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New distance record for me standard setup

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Wibble, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Wibble

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    Ok Ok I know pretty feeble compared to most people but I managed a flight of 8750 feet or 2.667km or 1.66 miles.
    I was very impressed with this. Totally standard setup. Quite a noisy signal area as well.
    I started to get video signal weak warnings a few times - I climbed higher but was still getting them at 350' so chickened out and brought her home. Was pretty windy anyway and speed over ground on return was only 15mph!
    Landed with 39% battery anyway.
    Now the question is do I go for a DBS mod or a windsurfer???
     
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  2. duse500

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    It was just a few weeks ago I was happy to get 9000'. the DBS is supposed to penetrate trees very well .I found the windsurfer helped but what helped more was line of site. I now get 30.000' with a max height of 95'.
    I do still use the windsurfer (placebo) but I'v done 27.000 without it.I feel more coftable with it
    I have flat land with thick trees and the best I get is 1000'-1200' but when I get line of site
    (I work on an island):D
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  3. Wibble

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    Are you using the DBS?
    I also had line of sight but I was still at the limit.