Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

3000 ft

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by biggdave92, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. biggdave92

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    3
    Well, after owning my p3a for a week, I finally worked up the courage to do a long range test. Made it to 3000ft line of sight before it started to lose signal. Started getting red "no signal" so I turned around and high tailed it back. I live on the top of a hill so I can see a ways off. Probably 2 miles. Was in pgps mode. How can get more distance? Wind surfer? I'd like to be able to at least go 1 mile.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  2. biggdave92

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    3
    Also, my video feed started going out as well.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  3. John Locke

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,975
    Likes Received:
    1,119
    Location:
    Yorba Linda, CA
    The wind surfer is the only range extender that doesn't void your warranty. It's inexpensive and very portable too, easily storing in a backpack If you buy the two piece version. I've been over two miles but go 1.5 to 1.75mi all the time, limited by battery most the time.

    After the warranty period is up you may want to try other antenna solutions that require internal modifications to the controller. It will depend on your preference for portability to store inside a backpack or other cases. They are difficult to fit in precut case inserts, but the range performance is great due to the increased DB signal gain.
     
    #3 John Locke, Nov 6, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2015
  4. Pluto88888

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    74
    I just ordered my windsurfer (await delivery)
    Just done my stock second range test today got to 5000ft with 900ft height that was over a urban area.
     
  5. snerd

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    1,585
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    You have some great eyes to see it at 3000 feet! I tried once................ made it to about 2300 because I watched it the whole way. Once taking an eye off it it, it's over.
     
  6. JKDSensei

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    1,511
    Likes Received:
    658
    Location:
    USA
    What country?
    Nevermind...Chiner.

    They don't care if you fly over crowded areas in Chiner?
    Wait a minute....everywhere is a crowded area in Chiner. My bad.
     
  7. Pluto88888

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    74
    Country United kingdom
     
  8. JKDSensei

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    1,511
    Likes Received:
    658
    Location:
    USA
    hmmmm...a few minutes ago your profile said Bejing, Chiner ?
     
  9. biggdave92

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    3
    Lol, wasn't actually watching it but I guess I meant unobstructed path between rc and quad.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  10. biggdave92

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    3
    Also, altitude was 150-175ft. Should I fly higher?

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  11. Ptr

    Ptr

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    61
    Oh ya, split visual far out your
     
  12. skalofong

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    guys what is a windsurfer?
     
  13. snerd

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    1,585
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    You attach it to the top of your remote. :D



    [​IMG]
     
    happydays and Shield2160 like this.
  14. skalofong

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    like a signal extender accessory?
     
  15. Ptr

    Ptr

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    61
    My remote is different to that one
     
  16. skalofong

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    yes that s for a sport one. but I imagine a antenna
     
  17. snerd

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    1,585
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Yes, it's hooks to the antennas and directs the signal forward. Do a search here, there are many threads on it.
     
  18. skalofong

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    can it be used for P3P or wifi only?
     
  19. snerd

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    1,585
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I'm using on P3P
     
  20. biggdave92

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    3
    Made it to 5k feet today, over water. Video started going out but had full signal. Turned around and came back. Windsurfer on order.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk