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flying without distance limits on fc40

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by toorboy, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. toorboy

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    hi folks I have my fc40 setup with limits 121m height and 450m distance
    I have been thinking of removing the distance limit off my bird as the p3's
    are flying up to 2 miles distance and no one seems to bothered about limits
    I would not remove the height limit because of aircraft. but I seem to get my bird out
    farther flying by line of sight than using the fc40 wifi cam the fc40 cam is handy
    for timing but if I set my phone on a timer at my feet it does the job just as well
    any thought on this lads?? what is the max distance you can get out of 6 minutes???
    I am using fc40 with 9450 props walkera G2D white plastic gimbal and gopro hero 4 black
     
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  2. mikey

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    Your talking 6min there, 6min to get back?
     
  3. fdmontgomery

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    If you fly away in GPS at 36mph for 2min, then let the RTH bring it back at 9-12mph, it will take 6-8min to auto return.
    8-10min flight times are expected this way, with a distance of over 6300ft out achieved.
     
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  4. Beario

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    Are you using a standard battery?(2200MAH) After adding the gimbal, camera, and telemetry I was getting just shy of 7 minutes total flight time. The most I was doing then is 3 minutes out and have enough to get back safely. I would recommend the battery mod if you want to go out further. The 4000 multistars require little modification to extend flight time.:)
     
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  5. Scottwillo

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    The 4000 multistar would be a great addition to my fc40 but I just can't bring myself to start hacking away at the door opening.


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  6. Tallyrver

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    I wouldn't call it hacking. It's just a little shaving of material around the battery door. One of the best mods I did to my FC. I still average 11 to 13 min. With a Walkera G2 and cam.
     
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  7. Scottwillo

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    Thought it might get more flying time with that battery. I'm getting 13 mins now with the stock phantom battery


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  8. Scottwillo

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    Anyone able to show me a pic or vid of their mod for this battery??? Would like to see how it looks by you guys. Cheers


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