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Confirming Stock Range of Phantom 1.1.1 with Immersion 60mw

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tpawyant, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. tpawyant

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    Hello all fellow Phantom Pilots.

    I have my mini iOSD arriving today, so I am really looking forward to installing it on my Phantom v1.1.1.

    Up until now, I have been FPV'ing but saying close to get use to it. However, with the iOSD, I will not have the data on distance, battery voltage, etc to fly more informed.

    Can someone please confirm the range that I should not exceed with the stock Radio and the Immersion vTx 600mw?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. jondrew

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    Re: Confirming Stock Range of Phantom 1.1.1 with Immersion 6

    Watch for the "FS" in the lower left corner on your IOSD video. That's when it turns around and heads home.
    I've had mine out to over a mile. Pretty sure it will go further from others I've seen on here.
     
  3. tpawyant

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    Re: Confirming Stock Range of Phantom 1.1.1 with Immersion 6

    Thanks for the tip. I would like to avoid it going into FS, but a mile or is plenty.
     
  4. ElGuano

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    Re: Confirming Stock Range of Phantom 1.1.1 with Immersion 6

    Depending on your flight environment (obstacles, reflections, rf saturation), it's pretty common to get 800m - 1200m, give or take. Sometimes you get a bit less, sometimes you can get a bit more.
     
  5. jondrew

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    Re: Confirming Stock Range of Phantom 1.1.1 with Immersion 6

    I forgot to mention I have Fatshark/Spironet antennas on the Tx on the vehicle and a Spironet/Patch on the monitor. Makes a big difference
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  6. tpawyant

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    Re: Confirming Stock Range of Phantom 1.1.1 with Immersion 6

    Sweet. I have the same antennas!!
     
  7. GhostMaster

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    Re: Confirming Stock Range of Phantom 1.1.1 with Immersion 6

    Here is a very cheap FPV setup, you can get 1km+ range with this setup, its a nice start to FPV.
    And if you use a directional antenna on the receiver you could go above 2km.

    Boscam TS351: http://j.mp/1iwjZzR
    Boscam TS353 400mw: http://j.mp/1gJ6t7s
    Boscam receiver RC305 5.8Ghz: http://j.mp/1cRoJjy

    RC305 + TS353 combo: http://j.mp/1iuhzQ6

    Antennas (circular polarized)
    cloverleaf antenna to rx: http://j.mp/1arIRFU
    Cloverleaf antenna to tx: http://j.mp/1dG8kbW

    7" LCD: http://j.mp/1d7kwsr
    Boscam 7" RX-LCD5802 5.8GHz Diversity Receiver: http://j.mp/1lZuham
    LCD Battery Charger: http://j.mp/1h3CreQ

    Just to show how well this setup works here is a video i found on youtube (4.6 km on minute 8:14), in the description is the setup used, and you can read RC305 and TS351, just like this setup:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pkYzuNXp_c
     
  8. jondrew

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    Re: Confirming Stock Range of Phantom 1.1.1 with Immersion 6

    Wow, furthest out today 1600m, about 1.1 mi. Video was fine and still had control. Then I could not fly any further no matter how much I pushed the stick forward. That's when I realized I must be hitting the pre programmed range limit. I think you can adjust that, need to plug into assistant tonight.