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What's your top speed?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shaunmed, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. shaunmed

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    I'm wondering what horizontal top speed are you guys getting?

    Please list the type of phantom you fly and if you're using current firmware.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. shaunmed

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    Interesting but I'm not trying to break records. I just want to know what the average spped of other people are to see if I'm going about the same.

    I just changed over to a futaba 14SG and I dont know if my profile settings have somehow decreased my horizontal speed.
     
  4. macheung

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    Check both directions of a run, wind can make a big diff.
    Note that firmware v3.04 significantly decreased top speed.
     
  5. shaunmed

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    i think its the updated firmware thats the problem. went out and did some tests. light breeze. about 25mph one direction and and about 17 the other.
     
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    First post and proud to post this... Found a huge open field today where I live and it was super windy (roughly 30 gusting to 40km/h).. I had my Phantom Vision in Atti mode up to 48mph! Thing was a rocket!! Now going back in the wind was quite a bit slower :lol:
     
  7. shaunmed

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    it is pretty striking how much even a slight steady wind will effect speed.

    what i have noticed that makes me think that this is a firmware issue is that looking back on my previous videos, during full forward throttle i could see the arms of the phantom in the video picture whereas now i cannot.

    i think there is less of a pitch angle and hence this effects forward speed.

    i have no problem giving up some speed for stability but i had no stability problems in the past!