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Phantom 3 standard 4.18 Miles! Update! Now 6.08 miles

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Cruizer, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Cruizer

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    made my best run with my Phantom 3 standard today!
    Made it back with 30% batteries
    Had a head wind going out. I think it will do 5 miles on a calm day
     

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  2. Dirty Bird

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    Impressive. What mods have you performed to achieve this range?
     
  3. Cruizer

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    Phantom 3 Standard

    Mods are
    External batteries
    DBS antennae mounted on a FPVcustoms mount
    5.8 amp
    2- 2.4 amps
    2 battery packs to power the amps
     
  4. Cruizer

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    I had full signal strength but when I took the screen shot I had the antenna pointed at the ground
     
  5. Cruizer

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    Returning with 30% battery I'm betting I can hit 25,000' on a calm day
     

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  6. DroneDestination

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    LMAO "cow tracker"
     
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  7. Cruizer

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    Comes by the name honest
     
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    Where did you get the amps and battery packs ?
     
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    Cows don't seem too bothered by it either
     
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    That is incredible! Very nice!
     
  11. Cruizer

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    Love the pictures of the horses
     

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  12. Cruizer

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    Antenna was from DBS mods
    Amps from fpvlr.com
    Batteries from FPVcustoms
    I modded a FPVcustoms antenna mount to use the DBS flat panel
    These picture only show one 2.4 amp but I am running two 2.4 amps one 5.8 amp
    And two battery packs
    This setup works!
    I believe even though I'm running external batteries that the batteries are going to be my limiting factor. I still had full signal strength at 4 miles
     

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  13. DroneDestination

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    ...external batts for RC or P3? I think RC, right?
     
  14. Cruizer

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    batteries on RC to power amps
    and two external batteries on drone
     
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    Yeah I think about 10-11 miles seems to be max for a round trip given battery technology. Would be nice to have a long straight road where you could just go all out for max range & have a friend following along in a car to recover the aircraft. Nice setup & great range.
     
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    What are the external batteries you are running on the Drone itself?
     
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    thats only half the bill but its fun!
     
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