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P3A - 3.5km with 3/4 signal left

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by blacksmithden, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. blacksmithden

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    Rave warning !!!! (no..not rant for once :) )

    Wow !!!! Just WOW !!!! These are NOT the RC toys I grew up with. My son and I took our new P3A out to my buddy's place out on the rolling prairie/foot hills today (the sticks). I had the P3S before and had to return it....deaf as a post...would lose signal in as little as 30 ft, and the furthest I ever got it was 1200 ft. I decided to upgrade to the advanced rather than just try another standard. A+++++ move on my part.

    We got up on a small rise and decided to see what it could do for distance. I made it out 3.5km before I chickened out and headed it back. I had just dropped from 4 bars of signal strength (full) to 3 bars around the 3km mark and it never went below that. The video never flickered, and the bird was behaving exactly the same as it had when I was flying it 50 ft in front of me. This is with ZERO antenna modifications or reflectors....bone stock.

    I am SOOOOO impressed with this thing ! Ok....rave over. :)
     
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  2. Wibble

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    Lol I totally agree. My P3 still blows my mind!!!
     
  3. stealthbomber

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    Awesome. I've only gotten out to 600m yet before chickening out. Haven't got to really test it yet, when I get the time it's too windy, when I don't have the time it's perfect weather.
     
  4. Tony Perry

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    Its pretty amazing that they can feed control, telemetry and HD video over a 2.4ghz 100mw link and still get that kind of distance.

    When I was initially considering buy the P3P, I also considered the 3DR Solo but ruled it out because the 3dr radio suuuuuucks.
     
  5. Pluto88888

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    Amazing cannot wait to receive mine this week.
    Ordered both Standard and Advanced.
     
  6. JP.

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    Went over 5 km today without mods! I had to come back because of the battery!
     
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  8. ParsnipHysorter

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    Agreed. Amazing piece of technology, just amazed and constantly think and wonder about what will be available in just a few years. My personal best so far is 2.5 miles out, full signal, could have went further.
     
  9. dronebandit

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    how much distance we need to fly over Area 51 ?;)
     
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  10. blacksmithden

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    If you can afford the lawyer you'll need after, I'm sure you can afford to do some pretty spectacular range mods on your bird first. ;)
     
  11. Reed L

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    Hey! That's where my mother in law was born :confused:
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