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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Special K, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Special K

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    My phantom 3 advanced is maxing out at about 800 metres. Clear line of sight. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Scotty88

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    Have to checked you max distance in go app?also check antenna orientation and lastly interference. Good luck
     
  3. digital290

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    Even after installing a parabolic antenna from Amazon the most distance I get is 3100 feet. And that is line of sight. If my bird goes behind a ridge or anything the distance is MUCH less. Not sure how these pilots are getting "miles" out of their birds
     
  4. JWarren

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    I used to have a 2 PV2+ and I was lucky to get 1000 ft. With my P4 I've had it out to almost 15,000 ft with no signal strength loss. I won't make it a habit of doing that though, but it was fun.
     
  5. Soulmetzger

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    Depending on local interference I can feel confident with taking my P3A 2500ft but usually after that I get loss of video signal. In south florida you don't get big open areas for LOS unless you take your bird over water.
     
  6. Mark The Droner

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    <edited out, see below>. If you really want to give it a fair test, you probably need to take a drive and put yourself in the perfect environment to test it for 1000 meters.

    It's a fairly long slow process involving mods on both sides. It requires a lot of learning, a lot of tweaking, and a lot of patience. A member here got 19.4 miles with his P3P.

    http://www.flytrex.com/challenges/freestyle-distance/
     
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  7. Scotty88

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    1km is def not the max for s stock p3a, it is marketed as 2km, I can Easily get 3 km out of mine all stock. The OP has a faulty unit it seems.
     
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  8. Mozzie67

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    I'm surrounded by bush at my house and after 200m I have no line of sight and was getting 700m today pretty good...up on the local headland with clear line of sight quiet offen fly out 1300-1500 m with no probs..all stock standard..
    Very impressed with my p3a..
     
  9. Mark The Droner

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    You're right, my bad. I was thinking a P3S. Stock for a P3A is 5,000 meters (or 3.1 miles) in FCC mode, according to specs.

    Phantom 3 Advanced - Specs, FAQ, Tutorials, Downloads and DJI GO | DJI
     
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  10. Great_Lakes

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    I stretched my all stock P3P out to one mile yesterday. I live in the country so this was pretty much line of sight, with only a few trees in the way. No loss of video signal but had about one second where it reported "weak controller signal", but not long enough to initiate RTH. I turned it around and flew it back at that point.

    Depending on obstructions and altitude, anyone should be able to get these results. I've also read about people getting 3 miles plus, but that was with a completely unobstructed line of sight, like over water or in the desert.