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shorey
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Flight distance : 445630 ft
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2017-6-13
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Sime
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Flight distance : 2676949 ft
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Just a shade over 4km.
2017-6-13
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Clare_G101
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Flight distance : 39236 ft
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There's no 3000-4000 option
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shorey
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Flight distance : 445630 ft
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Clare_G101 Posted at 2017-6-13 04:05
There's no 3000-4000 option

Edited now to add 3000-4000. Thanks!
2017-6-13
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hallmark007
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Hopefully the FAA won't be looking in.
2017-6-13
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chalde
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Flight distance : 355118 ft
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Fly using binoculars and you'll keep your mavic the whole time in los
2017-6-13
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Xman1
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Oops.  Thought this was in feet.  It is in meters.

My poll is off by 3000 feet then.  
2017-6-13
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DroneFlying
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Xman1 Posted at 2017-6-13 08:18
Oops.  Thought this was in feet.  It is in meters.

My poll is off by 3000 feet then.

Oops.  Thought this was in feet.  It is in meters. My poll is off by 3000 feet then.

Yes, meters -- hence the "m" at the end of each range of numbers.

2017-6-13
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Rooivalk
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I have VERY good binoculars, 6045.1 m
2017-6-13
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WayneL41777
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What are these "meter" things you're talking about?
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Rooivalk
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1 meter = 3,28084 feet
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VMav
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Flight distance : 76814 ft
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around 1.5km.
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dirkjan82
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Flight distance : 112169 ft
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When answering I was assuming "How far have I flown it from myself, the pilot", and not the total flight distance of all flights combined. I never fly it out of line of sight. Part for safety (I don't want to crash it or lose it), and because it's not allowed by law here. Meaning I've never gone over 200-300 meters before it becomes such a small thing it's not/barely visible.
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dirkjan82
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WayneL41777 Posted at 2017-6-13 09:48
What are these "meter" things you're talking about?

Meters are things the people who do not live in Trump-controlled-territory use to measure distance.
To be honest, there are a few other odd countries who measure with feet, yards, or other strange things. I mean: 1 mile is a strange amount of feet or an weird amount of yards. While working with meters it's simply going up or down in steps of 10 to reach other larger or smaller units like centimeters (cent=100, thus 100 centimeters is 1 meter), or kilometers (kilo=1000, thus 1000 meter is 1 kilometer). I find that easier to remember than the random amounts of 5280 feet in a mile, or 1760 yards. Which I both had to Google because, seriously, who does remember that? And where does it come from?
Then again, I'm born and raised in a country that uses the metric system instead of yards, feet, or miles. So that's why meters makes more sense to me.
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CharlieFliesDro
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2300meters
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chalde
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dirkjan82 Posted at 2017-6-13 15:15
Meters are things the people who do not live in Trump-controlled-territory use to measure distance.
To be honest, there are a few other odd countries who measure with feet, yards, or other strange things. I mean: 1 mile is a strange amount of feet or an weird amount of yards. While working with meters it's simply going up or down in steps of 10 to reach other larger or smaller units like centimeters (cent=100, thus 100 centimeters is 1 meter), or kilometers (kilo=1000, thus 1000 meter is 1 kilometer). I find that easier to remember than the random amounts of 5280 feet in a mile, or 1760 yards. Which I both had to Google because, seriously, who does remember that? And where does it come from?
Then again, I'm born and raised in a country that uses the metric system instead of yards, feet, or miles. So that's why meters makes more sense to me.

US military also uses Metric - given it's a far more accurate measure.
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way wrong
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Flight distance : 351631 ft
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I have flown 3618 meters distance from myself but only over the sea because of the safety conserns.  If Mavic will take a swim then i'ts presumably my fault :/
I'm not going to try that over land.
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Rooivalk
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When I visited  the USA (big and beautiful) I thought they had rather "slow" petrol pumps compared to my country, just to realize later that they measure in GALLON not LITER. {:4_177:} What is also confusing is that US gallon is different than UK gallon.
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dancopter
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Saw a Youtube video the other that did 9 kilometres there and back , landed at 13%.

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Dutch Sjoerd
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Flight distance : 1223025 ft
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3800 meters. Today i want to test the Max
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anthonyb
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Flight distance : 486381 ft
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9688m.

2017-6-14
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1badtrain
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Just over 20,000 feet this morning.
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Panaceabeachbum
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29401 feet, so just shy of 9000 meters, auto land initiated at 10% , had enough altitude to steer home, 3% batt upon land
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dirkjan82 Posted at 2017-6-13 15:15
Meters are things the people who do not live in Trump-controlled-territory use to measure distance.
To be honest, there are a few other odd countries who measure with feet, yards, or other strange things. I mean: 1 mile is a strange amount of feet or an weird amount of yards. While working with meters it's simply going up or down in steps of 10 to reach other larger or smaller units like centimeters (cent=100, thus 100 centimeters is 1 meter), or kilometers (kilo=1000, thus 1000 meter is 1 kilometer). I find that easier to remember than the random amounts of 5280 feet in a mile, or 1760 yards. Which I both had to Google because, seriously, who does remember that? And where does it come from?
Then again, I'm born and raised in a country that uses the metric system instead of yards, feet, or miles. So that's why meters makes more sense to me.

