auck wrote:as stated by DJI's tech spec on the phantom the communication distance is 300m (roughly 984 feet). so theoretically speaking the phantom should be able to climb that high up, but of course that is neglecting to take into account the condition of the atmosphere, not to mention the battery strength in both the flying unit and the controller.
regardless of how high it can actually go, with all of the reported Phantoms going rogue, do you really want to fly it so high that you loose sight of it? not to mention that if something goes wrong and the phantom drops out of flight, i would rather have it drop from 100 feet rather than at max altitude.
Which is another reason I keep mine low, I simply do not trust any quad going high. To much can go wrong, and the higher you go, the wind and air currents get stronger and know due to wind strength, and up drafts, has been the cause of a lose of some of these quads.
It maybe claim, no wind on the ground, but get up high it will be much winder and if you fly at height, when it is windy, your asking for trouble and real risk of loosing your drone. Also going at great height, your drone has a lot more work battling wind and currents, so would this also not flatten your battery even faster?
But would think flying at height is a totally different skill and will certainly behave far different than someone not going over 100 feet. The higher you go, the greater the risk of losing your quad, and greater chance of air currents and up drafts taking your quad out of your control.