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How far have you flown your Phantom ?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Darwish, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Darwish

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    What is the longest distance you have flown your P3?


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  2. P3A_Demon

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    I have only gone 1.1 miles over water in a straight line. It was my first long flight and my heart was in my throat the whole time. Long distance (for me) and over water for the first time!!
     
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  3. Darwish

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    Haha, yes. But always love the feeling when the quad comes back and lands safely.


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  4. eflyersteve

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    Right at 1.8 miles (9500 feet) before I started to lose FPV. Lots of trees between it and I though.
     
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  5. FantomFlier

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    Just over 5 kilometers out to sea:-

     
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  6. Not A Speck Of Cereal

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    8,873M, stock antennas with parabolic extenders; but I didn't lose signal. I just turned around because the battery required it.

    Edit: This is a round-trip number.
     
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  7. alokbhargava

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    I don't cross 1 mile :)
     
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  8. Squiddley

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    1.9 miles for me


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  9. Mikepoo

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    48,000ft around 9 miles
     
  10. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    really? how?
     
  11. Solar Deity

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    10,018.2 Feet and counting. Could have gone farther and this was stock antennae. I will try the windsurfers next. Over water without the noise floor, the range is amazing if you can keep your nuts from shriveling up!
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  12. eflyersteve

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    My windsurfers didn't help me much that I can tell. What helped me most was holding the controller nearly vertical. Antennas were pointed correctly, but I am assuming that I was getting a lot of reflection from the metal back of my ipad mini cause when I basically pointed the back of it toward the P3, my signal would really pick back up from nothing to full. At 1.8 miles, i was down to nearly 50% battery so had to turn around. Maybe time to do a battery mod?
     
  13. Mikepoo

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    Maxxrange + boosters and battery mod
     
  14. Numone

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    29,196ft = 5.53 miles. Standard everything
     
  15. CANEKiTA

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    First try 15,000 feet but there were lots of high powered lines in the way, will try again in a better location.

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  17. eflyersteve

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    It really doesn't take up any more space on the server for a new thread. No real harm, and the next guy who searches will come across this thread and all the others. Sometimes people like to interact with others on a more personal level than on an older, very long thread.

    In the end, it's just people talking. If everyone searched for the info, forums like this likely wouldn't exist.
     
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  18. qrandle

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    I agree.

    I don't get it when people get all worked up over "haven't you searched?"

    First, how far have you flown is a totally different question than "leaderboard."

    Secondly, if you go and find an old post and then ask a question or try to continue the thread you get scolded, "Hey stupid, don't you know this post is 2 months old? No one is going to respond."

    So either way you lose. Live and let live. No one is forcing you to read a post.
     
  19. Wyattroa

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    Literally just got back inside the house from hitting my furthest distance. 11,280ft or 2.13 miles!
     
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    LOL!
     
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