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High altitude flying starting @ 6,000 ft above sea level

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by IflyinWY, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. IflyinWY

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    I'm looking for comparisons from folks that have flown near sea level then at 6,000 feet or more above sea level. I fly mine many miles from any man made interference, except a few power lines. Elevation here is just about 6,000 feet and goes nowhere but up.

    Do you notice reduced flight times or have difficulties controlling the FC40 because of the thinner air?
    Do ground speeds change?
    Does the Wi-Fi range change?

    The FC40 is a training machine that's been nothing but FUN that pegs my meter. I plan to get something quite a bit bigger very soon. In the meantime I would like to outfit the FC40 so when I give it to the children it can fly more than 15 minutes with a Wi-Fi range around a mile. A tracking device will probably be used quite frequently, so suggestions along those lines would be appreciated also.

    Am I dreaming or can this be done?

    Thanks,
    JC
     
  2. Wedeliver

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    I have earned an award from flytrex for flying above 7000' elevation. (I started at 6500') I notice no difference when flying at 6500' as when I fly at home at 4100'. Hope that helps. have fun
     
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    i guess we can fly almost anywhere on the planet. the future is exciting.