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**p3s Range Poll**
1194 35 2017-7-16 01:50:22
ysmith
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Flight distance : 171430
New Zealand
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Just interested in the average maximum range ppl get with p3s. From our house I get no more than 400m (cause of wifi interference etc.), but yesterday out in the country I managed to fly over a 1km away before RTH kicked in (I started out with only 50% power remaining, so I could have gone a bit further if started with full battery).
PS. this poll is for phantom 3 standard's only

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2017-7-16 01:50:22
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Dirty Bird
Second Officer
Flight distance : 1114321
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United States
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Over densely populated areas I get 2500-4000' (feet).  Flying over open water I get 5000-7000'.
2017-7-16 05:35:27
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djordan2
Second Officer
Flight distance : 10399
United States
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The P3S is just not a range machine.  I don't know how you do it!
2017-7-16 05:47:48
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tkflyfisher7
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United States
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I can get up to 9,000 feet....maybe I'm cheating though....the DBS mod changed my flying life!
2017-7-16 06:52:30
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blackcrusader
First Officer
Flight distance : 203309
Taiwan
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tkflyfisher7 Posted at 2017-7-16 06:52
I can get up to 9,000 feet....maybe I'm cheating though....the DBS mod changed my flying life!

I believe it was meant for people without mods.  I could do 500m - 600m without mods but I never really tried to fly longer distance until I got my Argtek Antenna  with which I have done near 15000 feet distance. I could really fly with a fully charged battery and maybe push to 16000 maybe 17000 feet distance but then you need enough power to bring the drone back to home point as well. On this flight shown below I actually did my distance then got the bird back with around 25% battery remaining so flew another short hop and landed with 15%. I use the Argtek not just for range but to keep strong signal connections when flying at over 10,000 feet altitude above the clouds using max 500m height and around 3km distance.
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2017-7-16 07:46:34
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Michgolden
lvl.4
Flight distance : 196095
United States
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I've gone out 15,327 feet. I average between 8,500-11,500 feet. I run the Argtek and the rest is stock. I don't know how but I'm not going to complain . The pic of my longest flight is post #84 under the "How good is the Argtek antenna setup P3S"
2017-7-16 07:58:20
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blackcrusader
First Officer
Flight distance : 203309
Taiwan
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Michgolden Posted at 2017-7-16 07:58
I've gone out 15,327 feet. I average between 8,500-11,500 feet. I run the Argtek and the rest is stock. I don't know how but I'm not going to complain . The pic of my longest flight is post #84 under the "How good is the Argtek antenna setup P3S"

Good idea to pop in a link to the thread.

http://forum.dji.com/thread-85652-1-1.html
2017-7-16 10:50:15
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Michgolden
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United States
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blackcrusader Posted at 2017-7-16 10:50
Good idea to pop in a link to the thread.

http://forum.dji.com/thread-85652-1-1.html

Thanks BC. I usually go on here through my PS4 but it's not the best for putting in links and pics ;).
2017-7-16 13:40:39
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ysmith
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blackcrusader Posted at 2017-7-16 07:46
I believe it was meant for people without mods.  I could do 500m - 600m without mods but I never really tried to fly longer distance until I got my Argtek Antenna  with which I have done near 15000 feet distance. I could really fly with a fully charged battery and maybe push to 16000 maybe 17000 feet distance but then you need enough power to bring the drone back to home point as well. On this flight shown below I actually did my distance then got the bird back with around 25% battery remaining so flew another short hop and landed with 15%. I use the Argtek not just for range but to keep strong signal connections when flying at over 10,000 feet altitude above the clouds using max 500m height and around 3km distance.

yeah, I don't have a mod so i didnt really think of them, sorry. but i think most people with p3s have mods because as djordan2 said they aren't too flash when it comes to range, so mods are fine for this poll
2017-7-16 14:55:24
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timnwcove
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Flight distance : 26648
Canada
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not much into the range thing......but have full 2.4 and 5.8  out to my normal 300m
2017-7-16 16:03:43
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Knobbynomates
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United Kingdom
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timnwcove Posted at 2017-7-16 16:03
not much into the range thing......but have full 2.4 and 5.8  out to my normal 300m

My only mod is 'PapaTita's Software mod' and I regularly get 2 - 3000 m
2017-7-17 06:18:41
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Porktree
lvl.4
Flight distance : 60068
United States
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I can get up to about 1.5 k - with the Argtek mod, but I've yet to fly somewhere where I'm not surrounded by trees or in a slight valley.  Yay Missouri.
2017-7-17 10:20:03
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Peterx
Second Officer
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Germany
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my bird was 300+ meters with normal stock in 40 - 50 meters altitude. But it looks very small in that distance. But it´s enough distance for me
2017-7-18 11:40:06
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tnflyer53
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Flight distance : 65787
United States
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With only windsurfer and DJI go software I've had my p3s out to almost 4000ft at 350ft altitude.
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2017-7-18 19:03:06
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ysmith
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New Zealand
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tnflyer53 Posted at 2017-7-18 19:03
With only windsurfer and DJI go software I've had my p3s out to almost 4000ft at 350ft altitude.

Not too bad! The max Iv been with just stock out-of-the-box was about 3360 ft at 950 ft altitude, pretty good I thought for stock; wonder if anyone has been further than that (with stock)?
  
