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dkruseski
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P3P. Cheapy range boosters from ebay. Ended with 22% battery, started with 98% (can never be at 100%. Don't get it. )
Little bit more to be had methinks.

The gauntlet is thrown Donnie!


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round trip right?  I should ask total flight distance?  either way that's awesome.

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bfd300 Posted at 2016-5-12 20:54
round trip right?  I should ask total flight distance?  either way that's awesome.

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32,542 ft total. Out and back.
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That's freakin awesome!!!!..........nice job sir!
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dkruseski Posted at 2016-5-13 08:58
32,542 ft total. Out and back.

Get ready to get your ears busted with all the " oh that is so irresponsible, you should only fly in LOS"
los my foot, I can't see the thing after 100yards.
Good job.
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bfd300 Posted at 2016-5-12 21:11
That's freakin awesome!!!!..........nice job sir!

Thank you my friend!
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rayrokni Posted at 2016-5-12 21:15
Get ready to get your ears busted with all the " oh that is so irresponsible, you should only fly  ...

Got it covered bud. Never go flying without these:



I can read the battery serial number from 10 miles (cause, you know, they're x-ray goggles too)

And thanks man!
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What range boosters? What was your best without them?
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digdat0 Posted at 2016-5-13 12:58
What range boosters? What was your best without them?

I'm pretty sure he is Talking about something like this

http://www.amazon.com/Parabolic- ... &ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3

Remember when you use this type of range boosters, you better have a very good aim at the direction of your craft as the radio beams get narrower your aim better get better
My best without any mods id's around 2.5 miles at a height of 397feet.
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rayrokni Posted at 2016-5-13 01:34
I'm pretty sure he is Talking about something like this

http://www.amazon.com/Parabolic- ... &ref_ ...

Yup, those are the type, just cheaper.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-4GHz-A ... :g:4CQAAOSwQPlV-mmN

My old record, with no boosters, was 14988 ft. And you're right, just make sure you know exactly where the bird is, and keep pointed at it.
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thats where the radar on the bottom left becomes incredibly useful...indispensible really.
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That is about exactly what I have also achieved with my P3A. Good job!
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Just sharing with you that I had the same results with those copper parabolic ones too. I decided to go one more step up if you will and installed the Argtek ones for $60. They are even better, at least for me. The copper ones did tend to fall over on me, so I would have to use some duct tape to hold them together, but really worked great. I don't have to take anything off the antenna boosters any more, and they flip right down and fit in my case perfectly. They give me a better signal overall ever where I go. I did the channel hack too, and I use channel 22 in my area, and I am amazed of the signal strength I get now.
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For those that may be interested on what the Phantom series is really capable of, you might visit/join the following website: http://www.thesquadronehangar.com/
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There's always some niaive kids that think this ok. Kinda like that girl who crashed her car at 107mph because she was snap chatting. Then, in the ambulance she carried on using it to send the one below.
Hopefully Darwinism will weed her out before her stupidity hurts someone else.

Some people don't have the common sense to determine what's safe and what's dangerous. But you keep on doing what you're doing son. It's not like you'll get hurt when it goes wrong, that'll be someone else's problem.

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Not sure who you're talking about, or honestly what you're talking about.
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dkruseski Posted at 2016-5-13 14:52
Not sure who you're talking about, or honestly what you're talking about.

hey that's awesome are you flying a p4 I have a inspire x5 pro can you really get atleast 25 min on full charge?
that's pretty cool I'm jealous that distance is great
I think i will  get  the p4 to push the limits like you did good job
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-13 22:22
There's always some niaive kids that think this ok. Kinda like that girl who crashed her car at 107m ...

           
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-14 05:22
There's always some niaive kids that think this ok. Kinda like that girl who crashed her car at 107m ...

You assume that he is a kid and that he does not know what he is doing.
You assume that anyone who does anything out of the ordinary must be an irresponsible person
His flight is out to the sea and back!!

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rayrokni Posted at 2016-5-13 18:11
You assume that he is a kid and that he does not know what he is doing.
You assume that anyone who ...

assumptions themselves are very often irresponsible.  +1
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kdcox Posted at 2016-5-14 07:20
assumptions themselves are very often irresponsible.  +1

I second that opinion
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rayrokni Posted at 2016-5-14 00:11
You assume that he is a kid and that he does not know what he is doing.
You assume that anyone who ...

Drone flight beyond visual range is incredibly irresponsible. Both in the sense that a person doing it lacks maturity and understanding of the risk of their actions and in the literal sense that they lack the capacity to respond to their environment.

Flying like this is either ignorance or arrogance.

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kdcox Posted at 2016-5-14 00:20
assumptions themselves are very often irresponsible.  +1

Wow. Talk about missing the entire point.
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-14 07:55
Drone flight beyond visual range is incredibly irresponsible. Both in the sense that a person doin ...

