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Car paint blocking signal to my drone's antenna

  1. Dec 8, 2014 #1
    Hello all, I have a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ and I just recently had it painted. It is painted like a car would be painted. Ever since the new paint job, my drone is not flying right. It is displaying symptoms of Radio Frequency (RF) interference. The main issue is that it is now flying erratically when I try to fly it. My question is, how can I mitigate this issue without having to remove the paint altogether?

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  3. Dec 8, 2014 #2


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    You might try weighing an unpainted drone (if store/dealer allows you), and compare it to your painted weight.
  4. Dec 8, 2014 #3
    How much is conductive that car paint?
  5. Dec 8, 2014 #4


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    Where is the antenna and what does it look like? If it is a bare wire, can you mount it outside instead of inside?
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