Yeah, but then what do you do your fractions in?  Huh, answer me that if you can!  HA!  

Johnny walked 1/2 the way to school, but Bobby had to walk 7/16th of the way.  How much further did Bobby walk if the school is 5 km from Johnny's and 9/32nd further then Bobby's house?

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Panaceabeachbum
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mikes and klicks
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anthonyb
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Flight distance : 486381 ft
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Today I flew 12739m.  Max distance from RC was 5725m.
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chalde
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Rodger Marjama Posted at 2017-6-14 16:26
Yeah, but then what do you do your fractions in?  Huh, answer me that if you can!  HA!  

Johnny walked 1/2 the way to school, but Bobby had to walk 7/16th of the way.  How much further did Bobby walk if the school is 5 km from Johnny's and 9/32nd further then Bobby's house?

We use cms, mms, etc... as in, 1m52cm

Which makes you calculation easier, faster, and more precise.
2017-6-15
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Woodwanger
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Now we are getting out of the EU maybe we will go back to imperial
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hallmark007
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Woodwanger Posted at 2017-6-15 12:10
Now we are getting out of the EU maybe we will go back to imperial

Hey woodwanger didn't know uk was on imperial, ye still use miles yards and feet ?
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Woodwanger
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-6-15 12:19
Hey woodwanger didn't know uk was on imperial, ye still use miles yards and feet ?

Hello hallmark, Well its all a bit of a cock up really, we used to be totally imperial until we got involved with Europe! after which we changed some things to metric ie pounds and pence, measurements went from feet and inches to metres and CM and from gallons to litres, But we kept miles not kilometres! the worst thing for me as a builder is everything used to be made and built in imperial but now everything is made metric like building materials, so if your doing repairs or alterations to an old building that was built imperial it Sucks using metric materials! also a sheet of plasterboard is metric so you set the studs out in a new wall to suit but if you want to you plywood also it only comes in imperial as it comes from the US or south america so have to cut it down to fit!   
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Woodwanger Posted at 2017-6-16 11:11
Hello hallmark, Well its all a bit of a cock up really, we used to be totally imperial until we got involved with Europe! after which we changed some things to metric ie pounds and pence, measurements went from feet and inches to metres and CM and from gallons to litres, But we kept miles not kilometres! the worst thing for me as a builder is everything used to be made and built in imperial but now everything is made metric like building materials, so if your doing repairs or alterations to an old building that was built imperial it Sucks using metric materials! also a sheet of plasterboard is metric so you set the studs out in a new wall to suit but if you want to you plywood also it only comes in imperial as it comes from the US or south america so have to cut it down to fit!

I know where you're coming from I'm a pounds shillings and pence man myself. But must learn to do as Europeans do.
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If your in the USA forget meters it's feet and inches here guys!
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Panaceabeachbum
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I just did a 10,030 meter flight, looks like for me max flight distance is acheived in sport mode at aprox 36 mph, batt draw at lower left shows aprox 35% and can get just over 6 miles  round trip
this batt has been cycled 41 times.

Had to overide RTH at 43% batt remaining. Made it back with 13% batt
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1badtrain
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Just did a little over 24,000 feet today. Barely made it back with 2%. Screen looks blank because I turned away from the direction of the drone briefly. Signal never got weak all the way up to the 24,000 foot mark.
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Rooivalk
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This was a test, will never fly this far again. IMG_0034.jpg
2017-6-22
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Glenn Goodlett
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chalde Posted at 2017-6-13 18:12
US military also uses Metric - given it's a far more accurate measure.


Imperial, metric, etc. are just number systems. Has nothing to do with accuracy or precision.

However, metric is certainly more logical.
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Rooivalk Posted at 2017-6-22 06:27
This was a test, will never fly this far again.[view_image]

Am I reading this correctly, 12132.1 m = 39803 feet? This would have to have mods correct?
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chalde
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6 km out - then back - in 23 min - sounds about right without a mod, full speed (with good wind condition)
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Glenn Goodlett Posted at 2017-6-22 07:14
Imperial, metric, etc. are just number systems. Has nothing to do with accuracy or precision.

However, metric is certainly more logical.

Matter of perception I guess.
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anthonyb
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1badtrain Posted at 2017-6-22 08:39
Am I reading this correctly, 12132.1 m = 39803 feet? This would have to have mods correct?

I went even further without a mod and could have gone further still.  12739m, flight time 18:12.
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