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Just wondering what's the top speed you have achieved with your Phantom.  
I know Phantoms are not "speed" drones, but I've have top my Phantom 3 4k at 44mph (70.8kph)
It's really amazing how fast these drones can fly.   

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I’ve had my P4P do 55mph but I know others on here can beat that easy.
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65 mph with my P2V in ATTI and a strong tail wind
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71.3 with P4. According to the top speed catagory in the go 4 app.
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RedHotPoker
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110mph, down the freeway.

Oh, well, yeah, it was strapped to the passenger seat on my SpYder RS-S. Haha

But I have another drone that really can clip. Voltage 500 3D.
Here's a friend Matt from helifreak.com demoing his.

What do you think? Faster than a Phantom? Chuckles


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WOW, very quick.  Your friend appears to have flown a few times before.. lol
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Phantom One Posted at 2018-2-1 18:26
WOW, very quick.  Your friend appears to have flown a few times before.. lol

Yes, he's very Proficient, at the RC sticks. ;-)
You could even say, well practiced. Haha

The Phantom is pretty fast, but there's really no comparison between the two.
Some days you just want to have a relaxing flight, other times, it's a screaming eagle tearing up the sky.

But Tareq Alsaadi from UAE, is the king of RC helicopter flying. Have you seen his style?


A 3D helicopter or collective pitch, has three motor speeds. When you go power up, things can get very interesting.... Haha

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I could watch him do speed passes all day long.

But his unique style and incredible adeptness with the RC is quite amazing, to this mere mortal.
A day in the life:



He is really a super nice guy too. His dad is an oil baron, likely billionaires.
When they play monopoly, oh never mind. Chuckles


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About 68mph so far!
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-1 18:58
Yes, he's very Proficient, at the RC sticks. ;-)
You could even say, well practiced. Haha

The RC needs an exorcist.
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fansec10d9ef Posted at 2018-2-1 20:45
The RC needs an exorcist.

Don't hate, respect the great. Haha


I know it doesn't seem humanly possible, does it? ;-)


Just keep practicing, every day, every week, all year long, for a decade or more.
It takes 10,000hrs to become an expert at mostly anything we desire to master, & be proficient.
Before that we are but grasshoppers...


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Wow, your records are much better than the specs of our products.
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75.2 M.P.H. with P4P in Atti and gusty tailwind. I only had the hammer down for about 15 seconds and 1300 feet downwind before I chickened-out and returned, but it was still gaining speed before doing so.
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Not trying to burst any bubbles or egos here - but the Phantom has a max FW controlled AIRSPEED.

The speeds you see on GPS and get reported as in posts above are GROUND SPEED based on AIRSPEED +/- WIND.

I have had well over 40m/s with my P3's ... but in reality it was still only 15 - 16m/s in the air ... (40 m/s = 89.5mph). I actually got caught out in the end by not being to get back and lost the P3S in the river.

For actual speed records speed should be recorded in two directions exactly opposite to each other to cancel out wind effects.

For me 222kph fixed wing record (HK Parkjet) - I used a Pitot Tube recorder which gives AIRSPEED and qualifies with single direction. Here it is doing over 180kph on another slower run with change of prop etc.



And here's a converted T45 at similar speed as it 'whoooooshes' past !!



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that's pretty fast , would love to see that irl.

"... the Phantom has a max FW controlled AIRSPEED."  most phantoms ;-)
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My Phantom P4 Standard edition has FLOWN at 330 Miles per hour.......... as baggage in the aircraft hold on the trip back from the UK   ;)
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48 mph.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-1 20:16
I could watch him do speed passes all day long.

But his unique style and incredible adeptness with the RC is quite amazing, to this mere mortal.

Unbelievable, I can't even beat our boy in a Xbox game.  What's the guy in the black shirt doing?  Looks like he might have a controller also..  

Thanks for sharing!
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45 MPH last weekend with the new firmware
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PeteHB Posted at 2018-2-2 05:38
45 MPH last weekend with the new firmware

What wind ?

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30.5 m/s here, the top altitude is broken due to the Apps strange behavior, possibly should read 20.32m ...

