So, in Europe the power of a radio transmitter used in drones is limited to 18dbm, well below the ability of the controller’s 25dbm.
This equates to a massive cut in the range of the spark, about 500 meters is the limit before the video signal gives up and the drone returns. But fear not, there is something you can do to get the full range.
It basically involves fooling the DJI Go app to think your in a country that uses the FCC rules instead of the CE rules. To do it, follow these steps.
- Ensure the drone and RC are both off
- Turn aeroplane mode on your phone or tablet to On, and make sure to fully quit the DJI Go app
- Install a fake GPS app and enable it.
- Set your location somewhere in America or Canada.
- Turn on the RC and drone and allow them to.connect.
- Connect to the aircraft’s WiFi signal
- Once the app starts up, it’ll ask you if you want to change the WiFi settings. Select ok.
- Wait for the drones/RC’s network to come back online, and power everything off
- Quit the app and the fake GPS provider, restart the drone/RC and app
- When asked again to alter the WiFi settings, hit cancel
And that’s it. Each time you launch the app.from here, it’ll ask you to change the settings, always cancel the dialog.
To confirm your in FCC mode, goto the wireless page in the app, and look if there is a channel 12/13, if not your in FCC mode. Range in this mode will get you in excess of 1000 meters, as opposed to the 500 in the CE mode.