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3.75km over Lake Travis, Austin TX. Phantom 2 Vision

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by themosttoys, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. themosttoys

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    3.75km, 2.33 miles, 12,300 feet. Over Lake Travis. Flying the Phantom 2 Vision.

    Video sped up by 2x so that it is less boring.

    http://youtu.be/UWkiqb3VlMc
     

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  2. OI Photography

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    I seem to recall you doing a flight from that same starting point (the church parking lot?) a while ago, that went as far as the sandbar, yes? I can imagine you've been anxious to try it again from that spot.
     
  3. themosttoys

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    Yup, that video is on the same youtube channel. The trouble with that spot is that it's typically too windy to try anything long range. The last time I made it out to the sand bar (1.1 miles) but that time it was without FPV (was send and pray until lost control). This time (after modifications) I made it 2.33 miles without losing FPV or control. I really should have pushed it further today, but it had been a week since the battery was charged and I was nervous that it would die too quickly at the end of the flight.
     
  4. al100

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    What setup are you using for control and video? I believe that is the longest flight with a Phantom I have heard about.
     
  5. themosttoys

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    This is using the Phantom 2 Vision. I'm using the stock 5.8ghz controller with a small patch antenna. I'm using the stock repeater with a single CP HELIAXIAL24 (2.4ghz) antenna. On the P2V I have a small amp (~500mw) and a Skew Planar (SPW24) antenna.

    You can see my setup in these threads:
    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7900
    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7448

    Cheers
     
  6. ClimbrJohn

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    Hope you don't mind, I added your experience to the DJI Phantom 2 Vision - FPV and Control Distances spreadsheet listed here:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... sp=sharing