about?

I ended all hopes with this drone......
 
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hi.... i'm francesco. this is my first post. recently i read all the post about ph3 wifi range problem. you've done a best work with papatita software and all best support.
i would like to post my experience with ph3.......
i bought ph3 3 month ago and like many owners i'd the rc range problem.... but with my technical experience on elettronic device i have some question:
before:
my firmware is 1.5.7 i dont know if it was previously updated
(30mt range)
in my drone i've checked all rc connection aerial cable
i made the papatita 20dbm mod
(40mt range with strange signal lost random)
i've installed argtek aerial on rc
(50mt range)
now............
i think these is a problem in rc 5.8 trasmitter oe drone receiver
my question is about drone aerial..... i dont find anything about this object in forum
in the lower support of drone there are two cable inside and a third that goes in the bottom of support connected to a small pcb. i think that frequently the drone can land on wet surface.... this pcb is not protected by any glue o silicon no-water protector.
what do you think about?

I ended all hopes with this drone......
I think the pcb you talking bout is the compass which has nothing to do with range. If your compass got wet and failed you would know pretty quickly.
 
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ah....ok. thank you for response.
i saw that 5.1 version make video smooth. i'll try it in the afternoon..... the wheather is rainy :-(
i dont understand if the range problem on rc 5.8ghz is due to a firmware issue or hardware problem.
for example.... when i connect android phone with the lastest dji app i cant see the firmware version on 'about' feature and pressing upper right icon for 5 sec in home page, the app still dont show firmware version.....but....
if i connect via ipad4 without drone turned-on (only rc) the app show 1.3.5.... when i turn on drone the versione became 1.5.7.
is possible that i have the rc only with a very old firmware and the last owner made a upgrade via sdcard ?
do you know if is possible to check both firmware version (drone and rc)? i dont understand reading forum, if, after sdcard drone update also the rc controller had a upgrade benefit like automatic rc dji procedure (1.6.8).
my last possibility is to disassembly drone to find some hardware cable aerial issue..... i think.
i dont understand how some owners, with the same firmware 1.5.7, reach 500mt in stock configuration and other owners only 20mt both in ce mode.
 
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i forgot last news..... after 3.6 papatita mod to 20dbm... when i try to land drone quick pushing down left lever.... the drone i very unstable during quick landing.... it moves.....dancing around z axis. this issue only pushing down the lever up to lower position. if i land slowly all seems to be good. is not a big problem for me.
sorry for my bad language O:)
 
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Hi again. I try 5.1 but nothig change. Wifi have no problem but 5.8 rc lost signal randomly fron 20 yo 150mt with rth.
I have argtek also.
There is some method to check rc-p3s connection log?
Sometimes lost signal in 4mt
I notice that depend on p3s position on z axis maybe the drone antenna position.
 

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