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DJI Susan Posted at 2018-2-1 23:25
Wow, your records are much better than the specs of our products.

I never worried about design specs as you cannot forecast when a nice wind will bring your drone home at a fast pace.

GPS Atti mode full throttle for speed and left stick locked down to descend. Phantom 3 Standard




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Rhino9872 Posted at 2018-2-1 15:23
71.3 with P4. According to the top speed catagory in the go 4 app.

Wow that's not bad ! is that MPH or KPH ?  . 49mph with my p4p.... i must have bought a lemon
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Not a lot perhaps a few MPH.
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I did have my fingers crossed though
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PeteHB Posted at 2018-2-2 07:28
Not a lot perhaps a few MPH.

All P3's : Max speed possible is 16m/s .... which is 36mph

P4 : Max speed possible is 20m/s ..... which is 45mph

True Airspeed of course.

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Actually my P4P+ flies with 1183.97 km/h. This is 328.88 m/s.
Due to FW bugs which does not allow me to fly even faster...

When grounded.
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solentlife Posted at 2018-2-2 07:46
All P3's : Max speed possible is 16m/s .... which is 36mph

P4 : Max speed possible is 20m/s ..... which is 45mph

Yup a P4 probably flying slightly down wind at the time
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Phantom One Posted at 2018-2-2 05:22
Unbelievable, I can't even beat our boy in a Xbox game.  What's the guy in the black shirt doing?  Looks like he might have a controller also..  

Thanks for sharing!

When using a spotter, they are there for several reasons.
One is to give his mentor immediate first aid, should anything ever go wrong.
He could be holding a timer, cell phone, with 911 on speed dial, I don't know. I've never gawked around, but keep my keen eyes on the flying prize.
All I see is the third guy, holding a DSLR. Doing his own video.
When our friend in NY was struck down by his TRex 700E, his Dad was standing right there, but the way the blades struck the poor kid, he was nearly decapitated by his mistake. He died instantly.

Honestly, his misfortune, took away my spirt of building my TRex 700E DFC HV kit, and it's sat collecting, dust, without my attention. So I bought the Phantom 3 Pro, to continue flying.
I do plan on getting motivated with it again, soon. It just takes time to grieve.


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-2 14:39
When using a spotter, they are there for several reasons.
One is to give his mentor immediate first aid, should anything ever go wrong.
He could be holding a timer, cell phone, with 911 on speed dial, I don't know. I've never gawked around, but keep my keen eyes on the flying prize.

Thanks for the info

Sorry to hear about your friend, that's terrible
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Phantom One Posted at 2018-2-2 14:57
Thanks for the info

Sorry to hear about your friend, that's terrible

Gee whiz, I thought I was well over this. But I still tear up, so I guess not.


Thanks for your kind words, that's very decent of you.
it's also part of what I love about this RC hobby and forum too.
So many genuine and sincere folks with compassion for the others here. That's a good feeling.

If you ever look up this accident, and see the pics, you will be shocked.

(New York RC helicopter accident, fatality)

I appreciate your ear/shoulder, but it's a very sensitive subject. I didn't realize that I was this still tender.

OK. Stretch the legs, Yes, it's always good to get up, and take a short walk, a tall drink of water.  ;-)


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Blériot53 Posted at 2018-2-2 03:56
My Phantom P4 Standard edition has FLOWN at 330 Miles per hour.......... as baggage in the aircraft hold on the trip back from the UK   ;)

You may have the, highest flyer with a Phantom, flight speed record too! Haha



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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-2 15:38
Gee whiz, I thought I was well over this. But I still tear up, so I guess not.

Not easy to get over a tragedy like that especially when it involves a friend.  Lot of good people here always willing to lend an ear or shoulder my friend.
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Phantom One Posted at 2018-2-2 17:01
Not easy to get over a tragedy like that especially when it involves a friend.  Lot of good people here always willing to lend an ear or shoulder my friend.

Hey thanks bud, I really appreciate the thoughtfulness and kind words.

If you ever saw the pics, then you would understand, me in this sadness. totally.


I sometimes wish the pics would be removed from the Internet, but once it has been put up, it spreads around the globe like wildfire.



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