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Whats a good range and a bad one?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Frankc, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Frankc

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    Not talking records here. I have noticed mine gets to 1450 yards and signal gets week. This is in open countryside no buildings etc. Same results when I have flown from different spots.

    So is this good, bad or about right?

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  2. sandman259

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    That's 4,350ft which would be good in a neighborhood but not so good out in the country. I've hit 5,000ft in my busy neighborhood...


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  3. alokbhargava

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    Its on lower side but not bad. Fly at higher altitudes and in less windy conditions, you should get much more.
     
  4. kcmusa

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    A lot of the ranges you see are wide open spaces with no interference. I can get about 4000 ft around my area, lots of cell and radio towers, trees and homes with wi-fi. some times I can only get 2000 ft, depends on whats in my way.
     
  5. flyNfrank

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    1450ft = Pathetic
    1450yds = Normal
    1450m = Normal
     
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  6. sandman259

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    Good chart


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  7. Frankc

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    Thanks! Going to go for distance today. Not to break any records just to see if my flight distance is normal. :) Now at least I have a base line to work from 1450 yards. :)
     
  8. Frankc

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    I went out to 1500 feet then had to return. Ok its in the pathetic range but It was well out of sight on a windy day. Just had a feeling................

    I brought it back. Packed up. Even before I could get my rucksack on my back I had a fly past of three Hercules Aircraft. VERY low. In fact lower than my drone had been flying. I could see the pilots face it was that low. Sheep darting in every direction.