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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Chasbro, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Chasbro

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    I took both my drones (p3s and p3a) out to a nice new area to fly. I sent the standard out first and it ripped off a run of 13,800 feet. The most it ever did before was 8800 over water. That's with a home modified controller (cardboard box with patch antennas).
    I sent the advanced out and only made it out 14,100 before battery concerns (47%) caused me to turn around. I think a headwind must have kicked up on the way out. Maybe I'll upgrade my healthy drones account to get that wind info.
     
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  2. flpholt

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    download uav forecast gives you wind speed at any height you want
     
  3. Chasbro

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    Went out again today. Same place. The standard kept turning around at 7000 ft. The advanced went 19600 and bumped into a geofence that was guarding a power plant. Scared the heck out of me.Hightailed it home and got back with 15%.