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First test of RTH....only 2750ft??

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Dcpmark, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Dcpmark

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    Just sent it out at 400ft high as far as it would go before RTH was initiated. Seems short, no? I was in an area with little chance for interference.
     
  2. EMCSQUAR

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    What's your limits set at? Go into assitant -> adavanced - limits
     
  3. Dcpmark

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    Ah, didn't even think to check that. It's fully updated with 3.0.4.....what are the factory set limits out of the box?
     
  4. cahutch

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    Well, the distance limits wouldn't initiate a RTH, it would just prevent you from going any further. "Distance Limit Reached"
    I think it's 1500 meters by default (4921ft)

    2750 feet sounds pretty good. It's better than the advertized range of 500-700 meters. (1640-2296ft)
    Have you done anything to improve the stock range? Better antennas?
    Was the controller antenna pointing straight out or folded at a right angle to the Phantom?
     
  5. Dcpmark

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    No, completely stock, but I thought most here were getting closer to 4-5000ft stock. I had the controller antenna pointed up towards the sky and a little to the right (1 o'clock) to make room for the iPhone holder.
     
  6. phantomguy

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    you are achieving the range expected. If you notice the 4000 feet stock its under extremely ideal conditions (rural areas, flat with possibly the transmitter/person being slightly elevated above other land/obstacles, no wifi or cell towers, Phantom flying sideways so that the antennas are always facing, FPV on lowest quality preview, etc.).
     
  7. Dcpmark

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    Thanks, guys!
     
  8. ToThePoint

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    And bear in mind that straith above you is also a transmitting limiet if you intend to set the hight higher I mean the radio magnetic field produced by the antenna on the transmitter isn't a sphear do some reseach on google.