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P3A Range

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by flywindy, May 6, 2016.

  1. flywindy

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    Hi All,
    I have a p3a which I bought from DJI in February and wondering why I can't get the range I see other people getting.
    My bird is a W322A; controller is a GL300B
    I fly in an agricultural environment with little or no rf interference and the average range is about 1/2 mile line of sight at 2 to 3hundred ft altitude. I tried an antenna range extender(reflector type) and that got me to about 1 mile at 400 ft line of sight! I have read just about every thing on this site and can't figure out what I am doing wrong or weather it is the equipment. I have max range turned off on the controller. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. flpholt

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    buy a dbs mod for it then you will be happy with range
     
  3. dirtybum

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    So you have no trees and open fields, youre pointing the stock antennas properly and you still only get 3000'. Do u slowly see the bars start dropping ?
    Whats happening?
     
  4. flywindy

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    when it drops the video i bring it back. if i climb it will pick up the signal again!
     
  5. flywindy

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    what is a dbs mod
     
  6. flpholt

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    Or the newer,bigger versions that I get 40000'+ UNboosted ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1462565403.837844.jpg
     
  8. flywindy

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    By the time I buy all the add ons and upgrades I might just as well go back to a real airplane! Thanks guys!


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  9. KC4E

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    I took my p3a to the the mountains and went 14000 feet. It is the same model's as yours stock