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cocktail and a flight distance 2700 ft

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by sheldrake, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. sheldrake

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    Took her out for a spin last evening. Drove down the road and launched from the side of a farmers field. Opened up my beach chair.. Cracked open a cold one. Launched to the SW. Atlantic Ocean is on horizon in some shots..Farms, McMansions and Polo fields.. Been pushing my distance with every new flight. I have FPVLR stage 2. Without it i was only getting about 1500 feet. I got to 2700 last night before turning back. I experienced no drop outs at all. I only turned back because 2500 was my goal for the flight. Tonight im going for 3200.

    https://vimeo.com/thefilmtribunal/review/101369138/32ba135829
     
  2. nedro018

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    when doing such distance tests to test out equipment changes, its best to use the same site and same flying parameters. all pilots have their "test site" which is usually close to home.

    so whats a good vertical distance to go up-to, before you FLY THE BIRD OUT? in order to keep line of site (LOS)?

    im thinking 300-500 feet?

    some crazy mods on youtube with the amps have gone over 10K feet.

    1) to keep LOS how high do you have to be for say, a 10K feet (control TX feed) test?
    2) given the maximum speed of the phantom, and given the battery life for a successful return landing at home point, what is the max distance obtainable? if you want to land at home at end of test and not in a tree?
     
  3. Dirty Bird

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    Loved the video. Some ritzy looking spreads! That guy working on the new building was checking you out! :cool:
     
  4. npalen

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    Beautiful video but don't lose your bird just for the sake of long distance testing. Don't want you to set an "infinite distance" record. :)
     
  5. gilmbento

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    Really nice!
    Is that 1080p 30fps?
     
  6. Onezerosix141

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    Nice vid ^_^

    How do you record the vision UI?
     
  7. sheldrake

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    yes 1080p but 25fps as its closer to 24fps. Movies are shot at 24, so 25 is closer. also 50 mhz as that is the reciprocal and helps reduce any possible flicker, although that is usually caused by the use of lights whose frequency does not match
     
  8. sheldrake

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    iphone screen shot. press power and home button at same time
     
  9. gilmbento

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    Thanks!! I will definitely try those settings!
     
  10. slothead

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    Thanks from me too. I never knew this! I just tried it on my iPad Mini and it works there too.