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Literally my third battery charge... 3 mile long shot with P3 Pro

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DBS, May 9, 2015.

  1. DBS

    DBS

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    Just having a blast out there this morning with the Swarm Boys... we had so much hardware to put up in the air... everybody went home with unused batteries... it was just too frigging hot by 9am

    Screenshot of all the birds that were there at the end of the video.



    Going for 4 miles next... just gadda give it a try!!!
     
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    Swarm Boys ;)
    Yeah the rides are ace too...
    Nice share!
     
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    Thanks bro... of course I didn't point the camera towards my Hyundai :(

    The other guys got the real steel...
     
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    Thanks DBS!
     
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    That was awesome to see. I didn't realize an antennae addition could increase the Phantom 3 reach, so much.
    Are those units very expensive to acquire?

    RedHotPoker
     
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    They should be pretty cheap... I dunno yet... I just test for them.

    But I'm reasonably sure these will be about a hundred bucks for a complete kit with mounting hardware and cables etc...
     
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    Gadda love that profile pic bro... o_O
     
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    DAMMIT!!

    Went out this morning to try for 4 miles... but the wind was messing with me :mad:

    Headed down range and got up to 400ft AGL and about 4000ft down range and noticed my speed was a little over 40mph... :confused: ... no good... if it's that fast going out it's gonna be just as much slowed down on the way back so I bailed out and headed back...

    Oh well... there's always another day. :cool:
     
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    Hey I love it when its 40 mph. As long as its the return leg !

    Nothing more nerve wracking than making a nice distance run to find you are only doing 15-18 mph on the return !

    We have had wind the last week.. Night liking it.
     
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    Would you say an average of 30 mph be about right? Indicating wind appropriate for return
     
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    That is just about perfect... if I look and see 28 or 29 on the outbound leg it's comforting... because it will be up in the mid 30's on the way back.
     
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    Nice video. How do you get the telemetry video?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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    It's a feature in the pilot app... after your flight you can view it in the user center that way... and then just screen record it on your device.
     
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    Thank-you

    Getting setup for 4 miles is hard … :mad: ... made two attempts already and keep getting boinked by the wind.

    The bummer is when you don't know it until you get up over 300ft altitude... everything seems so good on the ground... and everything still seems calm heading out the first mile or so as you slowly climb... and then you see it... you get above a certain altitude and you see those speed numbers start changing drastically :cool: then you gadda just make that cool decision to bail and try another day or risk running out of battery on the way back :(

    Feel like a kid sometimes , all bummed , but still enjoy the moments out there ;)
     
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    Are you getting cold feet... come on take it for a spin... I did and nearly lost the bird.. still trying to figure out if it was my 'fault'



    Watch those props spin at the start without any battery power.... need to regenerate power into the lipo