Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

Standard transmission loss

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by tightlines, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. tightlines

    tightlines Guest

    hello all first post on the forum.
    I've had my p3s for a couple of months now still learning no flying to far,took it to the beach on saturday to take pictures of a light house about 70m away all good,took it out to a new area on a field and had a transmission loss no picture on the screen and RTH kicked in got signal back about 5m from me so landed it myself.
    after some thought when i got home had a quick look on here and read various possibilities what it could be not sure if any was a cause,whist i was looking at the flight logs on the map i noticed something near by and I've seen the same thing from the main road a quick look over with google maps there is a aircraft beacon about 500m from where i was flying would this cause the transmission failure?also i didn't have my sd card in would that be a problem also?
    hope this makes sense
    thanks in advance
    #1 tightlines, Aug 30, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 30, 2016
  2. tightlines

    tightlines Guest

    bit of an update took it out this morning to a different place and flew no problem well apart from a sparrow which wanted to fight it
  3. RodPad

    May 20, 2015
    Likes Received:
    Pacific,NorthWet, 97031
    Welcome to the forum!
    No sd wouldn't cause it but your pictures and videos would look kind of. :rolleyes:

    Aircraft beacon?
    Beacon is a light to me, if it some kind radio antennas, I would say yes, that could be factor, many other things can cause interference. Could this actually been a signal for ships since it is close to a lighthouse.
    Just curious,


    I think you need some more testing.
  4. tightlines

    tightlines Guest

    thanks for the reply,i wasn't on the beach this time just afield a few mile in land this is what i can see when i go on another road and was about 500 m from the field hopefully going to take it out today where i first took it when i got it,if that goes well it must be the beacon? radio-beacon-vor-ground-station-aviation-airport-47286216.jpg
    #4 tightlines, Aug 31, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 31, 2016
Similar Threads - transmission loss Forum Date
Image Transmission Signal Loss Phantom 4 Pro Help Aug 4, 2017
P3P Transmission Loss Causes? Pro/Adv Discussion Jun 14, 2017
break up lines and transmission loss Phantom 4 Help Jun 25, 2016
Weak video transmission and loss of telemetry Pro/Adv Discussion May 18, 2016
Video Transmission To Ipad Mini Problem Since Update 8/2017 Pro/Adv Discussion Friday at 11:54 AM