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j3rome33
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What's everyone's max distance they have reached from their home point
2016-10-25
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot
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J3,

I'll comfortably do about 3 miles on a fairly regular basis with my P3Pro's. Furthest so far is 4.77 miles.

Jerry




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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-10-25 20:53
J3,

I'll comfortably do about 3 miles on a fairly regular basis with my P3Pro's. Furthest so far is ...

You went 4.7 miles out on one battery? What was your landing battery %?
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04red6 Posted at 2016-10-25 21:48
You went 4.7 miles out on one battery? What was your landing battery %?

04,

I think it landed at 6%. The last few minutes were a fight to get it back. The battery was retired after that flight.

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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-10-26 04:35
04,

I think it landed at 6%. The last few minutes were a fight to get it back. The battery was re ...


HI

Little confused here, you flew 25,ooo ft out and still had 62% battery ? which battery mod do you have then ? the figures dont add up. Why is the battery percentage in red indicating crictical battery at 62 %

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2016-10-26
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TechReviews Posted at 2016-10-26 05:44
HI

Little confused here, you flew 25,ooo ft out and still had 62% battery ? which battery mod do  ...

Tech,

The numbers are the numbers. As you can see the flight is straight out from HP. Perfect conditions and no wind. The battery is warning because it's calculating my distance to return home and is alerting that I may not have enough battery to make it back. The numbers do add up. I'm flying a P3Pro on FW v1.4 with Litchi (pre-SDK 3). The only modification to my setup is a Windsurfer. After you've spent the many hours necessary, planning, waiting for the perfect conditions, executing and aborting countless long distance runs, feel free to come back and question my numbers.

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2016-10-26
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TechReviews Posted at 2016-10-26 05:44
HI

Little confused here, you flew 25,ooo ft out and still had 62% battery ? which battery mod do  ...


Tech,

After a re-read of my previous post. Sorry for the harsh response. A lot of work goes into doing these runs and my equipment is constantly at risk. I haven't been doing these kinds of runs anymore with all of the new regulations. There were many of us on a different site trying to test the limits of these birds and their systems. The modded guys were far surpassing anything I could do but I'm still #19 on the "leaderboard", last time I checked.

Again, sorry for the tone.

Jerry
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-10-26 20:58
Tech,

The numbers are the numbers. As you can see the flight is straight out from HP. Perfect con ...

What model Windsurfer are you using?  I'd like to try one.  Do you have a link for purchasing?
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djordan2 Posted at 2016-10-26 09:33
What model Windsurfer are you using?  I'd like to try one.  Do you have a link for purchasing?

Dj,

I can't be certain where I originally purchased mine but they are all over eBay. The one that looks the most like the ones I have are in the link I'm including. They seem to be the most expensive as well. Mine have the clips at the bottom of the antenna.

Jerry

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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-10-26 08:53
J3,

I'll comfortably do about 3 miles on a fairly regular basis with my P3Pro's. Furthest so far is ...

JtrJr-UAV Pilot, How did you have the data on the bottom of the screen show in your video?  Mine from a P3A are wonderful movies, but no data is shown.  
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Phantom3ProPilo
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4149m or 13700 feet
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-10-27 00:18
Dj,

I can't be certain where I originally purchased mine but they are all over eBay. The one that ...

Just ordered one!
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bob37 Posted at 2016-10-26 09:57
JtrJr-UAV Pilot, How did you have the data on the bottom of the screen show in your video?  Mine fr ...

http://www.dashware.net/videos/d ... ata-using-dashware/

you want Dashware
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bob37 Posted at 2016-10-26 11:57
JtrJr-UAV Pilot, How did you have the data on the bottom of the screen show in your video?  Mine fr ...

Bob,

Sorry I missed your post but Digdat0 provided the correct answer and link. (Thanks, Digdat!)

Jerry
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-10-26 20:58
Tech,

The numbers are the numbers. As you can see the flight is straight out from HP. Perfect con ...

This is a spot on response in terms of how you do it. Prep and planning and weather have a big part. When I fly, I'm always doing the math of how much battery I've got left compared to how far I am on whether I can make it back with the wind at xx speed. And in those terms, that flight was near perfect my man. I tried 25k on stock battery on my phantom 3 last year and couldn't make it back, had to make a remote landing by the water .. that's when I moved to external batteries.

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digdat0 Posted at 2016-10-26 20:27
This is a spot on response in terms of how you do it. Prep and planning and weather have a big part ...

Digdat,

Yeah, I got very lucky on that one. I'm sure I looked like a 5 year old that had to pee as I brought her in, the adrenaline was pumping. I'm not even sure how many flights I had to abort to finally get that done. It was kind of bittersweet though. I know I'm not getting any further on my stock setup, so all of the "attempts" are over!

Jerry
2016-10-27
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j3rome33
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Roughhh  math is about 400 feet for every 1% of battery life...no wind
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djordan2 Posted at 2016-10-26 22:33
What model Windsurfer are you using?  I'd like to try one.  Do you have a link for purchasing?

I ordered, and am very impressed, with:
SKYREAT Copper Parabolic Antenna Range Booster for DJI Phantom 4 Phantom 3 Professional Advanced Inspire 1 Controller Transmitter Signal Extend (2 pcs)
From Amazon.  $17.  I am sure they all work equally well.  It is simple reflective physics.  There were places that due to trees i just could not go .25 miles and now can fly easily. Although with Litchi, it is almost a moot point, since it flies a "mission" weather in contact or not!   
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hepnotic
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Isnt this stuff illegal? I talked to a youtuber who made a video testing the range and going 4 miles with his phantom and he told me he got a call and a warning from the fsa sky police.
2016-10-27
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Wow! I'm impressed! I get jumpy when I fly farther than 1 KM. I can't see it any longer, a white drone against a gray sky. It's often cloudy here on the west coast. Technically it is still in line of sight (rules in Canada) Just can't see it.
2016-10-31
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ps3 dbs mod 3600ft over a lake
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