2017-7-19 01:16:35
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tnflyer53
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United States
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Of course longer ranges would be nice, I would really like it if I could figure out the magnetic interferences and video that doesn't skip or lag.
2017-7-19 03:51:14
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waclark
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United States
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djordan2 Posted at 2017-7-16 05:47
The P3S is just not a range machine.  I don't know how you do it!

There are mods that will get you more range. From what I've read the antenna mods like the ArgTek can double the range. I've also heard that using Litchi can get you extended range as well.
2017-7-19 12:03:27
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Salmonslayer
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Flight distance : 30546
Canada
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My ArgTec have got me 1500 on my P3S ( until the recent FW update issues), Haven't got Litchi but seriously considering it. Will litchi illuminate the 30/50 range problem with dji app??
2017-7-22 09:42:07
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G_Sig
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Flight distance : 161617
Iceland
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1000 - 2000 with standard setup. + - 3000 with mod.
2017-7-22 10:06:23
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Zsolti
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Flight distance : 132969
Romania
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With windsurfer

2017-7-23 05:19:54
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djordan2
Second Officer
Flight distance : 10399
United States
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Tonight I installed firmware V1.5.70+.  I'll fly tomorrow and see what difference it makes, if any,  in range.

Edited 7/26/2017.  Test flew to 1,200 with the ARgtk mod installed.  No good.  Will not go any farther in open desert country at 150 feet up.
2017-7-24 20:46:56
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G_Sig
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Flight distance : 161617
Iceland
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Salmonslayer Posted at 2017-7-22 09:42
My ArgTec have got me 1500 on my P3S ( until the recent FW update issues), Haven't got Litchi but seriously considering it. Will litchi illuminate the 30/50 range problem with dji app??

Litchi won't change the 30/50  as it is FW which is causing that. I have both apps and it works the same way 30m attitude 50m distance.
2017-7-26 08:18:46
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Axor11
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Flight distance : 134758
United Kingdom
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I get about 80/90 meters stock..and get 280meters with little copper range extender
2017-7-26 13:46:19
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Scott Ferguson
lvl.3
Flight distance : 404887
United States
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I usually get around 4500' in any direction I go from my house sometimes a little more with everything stock. I made a homemade parabolic booster and can get an average of around 9000' with it
2017-7-26 16:13:53
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timnwcove
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Canada
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i still only fly out to my 500m max, but using some convoluted math.........i should be able to get out to 1285m before i loose connection between the bird and controller due to trees.   according to my calculations, the bird should have strong signal until the trees interfere at 1285m.
2017-8-1 15:02:27
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solentlife
First Officer
Flight distance : 94150
Latvia
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Out of box CE version no mods : ~300m urban  ~600m open country
ICARUS 27 mod stock antenna : ~600m urban  ~800m open country
ICARUS 27 + ARGTEK antenna : ~1000m urban  ~2300m open country
ICARUS 27 + ARGTEK antenna + double Windsurfer : ?? urban (not tested in urban area)  ~4300m open country
ICARUS 27 + ARGTEK antenna + 2W boosters : ?? urban (not tested in urbam area)  ~5000m open country

My Youtube channel "solentlifeuk" has on-board and screen videos of above for those interested in all the data - height etc.

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2017-8-1 22:18:53
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bluemarley67
lvl.3
Flight distance : 342266
United States
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in the country i was able to get abou 2,400m from myself no boosters when i had mine it was all stock right to the T.
2017-8-8 06:30:43
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DronerX
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United States
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Before I upgraded the antennas on the RC, the max I could get was about 500m.  With the antenna upgrade, I can routinely get 1000m.
2017-8-23 11:00:02
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DronerX
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Knobbynomates Posted at 2017-7-17 06:18
My only mod is 'PapaTita's Software mod' and I regularly get 2 - 3000 m

Care to elaborate on what the mod is?
2017-8-23 11:00:48
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Knobbynomates
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DronerX Posted at 2017-8-23 11:00
Care to elaborate on what the mod is?

Google is your friend - that will give you the answer and where to find it

It works well for me

Can't say any more

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2017-8-23 11:29:37
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epicdoom0
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Flight distance : 35893
United States
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no mods I got out to 2K regularly and lost signal.
Argtek mod I get out to 4300ft
DBS I've been out to 7600ft
2017-8-23 17:39:30
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fans15f676e4
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Flight distance : 61480
United States
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I live in an area with a lot of forest. I'm up high on top of a mountain top and I got 7400 ft. I don't normally push it . I have done it twice.
2017-8-26 08:28:03
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Rabe
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Flight distance : 289042
Germany
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In Europe we have the CE guidelines and this reduces the transmitting power compared to the guidelines in the USA
So to achieve a range of 500 meters in Europe is really good
2017-8-27 06:56:26
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Rabe
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Germany
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Yesterday I had perfekt conditions and I reached 800 m in 50 m altitude flying straight away from me. But  in the moment I turned the drone, the connection was lost.
I recognized this behaviour often before.  The best reception ist when the drone is facing away from me and I look at her backlights. So I can reach a distant point ant then have to trust RTH
2017-8-28 01:26:31
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dayviduk
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United Kingdom
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Newbee question , couldnt you just fly it backwards if you have LOS
2017-8-28 07:38:43
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KEM
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Flight distance : 31034
United States
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1600' out of the box. 1800' with the windsurfer and my biggest disappointment was almost 2000' with the ARGtek..
2017-8-28 15:53:27
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