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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by sandman259, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. sandman259

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    I've only had my phantom standard for about a month now and love it. I really enjoy all the topics and mods people do, very cool stuff. My one thought is I can see the appeal of long range and seeing how far you can go, but with a battery life of barely over 20 mins in real world conditions seams a bit redundant to go past a mile when you'll most likely be in the red by the time you make it back home. Until battery life goes in the 40 min range I don't think I would want to chance it being that far away from home. But I do think it's pretty amazing when I see people post there distance and hitting 1 1/2 miles with the standard, just not for this chicken


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  2. Techcop50

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    Welcome, Sandman.
    I just broke the mile mark yesterday with a ITElite DBS mod. Distance 5390 out, cruising pretty good. RTH kicked in and I let it coast back at it's chosen sloooow speed. Still got back to start in less than 7 minutes total flight time, and 70% battery remaining. If I had the TX range, 2 miles would be easy, time/battery wise.
     
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    That is incredible....that gives me hope


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  4. sandman259

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    What can I expect in a residential neighborhood with stock antennas? I went out 400ft and still had good connection, just got scared and came home...


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  5. Techcop50

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    To me, line-of-sight is the most critical factor. But I do live in the stix, so the only interference is my residence. You could have issues finding a solid open Wi-Fi channel in an urban/neighborhood environment.
     
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    Don't worry about that scared stuff......it happens to everyone at one time. As you get more comfortable with flying you will scare yourself time and again each time you push a little farther. Part of the game. BTW...Welcome. Glad to have you here. Make sure if you need anything for your Phantom. Check here:
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