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Windsurfer range with it on backwards

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Ed209, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Ed209

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    Well it's been too windy to push my bird out but I decided to do a nice stupid test. I put the windsurfer on backwards and flew out over water. Range was 5800ft give or take. So I take it that the reflection is not 100%. Pretty funny. Once the wind dies down I will push it out correctly but I was dealing with a 10mph wind.
     
  2. rdc4444

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    5800 over water is pretty crappy.. I've gotten better than that in the suburbs with 11200 feet the longest. Windsurfer does work I. The one test I performed... Had about 4800 feet without the windsurfer and with it flying in the same direction got about 5800 feet... Will experiment some more but it appears to make a difference
     
  3. Ed209

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    I had the reflector on backwards so was reflecting the signal in the opposite direction.
     
  4. rdc4444

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    Ohh I get it. Well in that case that's incredible range!
     
  5. 4wd

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    Something it does other than the supposed reflecting is keep the antennas in the optimum parallel position.
    Also it keeps you more focused on pointing where you think it is.