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Got The P3S Out To One Mile!

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Gary M, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Gary M

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    WOOOOOO-HOOO! What a flight! I have been flying this same field since I got my P3S and knew I have several miles of direct LOS. So far I've had her out to .7 mi. So tonight I said what the hell, let's see what this girl can do. So I took her up to 250 ft and let it rip. 25 MPH alllll the way out to one mile! Actually, 5,425 ft. The shocking part as I still had full signal on video and remote the whole way. When I got out to a mile I figured I better turn around, my curiosity had been settled. For some reason I started losing signal when I turned around but quickly regained it and flew her home manually. Had to fight a headwind/crosswind combination on the way back but still had 65% battery when I got it back. Based on Dji saying the Standard has a .42 mi range, I'm pretty friggin impressed. Sometime soon I'll have to try it again at maybe 400' and see how much further I can get.
     
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    congrats nice job
     
  3. mcphipps

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    Awesome. I too have gotten mine out to a mile. 5300ft. (stock P3S)
    I lost control and video but she came back to me.
    Installed the ARGtech antenna mod. 1 mile is not so hard to do anymore.
    I also keep video and control. Actually, I will never need to go out that far unless the wind takes me..
     
  4. Gary M

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    Here's a screen shot of my Litchi screen from the max distance.
     

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    due it over water and watch your butt pucker the first time
     
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  6. Gary M

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    I wish I could but I don't have any water near me that I can go that far over. Pretty much just creeks, rivers and small ponds. I need to get it out to the Chesapeake Bay or Lower Potomac and try it out.
     
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    Congrats, Gary! If you kept good line-of-sight, I doubt the extra altitude would make a big difference. Try it and see, let us know.
     
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    I kind of wondered that after I said it. Would the extra 150' really make a difference? With the amazing LOS I have here, I doubt it.
     
  9. soulphantomflyer

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    Congrat gary.
    If you scout some safe and private spot 1 to 1.5 miles away. You can fly one way, land it and drive over and pick it up.
    No need to worry about battery or headwind.

    Go for it


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  10. LuvMyTJ

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    Keep going till it goes into RTH. :D
    I had mine stock out to 4000' and another member here went to 6666' stock.
    For the cost, the P3S gives the most bang for your buck!
     
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  11. Gary M

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    I'm starting to think the same thing. Hell, $500 (Well, the kit I got was $650) and it will go that far?! And really, I don't NEED to go any further. This distance thing is a novelty I guess. For photographic purposes, the distance this Standard gets is plenty.
     
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    Off topic but kinda still on it, does litchi record your flight? I wouldn't mind watching that mile video! Pretty awesome man! This weekend I'll test out my new ARGtek antenna install!


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  13. Gary M

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    Do you want screen video or camera video? Or both? I haven't figured out how to get Litchi to screen record. Is it maybe not an option on Android?? But I have an app that records it. And of course flight video from camera. It's unedited though.
     
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    I'll post videos of the flight sometime soon. For some reason it wont let me post videos here that arent edited yet.
     
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    Whatever you feel like, no rush! I never get enough of them!


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    Videos need to be hosted someplace and you use the link here which will display it. ;)
     
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    Ahhh, Gotcha. Yeah, the few I posted here I already had posted to Youtube.
     
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    Did you use any mod on the controller?
     
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    The stats show and many video examples the p3s will do 1.3 miles good luck on your next adventure!


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    I haven't done any mods yet, just straight up stock.