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Connection issue with SkyEcho 2


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I have recently changed from Pilot Aware to SkyEcho2 for my EC device. I barely ever had any disconnection issue with PAW (I can recall 2 in over 2 years and always short-lived ones). I have been using SE2 for a few weeks now and get long disconnections every other flight. While in flight, SkyDemon shows the “Device Offline for XX seconds” pop-up for extended periods of time on my iPad. SE2’s GPS light remains green throughout the flight.

When checking the trace on Fligthradar24, my flights are perfectly recorded with no missing leg (was not the case with PAW). It does not seem to be a problem with the SE2 GPS receiver or ADS-B emitter.

There is still some issue with the Wifi connection between SD and SE2. Am I the only one with this issue? What can be done about it?

Here are my specs:
iPad Pro iOS14.1 running SD 3.14.5
iPhone X iOS 14.1
SE2 with firmware 0.2.26 (WiFi) and 2.6.9 (ADS-B)
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When this happens, you need to check whether your iPad itself has disconnected itself from the SkyEcho's wifi hotspot. If this happens, there's nothing we can do about it from the SkyDemon side but you might be able to fix it with the iPad wifi configuration.

The next version of SkyDemon will tell you in the warning message if you've become disconnected from the SkyEcho's wifi.

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On a a local flight today with a new SkyEcho connected to SkyDemon using iphone6 suffered device offline message with ascending seconds counter. Both devices were fully charged.
Checked iPhone wifi and it had remained connected to SkyEcho Wifi.
Re-started SkyDemon but got waiting for connection message.
Switched SkyEcho off then on again and connection immediate.
This occurred about 30 mins into the flight and after the SkyEcho restart it remained working for 10 mins until shutdown.
Previous week on a circuit detail the combination worked perfectly for 75 mins.
I have used SkyDemon for over 6 years faultlessly with the iPhone.
I'm wondering if there is any difference in performance between the iPhone gps and SkyEcho gps as I could do without this distraction and just select iPhone if it prevented this offline situation.


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