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Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance???

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by drew4392, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. drew4392

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    On my 3rd P2V+... first two resulted in very similar distance compared to my P2V... about 1,000 feet or so.

    Called DJI and they said that is odd and I should send it to them for rush testing. I did. They ended up losing my Phantom and sending me a new one, which they (allegedly) tested first before shipping to me.

    Today's test flight produced same results... about 1,000 feet distance.

    Weeks of testing, shipping, emails... getting a little doubtful.

    All basics are covered... FCC mode, fully charged, no obstructions, antennas pointed correctly, etc.

    Is anybody with a P2V+ getting 2,400 feet as advertised?? Or, anything about 1,500 feet??

    Thanks!!
     
  2. NotMyDrone

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    Are you talking about FPV cutting off at 1000? Or does your bird loses connection to the controller and starts heading home by itself at 1,000 feet?
     
  3. drew4392

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    The latter. Radio control, not FPV. Video is fine the whole time.
     
  4. ToThePoint

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    And how is the RC antenna directed towards the bird ?
    Do you point the tip of the V+ or the side ?
     
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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    I've had my P2V+ for about 1 month now. I have taken it out to about 1300 feet (at 300 ft altitude), I chickened out at that point and brought it in closer, but I didn't experience any loss of control or FPV.

    I have only lost the control signal once when I let some trees get between me and the bird (no loss of FPV though). I was relieved to see the message 'coming home' a few seconds later and to hear the buzzing sound getting louder as it flew back.
     
  6. drew4392

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    Side of transceiver antenna always facing the bird.
     
  7. kxkraze

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    Funny you should ask -- I just did my first max range test this evening. Completely stock P2V+. I got the RTH at 2900 ft. ground range at 530 ft. altitude.
     
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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    I took my new P2V+ out to the desert last weekend to try it out. Like you I had fresh batteries in the RC, bird and repeater were fully charged, flat terrain, and no obstructions. First try I lost the WiFi signal at around 1300' out. Second try I lost both WiFi and RC at 1460' out. I was expecting more, but I was so intent at not loosing sight of the bird I didn't pay much attention to the positioning of the antennas so I can't really say what my max distance is.
     
  9. cahutch

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    I usually get at least 600 meters (1968 ft) and have gotten as far as 800 meters on flat open ground far from town.
    Completely stock.

    What's your environment? Urban or Rural? Could it be RF interference or density?
     
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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    1000ft is @300m ..seems low range. Have you tried different locations?

    I can understand straight above you at that range but not straight out away from you. The flat bit of the tx antenna HAS to be lining up with the bird.
     
  11. lukode

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    Hi
    I get 900m at 70m altitude. Completely stock. Video shows correctly, but control signal lost.
     
  12. GRCT42

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    Stock and RTH at this point.
     

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    I've been out to 3600 at 60-80 feet. Clear line of sight out over the ocean.
     
  14. drew4392

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    It is off the beaten path in an semi-urban area. I'm about 1 mile from activity. I have tried other areas, as well. Seems weird.

    I will give it another shot today. If others are getting 1600-2500 feet here, then something is up.

    Thanks
     
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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    Are you in FCC?
     
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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    Sorry. Now I read you were in FCC.
     
  17. ircphoenix

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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    Because I'm super excited... I wanted to share that I hit the 5,000 foot limit on my drone today. =D Not a single mod installed on either the drone or Tx.

    Edit: I lied. I did do the aluminum tape mod for GPS. =D
     
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    Re: Anybody with P2V+ getting more than ~1,100 feet distance

    I hit 1200m over sea (clear line of sight) at 30m elevation while filming a ship leaving harbour. I couldn't believe it - lost FPV, obviously, so initiated RTH by turning off the transmitter. Totally stock V+ with no mods at all. FPV range can drop with climatic contitions (low cloud, mist etc) as well.