ginster wrote:Uncle Fester, I find it very hard to believe you are getting over 3000ft out of the control system
I am barely pushing 400ft when it starts to drop out on me, and i've even had it drop out at 200-300ft
3000ft seems impossible to me on the stock antenna.
I can't even get close to the 1000ft that its supposed to be rated for.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, I'm in FCC mode
How do you have the antenna orientated, and whereabouts is the copter in relation to you when flying at these dizzy heights
I'd love to push it higher
Yeah but that is 30 degree horizon reference view, that is a fairly wide swath of sky - hardly precision when you have a directional on the view finder. Uncle Festers range is ASTOUNDING to me. I can practice the aim if need be for that kind of return
ginster wrote:Ahhh, I see,
so you're flying away 3200 ft, not up 3200ft.
Now I understand, well kind of
I still don't see that mine will reach this range. I presume you are in totally open surroundings with no interference whatsoever from masts, lines etc
Mine is definately giving 2 beeps
I tend to fly near built up areas though which is going to affect range I suppose.
I am following these threads though, I am well up for modding the stock radios if we can get bigger ranges out of this thing. Even if I don;t use the bigger range but know I am much safer with the closer ranges.
As i say, I have had 'going home' when only about 300ft away ?!?