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Is 550m range normal for a stock standard controller?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by KBurn, May 21, 2014.

  1. KBurn

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    I had my first Go Home experience today. It ws at about 140m height and about 550m distance... I have hit 570 before without issues. I always have line of sight still and controller was with fairly full batts.

    Is this a normal range? How are people getting 1km or more on unmodified controllers?
     
  2. xgeek

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    On a P2 you should get 1km easy with stock.

    How are you pointing the antenna on the controller? Make sure that is not pointed directly at the P2.
     
  3. KBurn

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    Thats what I thought... I have it tilted up towards the sky as I also have a panel antenna for one of my diversity FPV Rx that's directional.

    I was very surprised to see GHome activated so early. Might have to try a range test again. It's really unnerving though. 1km would be plenty for me assuming I can maintain an fpv link!
     
  4. ElGuano

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    550m is definitely on the low end, but the "1000m" range for the P2 tx/rx is maximum, not average/guaranteed. A lot of it depends on your environment, the RF saturation in the area, etc.

    I would be expecting a bit more range personally, but a good test would be to try to fly in a different area (somewhere fairly remote) and see if you're getting more range.