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Just over 2.5 Miles with only DBS Mod

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by GaDrone, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. GaDrone

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    I hit just over 2.5 miles today with only the DBS mod. I only stopped because I got worried about battery life on the return home. I had full signal at that range. I hope to try for more next weekend. I have to chase "dirkclod" record. I was at 29% battery when I landed.

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    nice, i was on my way to 2.5 yesterday, had full bars at 2 miles then 4 idiots stopped right in front of me, with one of them on their cell phones and i got the signal lost and RTH... so pissed lol

    ive been looking into birdside antennas like dirk for that extra distance!
     
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    I'm trying to see how far I can get before messing with the birdside.
     
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    yeah, it seems like you are getting solid distance already lol
    unfortunately the biggest open field within an hour of me is only 2 miles long so ill probably always get interference around 2 miles.
     
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    I'm at a cabin on the very top of a mountain. So I am higher than most stuff around.
     
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    I believe it was under 10,000' then I added those dipoles .Ya done good.
    Is addicting eh :) lol
     
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    Trying to keep up with my friends with "PRO" versions.
     
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    I don't really think we can but we giving it a shot huh .
    I knew 6/10 a mile was bull .If everything is just right as far as weather and everything else I think 4 miles is possible
    but with out more battery that's gonna be about it .
     
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    I agree. That is why I turned around. I think the battery is going to be the limit for us.
     
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    It is and you can do those battery mods but I'm not gonna .
     
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    Reading this blows my mind. Can you please explain what Birdside and DBS modifications are? I'm not too new, relatively experienced...I just haven't done my homework on upgrades. Thanks guys!
     
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    You don't want to get involved with these guys, they're bad seeds. Stay far away from them. Hooligans they are!
     
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