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Distance of the Phantom 4

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Discussion' started by Skybolt, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Skybolt

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    Has anyone able to get more than 7000 feet away with the Phantom 4?

    Thats the best I could get with mine.. Sad!!
     
  2. Dacon Productions

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    17000.
    More than 3 miles one way.
     
  3. batch0912

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    You have to be specific. Is that with stock antenna or modded? If you get 7,000 feet with stock antenna, your P4 is doing just fine.
     
  4. Skybolt

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    Is that stock?
     
  5. Skybolt

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    Yes that's stock.
    The spec say 3.1 miles.
     
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    Under ideal conditions...
     
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  7. batch0912

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    Yes, 3.1 miles in the most optimum conditions possible. With all the RF interference and wind conditions in the real world, 7,000 feet is good enough. I flew mine with windsurfers in one of the largest parks here in Manitoba, Canada, and my bird went as far as 2.3km or 7,500 feet before I lost signal.
     
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    16000 ft one way on a stock p4.
    environment (buildings, trees, undulating surface....) and interference (cell towers, wifi...) are factors to check.
     
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    I used a stock Inspire RC model C in open space/desert.
    Look below and see my description.
     
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    I hit 16,000+ with the, stock set up, straight from the box , I've since upgraded the antenna with one from MaxxUAV.com to get better signal strength, cuz at about 16,000+ft it starts to get the weak trans mission signal....could not be happier ,,,get one from Jake, customer care is top shelf
     
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    Just shy of 25,000' with windsurfers before turning around.
     
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    What altitude and how much battery left?
     
  13. r62ewa

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    I flew at 60' for approximately 18,000' and had a momentary Weak Image Transmission Signal warning so rose up to 120' or so for the remainder of the flight. This was over water. Landed with 18% battery.
     
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    Nice range and good aim r62, plus you have a safe 18% left.
     
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    Thanks. I could have been more efficient. I flew out with GPS so in a straight line, but went to Atti for the return thinking I'd use less battery without GPS but I then drifted a little on the return trip. If I'd flown a straight line back I think I could have done a little better.
     
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    At 2,200 feet my P4 starts lose signal and locks up on me? Any help or advice is appreciated
     
  17. ftttu

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    Antennas up, parallel and pointing in the direction of your bird? Still, 7k' isn't that bad at all in a heavy interference environment. I got 26,243' out one night during pretty much ideal conditions. If I fly north from my house to a water tower about a mile a way, I get disconnected before ever making it about 99% of the time. I have the 32 channel hack and windsurfers, otherwise it is a stock setup.
     
  18. John Locke

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    Poor range (often less than a mile) is common for P4. Almost everyone ends up putting on a better antenna, or getting a more powerful controller like me so you can go 2 to 3 miles. You read more about this here.
     
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    A mile and a half or about 8000 feet is my best. But, most of the time the video starts breaking up at 6000 feet.. I don't use add-ons.
     
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    So if I always have issues around 2,000 would u send it back to get checked?


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