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I have a drone with a radio antenna broadcasting in a 5km radius. When it is near Base A (also 5km broadcast radius), I can control it. Base B is 4km from Base A and has a broadcast radius of 50km. My drone can successfully travel to Base B.

I would expect that if my drone is within 100m of Base B, I would be able to lower its broadcast radius to ~300m and still have a two way channel, using Base B as a relay; however when I lower the drone's broadcast radius below the distance to Base A, I can no longer control its gyro and thrusters from Base A. Surprisingly, I can still see the camera. Why is this?

I have also discovered that I can still manipulate the drone by overriding the thrusters and gyro; it's only using the mouse and keyboard that's affected by this limitation. Is this a bug?

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  • I would double check that you own everything in Base A, Base B, and the drone. Apr 4, 2017 at 20:40
  • @IllusiveBrian That's a very clever guess. Unfortunately, I don't have the save anymore. If you can replicate the problem, however, you should consider posting an answer.
    – aebabis
    Apr 4, 2017 at 20:43

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