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Gamerfanatic
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Curious to see how far out people have flown. To clarify, this is distance from the controller at any given point, not a total travel distance of a flight.
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2015-12-16
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Jkeller84
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15,000 feet with the DBSmods kit. Pretty good for this area.


2015-12-16
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Jkeller84 Posted at 2015-12-17 09:26
15,000 feet with the DBSmods kit. Pretty good for this area.

can you pack this thing in a hardshell backpack after antenna upgrade?
2015-12-16
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DJI-Tim Posted at 2015-12-16 23:29
can you pack this thing in a hardshell backpack after antenna upgrade?

It removes easily, and there is room for it in my Drone Crate case
2015-12-16
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot
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About 13,250', very rural, flat area. Stock P3Pro with Windsurfer and Marco Polo tracker.
2015-12-16
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CapitAn
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l flew 12,000 feet today over water without losing a bar.
2015-12-16
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot
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CapitAn Posted at 2015-12-16 22:42
l flew 12,000 feet today over water without losing a bar.

CapitAn,

12k, you're getting out there! Nice to pass by you again! It is time for a new avatar, though.

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2015-12-17
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nrgwise
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Stock P3P (no antenna mods) just yesterday flew 2.4 miles/12,672' one way out over the valley between peaks.  Probably could have gone farther but wasn't really trying.  Was doing test/planning runs for a multi-leg GS flight I am trying to put together.  This one was just to see how close I could get to an exact spot in both location and final altitude so someone else could retrieve the quad while I made my way there to go the next leg.  I did, however, just order a booster like the windsurfer to help with this endeavor.
2015-12-17
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Stock P3A. Flying out to catch the fireworks at Millport!


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2015-12-17
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Rocket_Aus
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Just over 8km out back battery mod and dbs ...just added sunhans so should crack the 10km mark
2015-12-17
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nrgwise
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CapitAn Posted at 2015-12-16 23:42
l flew 12,000 feet today over water without losing a bar.

Do you use the Itelite? (sp?)
2015-12-17
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arives
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Flew 9000+ feet  over water. No problems. Stock machine. Came back just before the machine was about to land as I was at 16% battery. Stopped to take stills several times, or I could have made it back with plenty to spare on the battery. Love the bird.
2015-12-17
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2015-12-17 08:26
CapitAn,

12k, you're getting out there! Nice to pass by you again! It is time for a new avatar, t ...

Yes, that avatar's getting a little old now

l don't come here much any more, it's good to see you're still here - active and helpful.
Have you moved onto the Inspire yet? l'm loving this P3P. it's a warm winter here so it's still flying.

Andrea.
2015-12-17
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nrgwise Posted at 2015-12-17 10:51
Do you use the Itelite? (sp?)

Hi Chris,

No, the P3 is just stock. lt goes for miles. l had full signal with no hiccups at 12,000ft but brought it home because it was windy with light snow. l wanted to make sure it would get home before losing battery.
My son did install the Itelite on the P2, and promptly took it over (thanks again   )
Apparently it would go for miles if he could keep FPV.
Do you have a P3 now?
2015-12-17
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot
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CapitAn Posted at 2015-12-17 15:52
Yes, that avatar's getting a little old now

l don't come here much any more, it's good to see  ...

Andrea,

No Inspire. Still got the P2V+ (locked on old FW and SW), the P3Pro and a Solo. Cold here, 20's (F) this week. Flying on and off when the weather cooperates. Look through the threads everyday when I can but don't post much anymore. Miss the old group. Will be getting crazy around here after Christmas! Good to hear from you again!

Jerry
2015-12-17
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nrgwise
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CapitAn Posted at 2015-12-17 16:58
Hi Chris,

No, the P3 is just stock. lt goes for miles. l had full signal with no hiccups at 12,00 ...

Hey Andrea,
Yes, A P3P and love it!  Only added the gimbal saver from Killer RC and a carbon fiber shield.  I fly with an Nvidia Shield and use Litchi.  This bird is amazing!  I did order a Windsurfer though.  Should have it in a couple days.  Not really a mod, but can't hurt.

Not sure what I am going to do with my P2.  My grandson is a bit young for it.  But it just sits there now.  Glad your son is getting good use of yours.  Do you fly together?  Like you I am enjoying the warm December.  I flew yesterday - 50 degrees.

Chris

2015-12-17
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danielmcl9
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only 100 meters my controller is not allowing me to fly more than that i lose RC signal after 100 meters
2015-12-17
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Gamerfanatic
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Wow, we've got some people flying really far out. Impressive.
2015-12-17
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CapitAn
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nrgwise Posted at 2015-12-17 17:24
Hey Andrea,
Yes, A P3P and love it!  Only added the gimbal saver from Killer RC and a carbon fiber  ...

