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Severely limited range

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Chris Vedeler, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Chris Vedeler

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    I had my first flight with my P3P away from all interference and trees this weekend and still started loosing signal at about 2000 feet or 650 meters. I had a clean line of sight to the bird and still didn't get a range much further than what I can get in town surrounded by homes and business blasting out wifi.

    I have an Acer tablet on airplane mode and GPS off. The controller was fully charged. I had the antenna parallel and pointed as close to 90 degrees from the bird as I could.

    What could I be doing wrong? Is it possible some P3P's are defective in some way where their range is seriously limited?
     
  2. NickCopter

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    What altitude were you flying at?

    For best results you should try it at 400' and see what happens
     
  3. J Smith

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    I have owned alot of RC models over the last 20 years. This is about as nice as it gets, I look forward to the next few years with Object avoidance and zoom cameras... I would simply try to re-position your antennas and fly lower for testing purposes, change locations. I doubt anything at all is wrong with your P3.