I'm new at this, had a mission disconnect and my drone RTH prematurely. I overcame that by putting Windsurfers on my controller and positioning my home/controller location as close to the middle of the survey area as possible. I know that isn't always possible
Like you, I'm seeing the "Drone Connected" messages sporadically throughout this mission and too was wondering why I missed any drone disconnected messages. I know from my AirData logs that most longer distance flights, or those with obstructions between the controller and the drone will have minor signal errors:
I'm going to upload my log from the last mission to AirData and see if mine echoes yours.
So far, I've been very impressed with DroneDeploy. It hasn't been perfect, but it appears that those behind the scenes are very invested in making it the best mapping app/service out there. Compared to others I've been testing, I'm liking DD the best, you? My only disappointments are:
1.) Lack of drone telemetry
2.) Exposure inconsistencies
Those two may be pilot ignorance as I figure this all out.