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I let it rip today. (Stock) 4031ft

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Tony Cowan, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Tony Cowan

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    Hey all. Today I just let my guard down and let the thing fly. I went to our famous sunshine skyway bridge and headed over the Gulf of Mexico towards St. Petersburg beach. All over water. And a few small uninhabited islands. I'm using stock remote. No mods or not even the windsurfer. As I have not received it yet. I'm so curious what I will get with dbs or windsurfer. Also I did not lose signal. It was about 3 lines still. I just got scared and turned it around as I could not see it. I was about 300 in altitude. Flight logs here. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Man! Those pics look MUCH higher than 300 feet! No trickery there?!
     
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  3. Tony Cowan

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    Lol. I don't know how to do trickery. Hehehe. That's what it is.


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  4. Gary M

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    Pretty sure that is a satellite photo with his flight path marked on it, not the actual drone cam footage.
     
  5. Tony Cowan

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    Yes. Thanks. That's exactly what it is.


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  6. snerd

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    LOL! Man, I knew they looked really high lol!! My bad, I'm out!
     
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    it wasn't windy there today cause wind really picked up around noon in st pete
     
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    LOL those are Google map views. ;)

     
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    Yeah, we kinda figured that out 30 minutes ago. But thanks!
     
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    Nice - and thanks for sharing Tony.
     
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    I saw when I got to the bottom of the thread. Ooops... o_O

     
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    No problem, I didn't mean to sound so snippy. :)
     
  13. Tony Cowan

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    This morning was windy. But you're right. Wind was only 8mph in St Pete.


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    Tony - now imagine letting it go a little further - and then letting RTH kick in. It works great, but I bet your blood pressure will go up during those few minutes!
     
  15. Tony Cowan

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    I was already getting nervous after not actually seeing it for about 8 mins. I did see the fpv but that is not the same. The actual return trip video is below.
    SkyPixel


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    Good work tony, I am still at 100m and at that distance I get scared......

    I just have visions of my old brushed xinxun ufo loosing signal and crashing...


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    Ooh. Believe me at that distance. I was thinking. This thing is completely out of sight. Blended in with the sky. No way could I see it. The sky was perfectly blue. I looked and looked. Nothing. But video feed was perfect the entire way. So I had confidence.


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    Good news, technically you only got a max distance of 3864! That means you get to go out flying again to get over 4k! Very nice by the way, my max is only at 2500, I need to go out again too.


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    **** Tony, you go man. i just dont want to fly over water here where it is cold. signals must bounce of the water that's why they go father over water.

    Good job!
     
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    Yeah farmland or water seam to be where you want to push the range limit.


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