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9,219 feet
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acarpenter245
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Over 4 miles for me. However I only flew it when I installed the fpvlr boosted antenna kit. Never flew stock.
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quickpoint
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6040 feet.  Stock.    No rc connection loss but started getting weak video signal when I got near hotels while on the beach.
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I'm assuming you mean max distance not over all distance covered?
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BouldersDad
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5460 feet. No loss of signal, or even weak signal at that point. I was more concerned with battery power remaining since I had been flying around for a while prior to exploring my range.
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hungdang
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6500 feet. stock. strong RC and video signals. return due to battery remaining and didn't want to risk
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R&L Aerial
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What irritates me is not all of us live on top of a mountain or on the beach near the ocean, since DJI decreased the output by 20% on the phantom 4 it no longer has power to get through trees or hilly terrain. My inspire pro goes out around 3000 feet where I live and fly which is good but the p4 starts to get choppy around 1500 feet, it's comparable to my old phantom 2 with wi-fi booster.
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sire45
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I got 4200 ft stock. Ugg
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Morph1 Posted at 2016-4-11 12:50
to be honest with you , I am not sure as I only got 4 P4 flights and one bad experience where it lo ...

I bound my inspire 1 pro controller to my phantom 4 and it dramatically increased the phantom 4's range. Same thing should happen if you bind your p3 controller to your p4.
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Morph1 Posted at 2016-4-11 15:00
thanks !, why would they go backwards on the power output on this new craft ? makes no sense...
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I saw the power downgrade info on the FCC website, I think there cutting the power back to appeas the FAA gods. 5 years from now this hobby will be in regulatory ruins. If this happens so will DJI.
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Louichi
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Has anyone looked intonthose reflector boosters instead of the whole controller mod?
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R&L Aerial  Posted at 2016-4-12 02:52
I bound my inspire 1 pro controller to my phantom 4 and it dramatically increased the phantom 4's  ...

Thanks for the idea to link another controller. I linked my Phantom 3 controller that has a FPV range extender. Works great. Thanks.
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Louichi Posted at 2016-4-11 17:55
Has anyone looked intonthose reflector boosters instead of the whole controller mod?

Yes - that's all I use to enhance the range of my otherwise stock P4 setup - a high-quality solid aluminum parabolic reflector set that slips over my RC antenna - cost $30.  I have flown a half-dozen flights to date in excess of 20,000 feet max. distance from RC (at turnaround point).  This, of course, is over relatively uninhabited rural areas with no obstructions of any kind between the P4 (typically at 200-400 feet elevation) and the RC.  I have been using a parabolic reflector with both my P3Pro for over 7 months and now my P4 with great success.  Even at the maximum distance, I typically have 4 bars of RC and HD signal strength.  I turn around when battery level reaches 60%.
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I got 5789 feet off my back porch at an elevation of 403 feet. My back yard backs up to about 30 100 foot tall trees. I was impressed I got that far honestly. Going the other direction standing in my front yard, I only got 3600 feet. I have yet to have an area that's wide open to give the 3.1 mile try.
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Cale262
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6.5 miles with just a DBS mod ItElite antennae.

http://youtu.be/6WuAhWJoskw
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atis
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Moroh1. What a great clear vid thanks
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Morph1 Posted at 2016-4-12 21:33
Nice run there Cale262, 6.5 Miles is that both ways or 1 way and does that antenna come with a dedi ...

That was 6.5 miles one way. That was not a boosted antennae, no other power added just an antennae that replaces the two stock antennae...also not my video. I have never actually tried a range test as such, I fly strictly for video purposes but still find myself out in the ~4km ranges while flying mountain peaks etc. I would hike up but it's difficult to get up there in my wheelchair, I get as close as my Jeep will take me and then fly from there





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Cale262 Posted at 2016-4-12 12:21
That was 6.5 miles one way. That was not a boosted antennae, no other power added just an antennae  ...


Cale,

Great video! So you're saying you did a 13 mile run with your P4? 6.5 miles out and 6,5 miles back? I'd sure like to see some data on that run.

Great video though.

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Morph1 Posted at 2016-4-13 01:37
Reply 6.5 miles that's almost 11 Km one way , is this even possible ...  if it is possible then thi ...

I'm from Alberta with a winter home in Arizona, I know all about the Northern terrain...the video above was one of my first video but I doesn't have the best footage, it was shot in February  of this year using my P3P... I have since flown that same mountain and much closer with my P4, actually flying inbetween the larger rocky outcrops with more confidence as the obstacle avoidance certainly works and gives me a nice warning and idea of exactly how close I am at times. I will make some more videos when I get back to Alberta, I have my MacBook Pro with me but a much faster machine at home which makes editing much nickers. I do also fly with goggles, I use the FatShark HD2's with my birds...I also have the skyzone V2's, better picture but they are somewhat cumbersome with the HDMI conversion module.
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-4-13 01:37
Cale,

Great video! So you're saying you did a 13 mile run with your P4? 6.5 miles out and 6,5 mil ...

As I said above, that was not my video...this guy does all sorts of range testing and is considered one of the authorities when it come to testing for distance...I think he flew it all in sport mode so he could get out and back as quickly as possible. You should pose your questions to him either through the YouTube comments or over on phantom pilots.
More info can be found here...

http://www.phantompilots.com/thr ... page-10#post-760791
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Cale262 Posted at 2016-4-12 13:02
As I said above, that was not my video...this guy does all sorts of range testing and is considered ...

Cale,

Got it, thanks. To be completely honest, I'm not buying it. I've done a half dozen 6 mile runs with my P3Pro coming back in at the mid to high 20% battery range. 13 miles is a long way, even in sport mode. I'll go over there and check it out.

Again, great video!

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Morph1 Posted at 2016-4-13 02:23
Lol nice, now I see your license plate on your Jeep in the picture you posted
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Starting the northern migration this Saturday, we're doing all the house closing stuff this week...checked the weather back in AB and it looks safe ;)
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Cale262 Posted at 2016-4-12 13:02
As I said above, that was not my video...this guy does all sorts of range testing and is considered ...

Cale,

You are correct, 13 miles. However, heavily modifies antenna and battery systems. Still very impressive. Thanks for sharing!

Jerry
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I live with a handful of houses surrounded by flat farmland.  I consistently start to lose video signal around 2,000 feet out (plus about 200 feet in the air) and I start getting "weak RC signal" around 2,300-2,400 feet.  No objects other than some still leafless trees that aren't taller than 20-30 feet between me and the bird.
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joey.lopina
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6500' away at 275' ceiling
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1.35mile (2163.8m)
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Morph1 Posted at 2016-4-13 01:47
Are your antennas vertically up and parallel to each other and to the craft ? if they are thrn retu ...

dude how the hell did his 4 got 6 miles????!!!!
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Jim Watkins
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Is there a way to update my vote?  I have achieved higher range than when I first voted.
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