It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Yuneec Pilots forum RockettDronePilot. I hope that you will take advantage of the benefits that come with membership and that you will be able to use the forum for the exchange of innovative ideas and as a resource for current developments in Yuneec UAV’s.
Enjoy your new bird!
Find a nice large open space that's safe.
Take baby steps, controlled heights, distances, manual landings etc. just to make sure the quad is listening.
Experience will gain confidence. Soon you will expand your ranges and terrain.
Enjoy your flight. Bet you can't wait to get home and see your first video.
Soooooo!? How did it go?
I'm on the fence, should I do Phantom 3 Pro or Yuneec 4k. I'm super tempted because of the Phantom's Lightbridge system range, but I like the Yuneec's extra features and more accessories, I'm really torn. Any inputs guys?
Yes, I'm torn precisely because the Yuneec offers the extra battery, the handgrip for the camera, and that watch me feature is really cool and useful. I'm just afraid of the FPV signal getting lost, it's a heavy investment which I don't want to lose.
You see, I'm not planning to do super long distance flights or anything like this, I have a lake across from my house and I'd like to take a few nice shots and videos. The lake is around 500 m accross, LOS (of course) but I've read some Yuneec pilots losing FPV in as little as 150 m or hovering just above them. Of course, your mileage may vary, from user to user and configuration, but that reliability is really something I want to have.
On the other hand, I know that if something were to happen (flyaway, hardware failure, or such) Yuneec won't let me down, as far as I've read. Provided you have proof that you've followed all the calibration procedures and thoroughly inspected your machine.
How many flights have you logged, @Fleamac ? How has your video signal held up?
(Light bridge is 720p for up to 2.1 km (even more)) I have seen a few videos on YouTube showing both of them (P3 and YQ5004K) doing the same route and the Yuneec losing FPV signal in less than halfway of the DJI's range.
As you can see from this video, I've run my drone over 1,500 feet away from my TX. I haven't ever lost video signal or command of height, or control. They claim a video range of 1968 feet. I've gained confidence in the technology with probably over 50 flights to send it off almost out of site. A you tube video claims the signal picture last much longer while the camera is pointing away from you do to the relations of the antennae to the receiver. I've never lost control of any flying functions either. I've downloaded the new Firmware that returns it automatic too in case of signal loss. That some extra insurance in my mind. Unwilling though to shut the unit off to see if it works. lol