Finally replacing my P2V+ which was lost due to a compass/GPS error, I have been gradually stretching the P3 Pro’s legs. Today I felt it was ready for a real test. Flying firmware 1.6 and with DJI GO 2.4.3. Calibrated R/C, IMU and compass. No antenna mods done, but I did add a Polar Pro gimbal guard, ND filter, Killer RC gimbal clamp, a Trackimo and a Getterback. Not one of things would have helped me much if the Phantom decided to land/crash on the ice. I looked up the weather on uavforecast.com, all was green except kp index, which was a 5 (higher than I usually see), so I was concerned about interference with GPS, but it proved to be no issue. I flew out from the shoreline of mainland Toms River, New Jersey out across the frozen bay to the barrier island town of Lavallette, NJ just shy of 2 miles across the water. I flew at an altitude of 50-100 feet. Even at this low altitude, I never lost signal (not even a stutter) and the bird flew beautifully, with none of the vibration or oscillations I have read about (It is a newer model with the –A designation). The gimbal performed well, with no shake or jello, but it does have that DJI “loss of level” when turning… disappointing. I haven’t calibrated the gimbal, but I plan to and will try and get it better. We’ll see what the forums have to say about this. I’m not usually a distance flyer and I do like to stay in LOS, but the bay at this time of year is devoid of anything to hit, and I did want to test the distance limit to fail, but I never reached a distance that provided any stutter or loss of signal! I still can’t believe it went 2 miles away out of the box! The battery was over 52% when I landed back on shore after the round trip. All that is left is to play with the camera settings until I find the sweet spot for editing… I’m going to upgrade my graphics card to allow better editing of 4K… I guess I’ll shoot in 4K now so that I will have it as time goes on, though I did record the flight today at 1080P 60fps, which my old Premiere Elements likes. I might have to upgrade that to Premier CC, but $29/mo is steep. We’ll see what the forums have to say about this. All in all, I have to say I am pretty impressed with the P3 Pro platform, I just hope DJI doesn’t screw up this GEO implementation, and that FAA goes after all the local municipalities trying to restrict the airspace. Adventure awaits!