Just ran some payload tests with a GoT Mesh on a phantom 4.
Ran a Dacron line attached to the center of the landing skids and the line feom the middle of that so the GT Mesh was exactly in the center 5feet below; probably enough vertical isolation to not interfere much on a harmonic of the Phantom’s control (2.4Ghz and 5 ish Ghz). I didn’t see any glitches in transmission or control. The payload oscillates a bit causing the drone to wander a few inches max. Didn’t see much battery life loss though flight was brief and not long enough to extrapolate. No control isssues; hovered at 400 ft (ahem) just fine.
I just need people who are willing to “play radio” with me; I have 4 Mesh units but kids don’t want to play and wife isn’t interested. I don’t have enough extra iOS devices to test.
Ideally, Gotenna will allow us to see stats on the device- better notification of successful transmission when bounced through nodes; ability to see how many messages were relayed or stored. A “test” mode perhaps? Fully functional but shows as the data logging and maybe enabled with a key from GoTenna when you ask for it and not easily enabled so their fears of people getting annoyed how much their devices being used by other folks would be allayed.
Anyhow, here’s a short video. I flew over my property at all times and it was over my unpopulated front yard.