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P3s range in Uk

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by DjiGoten, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. DjiGoten

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    Hi everyone,
    Looking to buy a P3s in the Uk but the range of it seems very bad compared to that of a bebop 2 with skycontroller. The P3s is cheaper but it is worth it if the range is bad?
    Can someone verify what the realistic range is for a fairly built up area In the uk?
     
  2. p.mitchell

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    i have been having a few range problems with my p3s. if i fly on my estate i get about 30m before interference casuses me to land. i only fly on my estate to check settings etc that i have read about on here. so hover just over the hosue to check camera settings etc.

    controlling it is fine its the video signal as it uses wifi.

    take it out the countryside and i have had 320m with perfect signal and could of gone further
     
  3. DjiGoten

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    Oh I see,
    I am aiming to fly the P3s from my garden where we do have a few houses around. Would you recommend the P3s over the bebop 2 with the skycontroller or would I have to spend the extra to get the P3a?Ideally the P3a is the best overall but it is REALLY stretching the budget.
     
  4. p.mitchell

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    its recommended not fly around other people etc but its your choice really.

    im new to the hobby so have no experience with the bebop. i did look at it when researching which to get but i didnt like the look of it. And i also hope to get the advanced or pro in the future so figured start with a DJI and learn the controls.

    my p3s does suffer quite bad from interference but not sure what the advance is like. like i said though get away from houses and it will go more than enough for me.

    all depends what you plan on using it for. i didnt want to spend too much to start with incase of crashes during learning but so far its been fairly easy to fly.
     
  5. DjiGoten

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    Yes I didn't want to spend much either, it's really for hobby use (I.e flying around in my spare time) not for photography or anything like that. It will also be my first "proper" quad.
     
  6. flpholt

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    you will be more happy with a phantom than a bebop
     
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  7. DjiGoten

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    I think I would be but all the range issues are sort of off putting.
     
  8. flpholt

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    in the us just flew mine out over 2 miles bebop cant come close to that in uk things are different with range could add a dbs mod to controller would give you more range
     
  9. p.mitchell

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    could even try the windsurfer mod. not got round to trying mine yet.
     
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    yeah winsurfer that would work too and save you a lot of money
     
  11. flpholt

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    what is funny the bebop in us people are trying to just get rid of them for cheap
     
  12. DjiGoten

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    That's funny. In the uk the P3s is limited to 500m and many people don't get that.
     
  13. p.mitchell

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    for me there was no question it was the phantom all along. the bebop looks like a toy
     
  14. p.mitchell

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    hopefully get out again tonight with mine. will push it further tonight and see what i get and let you know.
     
  15. DjiGoten

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    The bebop is around £500 all in and the P3s is £400 so it makes economical sense for the P3s
     
  16. p.mitchell

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    got mine for £355 due to being ex display. basically got money off because the box was open
     
  17. DjiGoten

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    Danm that's cheap. I need to find one that cheap lol
     
  18. p.mitchell

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    wasnt even phoning up to buy it lol. when i looked they had an offer where you got a free hard shell case. phoned up to see if the offer was still on and they said no. asked for any other offers and they told me about this one. 5 mins later i had paid lol
     
  19. DjiGoten

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    Lol I need ur luck :)
     
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    A great many factors will affect the range you'll get: atmospherics, terrain, altitude, trees, buildings etc, and particularly radio interference, however I regularly get between 2000 and 2500 feet in the UK (in 'CE mode') in a moderately wifi congested area. In a highly built up area with wifi & mobile phone overload, you'll get less, but in a more remote area with minimal wifi interference, 3000 feet or more is possible. I'm very happy with my Phantom 3 Standard - at its current price it's a real bargain, and when coupled with the Litchi app, it's phenomenal.