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One Thousand Miles on a Phantom 3 Standard
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Muttley7
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Flying Litchi missions exclusively, AirData shows 1,000 cumulative flight miles with my Phantom 3 Standard, over the course of 220 sorties lasting a total of 56 hours.   This overall mileage covered has to be calculated, because AirData only records miles flown within signal range.  Fortunately, the total hours aloft is correctly noted by AirData, and with Litchi's nominal cruise speed known to be 17.9 mph,  computing total miles covered is simply the product of 56 hours x 17.9mph, equaling 1,002 miles total covered thus far with zero problems, knock on wood.

I must say I have been pleasantly surprised at the total absence of any mechanical or electrical problems thus far, considering that the Phantom 3 Standard is such an ancient platform compared to DJI's current drone lineup.

Anyone else out there seen this much mileage on a Phantom 3S?    No crashes thus far, and only one rough landing when I stayed too long indoors, only for the drone to execute an RTH landing on uneven ground, fortunately without tipping over.  Litchi's Mission Hub waypoint planning facility is without question mankind's greatest innovation, whose importance is surpassed only by the invention of the wheel.
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3-25 01:35
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DJI Stephen
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Hello there Muttley7. Good day and thank you for sharing your DJI Phantom 3 Standard's amazing achievement. Again thank you for your support and keep flying.
3-25 02:18
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JetSam
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Flight distance : 2489482 ft
Spain
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Awesome !! Yeah
3-25 04:50
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DowntownRDB
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Flight distance : 525 ft
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Congrats.    That's a lot of miles flown on the P3 Standard.
3-26 05:59
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Muttley7
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The longevity of the motors has been a pleasant surprise for sure, given that my previous experience with quadcopters had been limited to toy LOS craft that typically burned out motors every 50 flights, give or take.   This amazing resilience is not limited to DJI's Phantom lineup, because I did run across a Mavic Pro owner who posted the AirData page documenting over 7 thousand miles flown without any repairs to the drone needed.   

The non-OEM batteries have also held up very well, considering that I typically run them down to as low as 15% charge remaining, at the end of 6-mile round trips.  No battery replacements needed yet, and no decrease in flight time seen at all, with any of my three no-name batteries.
3-26 09:04
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Montfrooij
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Flight distance : 2016040 ft
Netherlands
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Congrats!
3-26 13:11
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ranrick
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Flight distance : 795545 ft
Philippines
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Impressive achievement, congrats!!
4-13 20:06
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