So if a military vet that used to fly military drones from Florida in iraq was to get a phantom and fly it not in LOS, would he also be irresponsible?
And please, I know the differences between a military drone and a phantom.
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-14 07:55
Drone flight beyond visual range is incredibly irresponsible. Both in the sense that a person doin ...

So lets say a person goes 10 miles from any human or structure or whatever and flies 4 miles, and his max range is 5 miles, so if he crashes or something goes awry then nothing gets hurt except maybe a leaf is chopped off of a tree, the he is apparently a stupid irresponsible kid?  That is idiotic.
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-14 07:58
Wow. Talk about missing the entire point.

Your "point" was not valid, it was an opinion, which wad obviously biased
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-13 19:55
Drone flight beyond visual range is incredibly irresponsible. Both in the sense that a person doin ...

Stop being a wanker. I know my surroundings. I know where I am, and I know what will happen given any situation. That's why I do these flights where I do. I'm more responsible with flights like this than you are in your own backyard. In case of catastrophic failure, my bird plunges harmlessly into the water. There's literally no one within 3 miles of my Phantom.

When you fly in your yard(assuming you take it outside at all), and if you have a flyaway, or any other situation where you may lose control of the aircraft, you're far more dangerous to your surroundings, and yourself, than I.

There is no place safer to fly, or way to fly, than where and how I do.

You'd have to be ignorant, or arrogant, not to understand that.



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dkruseski Posted at 2016-5-14 02:26
Stop being a wanker. I know my surroundings. I know where I am, and I know what will happen given  ...

Aw, what a pity you have to resort to petty abusue to try to support your immature choices.. That seems to be the level of your cognitive capability.

Good luck kid, try not to let your arrogant overconfidence in your limited judgement hurt anyone.

And, I'm out ;-).
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rayrokni Posted at 2016-5-14 01:01
So if a military vet that used to fly military drones from Florida in iraq was to get a phantom an ...

Yup! And if you can't understand the difference then it's likely not worth discussing any further.
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-14 05:09
Aw, what a pity you have to resort to petty abusue to try to support your immature choices.. That  ...

Since you didn't respond to any of my points, your surrender is noted, and accepted.

Better luck next time.
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dkruseski Posted at 2016-5-14 15:16
Since you didn't respond to any of my points, your surrender is noted, and accepted.

Better luck  ...

Take it down a notch little man, the only one fighting is you.
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-14 10:52
Take it down a notch little man, the only one fighting is you.

Couple things:

1. You keep coming back for more, despite getting your arse handed to you.

2. "little man."
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Wow, that is great, I am going to go for that on the next nice day I get, exciting is it not !!

Just make sure the wind is low or at least take off into the wind if you must.  

16,500 is the next goal !!

Good job

Cheers - donnie
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-13 18:55
Drone flight beyond visual range is incredibly irresponsible. Both in the sense that a person doin ...

I will tell you one story of my only flyoff.  I was at a local school at about 250 feet altitude  and about the same distance away and I had my one and only flyoff, It flew for over 4 miles .  This just goes to show you can loose these at any time and they are gone, the only way you can guarantee they will not fly off is not to fly.  I fly long distance as well, I do it as responsibly as I can, there is always a chance for a flyaway.


I always ask is it better to fly far distances in rural areas or to fly close to you in congested areas, to me they pose the same risk.

Warm Regards - donnie
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Ricardo Posted at 2016-5-13 14:57
Just sharing with you that I had the same results with those copper parabolic ones too. I decided  ...

How much more range with the  Argtrek do you think you got over the Standard Booster?

Cheers - donnie
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     To get your battery to 100% try and do a normal full charge, then plug it in and see where you stand, then plug the battery back into the charger  but this time turn the battery on after it is connected, this will top off a battery with over 95% but less than 100%.  Also after about 20-50 charges they will start to reduce from 100% this is just the nature of the beast, you get about 200 charges and the battery is done.

Be sure to cycle your batteries every 10 charges, take it down below 5% and then recharge, this helps lengthen flight time and battery life.

Hope this helps.

Aso remember when doing long distance, that aircraft will want to land at 12% battery, so just remember to have that bird on the ground at no later than 15%. and this will be even more reduced in cold weather.

cheers- donnie
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dkruseski Posted at 2016-5-14 16:11
Couple things:

1. You keep coming back for more, despite getting your arse handed to you.

It's adorable how much effort you're putting in, trying to win an argument on the Internet.

Move on and let go, you'll feel so much better.
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ARM-001 Posted at 2016-5-14 13:04
It's adorable how much effort you're putting in, trying to win an argument on the Internet.

Move ...

Need that last word, huh?

I guess since you've already acknowledged you were wrong, the last word is all you have left to try and salvage, to appease your fragile, damaged ego.

Go ahead mate, you can have it. Consider it a gift.

Cheers!
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Donnie Posted at 2016-5-14 12:37
To get your battery to 100% try and do a normal full charge, then plug it in and see where you  ...

It's funny, I did just that. Still showed 98%. Ah well.

Looking forward to your flight my friend.  Get'r done!

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