Video Drone – Do Carbon Fiber Props Affect GPS?

Please visit for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode, we will be looking at Carbon Fiber Props and do cause issues with the GPS? A while back I flew the UpAir with carbon fiber props and there was talk the issues I was having were a result of using carbon fiber props as they were interfering with the GPS. Well I went to the bench, then outside to test this possibility and make this video so give it a watch and see what you think as you might be surprised (hint I was in the end).

Production Notes: because the video was running long I didn’t go into more detail as to the reasons for the side rejection however these [signals] are filtered from low elevations to reduce the effects of multipath and atmospheric delays.

The other piece is one of safety awareness, as because of the harness of a carbon fiber prop verses that of a plastic prop, they more apt to cause greater bodily harm should they come in contact with you or someone else so be safe and use responsibly.

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