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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by delirious, May 10, 2015.

  1. delirious

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    This is from one of my buddies neighborhood. The end points at the clubhouse (2:21 in video is 2800 feet) and freeway (10:05 in video is 1800 feet) are about as far as I can go before video cuts out. Is this about right with obstructions like the homes and trees?

    120-150 feet in height. manual mode at 4 mb/s channel 20
     
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    My trip last night and 100% clear still
     

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    Are you flying on auto on the video streaming? I'm flying from a cul de sac with lots of homes and trees. Yours is pretty open
     
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    about average but if you push up to 250ft it makes a big difference may gain as much as 1000ft

    My low level flight max and then one from open area
    intown max.PNG p3 max.PNG
     
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    Ok, I'm getting what you are getting at the height. Which is where I keep mine. About 150ish. The top picture looks like the neighborhood I flew. I've yet to take mine to a location like the bottom picture. Looks like pretty flat terrain with very little obstruction. I've also not taken mine over 150 feet high. I'd like to but it's been windy here over the past week. dying to take it out. Bummer is only one battery. I'd like to wait to my others arrive before venturing out.

    I also see by your date that you are flying in the future. My time continuum converter isn't working on mine. Stuck in the present still. Air maybe thinner in the future? I don't know. ;)
     
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    no the app shows date then month don't know why. I know when we vacation many countries do that to ;)
     
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    That is how us Brits show the date
     
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    LOL, got it. I assumed US. Got me in trouble huh.
     
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    That's the date format most of the rest of the world uses.
    There will be something in the settings for the tablet to express dates in something you recognise.
     
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    no im in US its a app thing cant change
     
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    Went to a park today. Out of the neighborhood and got 6800 feet. Signal was still very strong but I had to turn back since I'd already did other flying. Looking forward to seeing how far it will go. I'm very pleased now with the range
     
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    Ok, went to same park today again. 12 mph wind. Took my bird out to 16,500 feet! I'm lovin this thing.

    elevation 250 feet. Remote on manual at 4 mb/s and channel 20. Kicker is, I stopped it when I got a red weak signal. Didn't even loose video. Figured I'd better bring it back

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    So, my conclusion is that trees and homes make a big difference in flight distance. 2800 compared to 16,624 open line of sight
     
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    So obstructed LOS actually degrades distance? Defect! Send it back!
     
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    well, I wondered how much just trees and homes did, and I have my answer. So don't get discouraged if you fly around these and don't get good distances. It is capable
     
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    Lots of trees and houses on my street. if I get more than 200m away and flying at 30m high then the signal blinks red at me and complains! I haven't tested it out yet while flying in wide open spaces but I will soon. RAIN on the forecast for the next several days. :(