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  1. KingDad1985

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    I mostly fly around my neighborhood which the houses are all close together. I lI've in the middle of the city. I've only flew 130 feet high and usually directly over me, never farther left or right of my street. Is it safe to fly say over my house to the next street or farther? I'm asking because Im pretty sure every house around here has wifi and I heard it can interfere with my signal and I can have a flyaway? I really want to stretch the phantoms wings but I'm so nervous about losing it I don't fly very far at all. Can someone give me some advice on flying in my area? Thank you and I'm sorry if this is a dumb post
     
  2. PaulSouthport

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  3. FlashBuddy

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    Fly over to the Park and back. Pick up some cheap windsurfers to increase your range. If you fly out of range it will (should) RTH, so be sure your RTH altitude is high enough; 120' should clear tall trees.

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  4. coco777

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    You will piss some of your neighbours off eventually. A lot of us have that T-shirt already.
     
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  5. KingDad1985

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    What shirt is that?
     
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    Its just a saying, it means we have already done that.
     
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  8. KingDad1985

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    Oh hahaha. Yea I've noticed I get weird looks from neighbors and cars driving by. I think they are just jealous or uncomfortable thinking I'm scoping out there back yard? Haha
     
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    How much more range do you get with Windsurfers?
     
  10. KingDad1985

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    I haven't used mine yet but I bought them because I kept getting poor to good back to poor signal quality in my neighborhood
     
  11. WWK888

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    Fly high so people can't see or hear you.


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  12. KingDad1985

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    I'm still scared to fly high hahaha. The highest I've been was 130 feet and I was grinding my teeth
     
  13. ROD PAINTER

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    I fly at 400ft all the time in my neighbor hood and that's at dark!


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  14. KingDad1985

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    How is the wind when you fly like that?
     
  15. With The Birds

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    Your phantom plays by the same rules as other wifi devices, operating in proxity to them they will all play nicely to share the available channel allocations and bandwidth. You will see a degradation in your video downlink long before lossing control link.
     
  16. ROD PAINTER

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    Depends on the weather. Last night there were storms about 40 miles north of my house. Surface winds were 10 to 15 mph but at 400 ft they were so strong I could not fly faster than 2 mph so I kept dropping down and turned until I got at about 25 mph. Then caught a tail wind and was going 54 mph. It was a challenge to find good flight levels but lots of fun too!
     
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  17. ROD PAINTER

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    I have windsurfers on my P3P and can get around 2 miles before losing video.
     
  18. KingDad1985

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    You are brave! Do you fly around alot of houses or are you flying in a more open area?
     
  19. ROD PAINTER

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    All residential
     
  20. KingDad1985

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    Don't you use DJI go or Litchi?