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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by flpholt, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. flpholt

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    I was out flying last night and all of a sudden top of app turned red no gps so I just flew back to me .still never got a signal all the way back is this normal was out 1650 feet lots of houses
     
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    Post your TXT flight log so we can take a look.
     
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    erased files but it showed two different flight logs on same flight
     
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    2 logs because it lost connection and it starts a new log once it reconnects. My guess is that what you are seeing is normal. What was your altitude?
     
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    I fly mine in my residential neighborhood with a lot of houses around, if I fly north I can only get 1000' or so, if I fly west or southwest I can get up to 2600'. If you were getting that kind of distance in a remote location then I would question it.
     
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    same here flew south got 1650 came back then flew north and signal was lost at same distance guess that pretty good range for a residential neighborhood
     
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    I think so too. Maybe try going out to the beach and seeing what you can get.
     
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    yeah been wanting too but been little windy lately plus waiting on my argtek ran extender
     
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    Yeah I still haven't gone to the beach either. Depending on what distance I get out there I may or may not get any mods.
     
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    just want to hit 2000 feet I think that's far enough
     
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    Range isn't high up on the list of things I want. It would be cool of course to go miles and miles but its not really worth a lot of extra money in my opinion. If I need to get footage of something out of my range, I'll just go drive closer to it and get the footage.
     
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    so true I just like to due nights flights a lot easier to see with blue leds on it but would like just to get a little more out there so people don't know where I'm flying from
     
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    Yeah I'm with ya, I certainly don't want a short range.