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Range of TX on Phantom V1.2 or earlier?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by fly-catchers, May 2, 2014.

  1. fly-catchers

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    I often read at just how far distance wise people have achieved with their Phantom 1 with the stock transmitter. In the instructions it quotes 1000 metres. However this nearly always refers to a V1.1.1 Phantom where they changed the circuits in the transmitter and added a second aerial to the craft. My Phantom is a V1.2 with a single aerial on the craft and the older transmitter. The instructions at that time quoted 300 metres. Anyone flying an older Phantom 1 with stock transmitter- how far have you flown? I am guessing that even at 300 metres the craft would still be barely visible by LOS. I mainly (so far) fly over my local fields and would like to know with confidence that it is not likely to lose the signal when flown several fields away.

    cheers

    bill
     
  2. ElGuano

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    I have a 1.1 with the ppm tx/rx. In dense suburbs (not ideal conditions) I regularly get between 800-1200m. Normally my 5.8ghz VTX cuts out exactly the same time control does.