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'Poor GPS , move for better coverage...'

kgilbertsen

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This (or something like this) often shows on my phones screen when attempting to elevate after starting a flight. Usually at about 38-40 feet off the ground. It'll say to move and try again, which sometimes works - even by moving just 20 feet. There are other times where no matter how far I move the height limit never goes away and I have to just forget about the whole flight. I've gone to a particular sight that I'd like to shoot on several different days, always with that same darn result.
Any ideas on why this happens, and how I might resolve it?
I'm using the Skydio 2 with the latest firmware, controller, and a Samsung Note 9.
 

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I have gotten that message when my flight begins after take off, but it’s been just briefly and clears up after the S2 moves some. I usually launch from the same spot, I’ve noticed my other Aircraft either find Sats quickly or not.
 

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I have gotten that message when my flight begins after take off, but it’s been just briefly and clears up after the S2 moves some. I usually launch from the same spot, I’ve noticed my other Aircraft either find Sats quickly or not.
Just tried again today from the same spot, with the same result - Poor GPS, try moving... This time I was sure to move around quite a bit looking for a way to gain elevation. No luck. I also noticed that the drone was not hovering smoothly as it usually does.
The UAV Forecast app showed Good To Fly. I don't get it. There's no reason for the drone NOT to fly, yet it will not go over about 40 feet at this location...
 

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I did yesterday get a GPS warning but it was brief as I just flew the drone some and it cleared. I have moved to a different spot just 30 feet away and the S2 works flawlessly.
 

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I too have been irritated by this Skydio2 characteristic. For whatever reason it does not acquire a good GPS fix until it has moved laterally some distance and it won't rise above 20 or 30 feet. There are times when the only option is vertical and thus the Skydio won't rise.
 
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I too have been irritated by this Skydio2 characteristic. For whatever reason it does not acquire a good GPS fix until it has moved laterally some distance and it won't rise above 20 or 30 feet. There are times when the only option is vertical and thus the Skydio won't rise.
I had two flights today - one successful and one unsuccessful. Both started with the same GPS message to move. The successful flight was resolved quickly with movement of maybe 20 feet laterally.
The unsuccessful flight happened along the Chicago River, that has to be about 300 feet wide at that point. I flew the Skydio across the river, up and down the river - and it never could gain elevation. Really odd behavior for sure.
 

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It should have acquired a full signal with that much movement, maybe contact Skydio and ask them about your second flight.
 

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That was my first flight actually, the next flight was successful. But I don't think it matters. As I have only done 6 or 8 flights, I don't know if I will be in a huge hurry to get Skydio involved. If it continues,, I may contact them to see what they think, and if they'd like to see the logs from any of the unsuccessful flights. Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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