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My First 3 MILE Flight !

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by dedstik, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. dedstik

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    Fellow P3 pilots...

    I have been bitten by the long-range FPV bug. I was intending to build a Tarot 650 quad with a Dragon Link system for long range FPV when I saw my first P3P flying. The pilot was on only his second flight and was over 1 mile out. I scrapped my plans for the Tarot build and bought my P3P.

    Yesterday I managed my personal best flight of over 16K' and return with 23% battery remaining. I was using the FPVLR Advanced antenna system which was rock solid during the entire flight.

    DJI P3P 16K Flight.PNG
     
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    Wow...super range. Did you fly over Apple's HQ?
     
  3. dedstik

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    No...This flight originated in Sunnyvale and was mostly over water (Alviso Slough / Marina).

    This is in the middle of Silicon Valley so we try to avoid areas with high RFI concentration.
     
  4. lotusteve

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    Nice one..
     
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    Very nice. I for around 14k' the other week with wind surfer.. Was thrilling.
     
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    Best I have is 19500 with the wind surfer. How did you manage to get your flight path so straight? Mines is all over the place even in gps mode.
     
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    Wow, those wind surfer get you 3 miles? That's great. Now I want some. I get a little drop out at .5 mile
     
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    Have you added the config file to get all 32 channels and manually selected a quiet one? This was all i needed to get rock solid FPV at all the distance I have the dangly bits to do.
     
  9. dedstik

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    I fly using specific landmarks that make staying on course pretty easy. I return using the home lock flight mode.
     
  10. dedstik

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    I check the frequency spectrum before each flight and then decide if I am going to be flying in auto of custom modes. When I fly in custom I usually reduce my video bandwidth to 4mb/ps.
     
  11. ParsnipHysorter

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    Wondering if these kind of ranges are unusual? The other day I pushed my stock P3A to a little over 2.5 miles. Solid signal and still lots of battery so I figure it could have easily did 3 miles, maybe more. So that is with no antenna add-ons, just stock. Wondering if this is unusual range for stock.
     
  12. 30secs

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    Yes it is. I believe the manual States 1.4 miles
     
  13. happytreefriends

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    I'm jealous. We're struggling to get 0.5mile with modified p3standards.
    :p
     
  14. Milehigh970

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    I have went out 3 miles on my Stock setup as well.
     
  15. bobmyers

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    It really depends on location, (LOS_ and interference. I am having good luck with the DBS Mod with good LOS. I couldn't comment on the Standards because there isn't a sufficient record on those yet, but I am sure that the guys will figure out mods and they will start getting some good distance out of those soon.
     
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    And all of you are getting fpv as well?

    Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
     
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    I am
     
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    I've flown in an area with no interference to just over 4 miles with 5 bars on video and control using just a windsurfer. It's all about location (and as you get further out, weather conditions). I landed with 20% battery. Here is the flight in healthydrones showing a signal score of 100. HealthyDrones.com - Innovative flight data analysis that matters
     
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    That was amazing. I seen weak signal but I did not see it on the drone report. Was I over looking something on the web page?