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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by itchybeard, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. itchybeard

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    Yes, I do, but it won't help you to extend your control range (which is what you're trying to do, right?). The booster apps only help to extend wi-fi range.
     
  2. itchybeard

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    Well they don't. You won't extend control range by changing the limits in the Phantom software either. The only way to extend control range is to modify your RC controller's 5.8Ghz antenna. I would advise against doing this until you have learned a little more about your Phantom.
     
  3. itchybeard

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    Yes, you are an inexperienced pilot who wants to fly higher without understanding what can happen if you do. This makes you dangerous to other people and their property. That is why I don't do it. The highest I've been so far is 500 feet.

    Before you start flying higher you need to learn about:

    Wind shear

    http://www.weatherquestions.com/What_is_wind_shear.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_shear

    Ridge lift and thermals

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lift_%28soaring%29
    http://www.blackmountainsgliding.co.uk/ ... aring.html

    Vortex Ring State

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_ring_state

    You also need to understand that your Phantom can fly up a lot faster than it can fly down. What would happen if you flew high and then didn't have enough battery to get back down? Your Phantom would fall out of the sky and it could hit somebody or crash through someone's roof. You can't learn all this stuff by watching a few Youtube videos.

    It would be better for you to say ....

    I like fly more safe.

    Learn how to become a good pilot before you fly higher, please don't try to run before you can walk. Read the links I have given you and read the manuals. Also, learn how to use the Phantom software. I have already given you the link for all of that

    http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-2-vi ... s/download

    Then when you are ready you can read the posts in the "Antenna Modifications" section here ....

    viewforum.php?f=54
     
  4. DBeard

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    Maybe DJI need to introduce the noobifier. The first month you own your Phantom it's locked below 200ft. :twisted:
     
  5. itchybeard

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    Yeah, DBeard, that's not a bad idea.

    My concern is that people like, lakislambrianides, are going to cause nasty accidents. Eventually somebody will get killed or injured and then we will see the inevitable media witch-hunt calling for our hobby to be banned or heavily regulated and restricted. The signs are already there, many people don't like "drones" and are getting paranoid about privacy etc. It will only take a few idiots flying irresponsibly to give them the excuse they need to lobby governments into legislating.

    Lakislambrianides doesn't care though, that's the problem. He just "wants fly higher" without bothering to do the required homework. Worse still, I'm sure there are many others like him.
     
  6. itchybeard

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    My friend, your Phantom is not a 'toy', it weighs more than 1 kilo. If you make a mistake and it falls out of the sky and hits somebody, it's going to put them in hospital or maybe even kill them. I don't think that's funny at all.
     
  7. itchybeard

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    Good!

    Now we are getting somewhere. So maybe you should read the links I gave you then, eh? It will help you to become a better pilot and reduce the risks of someone getting hurt or property being damaged.
     
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    It looks nice, where is that?
     
  9. itchybeard

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    Okay.

    This is where I fly ....
     

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    Bedfordshire in the UK.
     
  11. itchybeard

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    Okay then, Lakislambrianides, I'll see you later. Enjoy your Phantom and fly safe, my friend ;)
     
  12. Squint

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    Agreed !

    As a noobie (to the Phantom) I get a bit panicked when I cant see or hear it.

    That said as a Veteran Flight Paramedic the last thing I ever want to see was a drone or duck or goose (I am in Kanada) in the windshield on final .. remember many "flights for life" are not playing with the same rule book that commercial jetliners use, you just never know until a helo is on a mission to save a life and gives you a haircut.

    Keep you ears open, any sound of helo noise signature (chop chop) .. get the UAV outa the sky "STAT"

    cheers