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Really fast P3 Pro

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Odogster, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Odogster

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    Im on my second Phantom 3 Pro, and this one just seems better in both range and speed. I get over 7,000 feet almost everywhere I go on the newer one. One specific area I fly in by my house is a park where on the old one I only got around 2300. At first I thought it was the new controller, so I paired my old controller up and got the same results. Also, I don't know if its a software related limitation or not, but this one seems way faster. I had a flight on a windy day last week and I got it up to 62 mph. If I remember correctly, in similar conditions my older P3 had only got up to around 48 mph. Maybe its a combo of software and the new motors? Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. DroneDestination

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    ... I think you may have accidentally uploaded the wrong photo? That's a screenshot of the Windows 10 lock screen :tearsofjoy:
     
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    May be his P3P flew by so fast that his camera only managed to capture his workbench on the background instead ;)
     
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  4. Meta4

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    Unless your Phantom is malfunctioning and operating differently from every other Phantom, any speed above about 35 mph is entirely due to wind.
    Motors make no difference, speed comes from the tilt angle set in firmware.
     
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    default measurement settings are metric?
     
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    AMC... Nice.


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    Why are you on your second p3?

    My guess is either the first one was dodgy or there are other factors at play here (wind speed and direction being the most likely).
     
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    It was a dream dude
     
  9. Odogster

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    I know its the wind, hence the reason I said it was a windy day. If I look through my healthy drones logs though, even with equal wind the first Phantom did not go as fast. Maybe I didnt explain it to well, but I am aware that the motors will not go faster than 35 without wind, but I was not aware as to whether or not they limit the speed so to be specific I was thinking maybe the firmware on the ESCs limited output on the motors like when it limits propulsion to save battery. I dont know if that affects tilt angle yet it affects speed.

    Thanks, I actually didnt want to upload any photo I dont know how that happened. Im chasing this stupid quadcopter around on my VFR 996
     
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    Lost the first one unfortunately, don't know if it was dodgy, but undoubtedly wind speed was the reason on the flight mentioned
     
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  13. Meta4

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    Motors go faster > Phantom goes higher
    Phantom tilts more > Phantom flies faster
    The Phantom could travel much faster with either motor version but both are limited to identical top speeds.
     
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    What version is your new one? W323A or W323B?
     
  16. Mark The Droner

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    I would say it estimates a 33 mph wind speed (gust) BECAUSE it's traveling 61 mph.
     
  17. Odogster

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    Not quite sure, where does it say?
     
  18. M3t

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    It should say on the side of the box near the barcode and on your drone where the label is.
     
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    Not sure how you quantify your speed and how you retrieve your quad. P3 designed max speed is 16 m/s which is about 35 mph. When the quad recorded 62 mph, the wind must be 27 mph and you flew your quad with the wind. Under that scenario, you were lucky to get your quad back.
     
  20. Sfgiants24

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    Odog, you're in my city. I gotta see this hot rod P3! I don't remember the winds being the stiff recently.