My son's now in his 20s and moved out on his own this summer. So l only got the chance to fly with him once this year.
I have a couple of friends in town who own P3s and we've flown together a couple of times - much more fun than flying alone!
l'm glad you're loving the P3, they're pretty amazing aren't they? l don't have any of the features other than course lock because l'm on original FW and the old Pilot app, but it's still perfect, lol.

Chris and Jerry l'd love to keep up with you guys, this is me: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC009uXJ5q2onJfggLkiXVhQ

Andrea
2015-12-18
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nrgwise
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CapitAn Posted at 2015-12-18 05:39
My son's now in his 20s and moved out on his own this summer. So l only got the chance to fly with ...

Thanks Andrea, added you to my sub list.  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8w652TPXTVcWV0gZ3wOhwQ

Not much on the channel at the moment, but this will change.
2015-12-18
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callumkscott198
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2.2kms I don't know what that is in feet, over open ocean !!!
2015-12-18
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2015-12-17 17:00
Andrea,

No Inspire. Still got the P2V+ (locked on old FW and SW), the P3Pro and a Solo. Cold here ...

Hadn't thought about the "Christmas Rush"  I don't want to wish anyone ill but I can imagine on the 26th and 27th the number of posts starting "Crashed Drone"
2015-12-19
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[RCG]Balthazar
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This is the craziest I've seen and I can feel the panic just by looking at the battery level and warnings they get towards the end :O


I have 3.1km with a P1 (Followed it in a car while recording path on cell phone)
2 km with a P2 (According to Flytrex)
No clue about the P3

2015-12-19
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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2015-12-20 03:50
This is the craziest I've seen and I can feel the panic just by looking at the battery level and war ...

WoW!
That's incredible
2015-12-19
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Jkeller84 Posted at 2015-12-17 01:26
15,000 feet with the DBSmods kit. Pretty good for this area.

Great video and perfect flight. I've only just purchased my phantom 3 advanced and will already be upgrading my controller.
2015-12-20
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Flight Raptor
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With the DBS mod listed above, I achieved a rountrip of 21,288.3ft........NOTE:  I was really pushing the battery limit on this and certainly won't do that again



2015-12-21
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Just a note:  If you have a modded controller and are looking to set a personal travel distance with your bird, do it on a very calm day.  The wind, depending on which way you are going could cause an issue.  For example.  I was showing my uncle my P3P and took it out about 3200 feet away.  The wind was a little stiff on the way back and the battery went down A LOT as it flew back.  So if you are looking at a long distance flight to set some personal record, do it on a calm day or your bird may not be able to make it all the way back.

That being said, I went bout nearly 17,000 feet with my P3P (modded controller Itelite) on a pretty calm day.  Had about 20% battery power left when it landed.  I was a little nervous.
2015-12-21
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DrACE Posted at 2015-12-21 09:22
Just a note:  If you have a modded controller and are looking to set a personal travel distance with ...

Cannot emphasize this point enough.  you definitely want a calm day or your quad might not make it back!
2015-12-21
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Flight Raptor Posted at 2015-12-21 09:23
Cannot emphasize this point enough.  you definitely want a calm day or your quad might not make it ...

I agree with both of the posts above. Calm days are very important.
2015-12-21
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2015-12-21
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nrgwise
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Well obviously it can and does.  In thinner air your quad has to exert more battery power to retain the same lift via faster spinning motors.  When I fly in the valley I can get up to 21 minutes flight time and routinely 17 to 20.  When I go to any of the peaks and fly off those (minimum 2600 feet higher in altitude for the lowest, and I know they are not that high compared to others) there is a noticeable decrease in flight time - up to 6 minutes.  
2015-12-21
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10500 at Borrego Springs in the middle of the desert.    In town, no more than about 2500' or so.

It was boring, though...just a lot of this:

2015-12-30
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sifu128
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Very impressive flights!!
2015-12-31
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Jkeller84 Posted at 2015-12-17 09:26
15,000 feet with the DBSmods kit. Pretty good for this area.

How are you to achieve these heights as the limit is 400 feet??
2015-12-31
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sifu128 Posted at 2015-12-31 11:38
How are you to achieve these heights as the limit is 400 feet??

Distance, not height. I was right at 400 ft for this flight
2015-12-31
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Sweet!!! Thanks for helping me understand
2015-12-31
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13000 feet over the ocean, no modifications
2015-12-31
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Flyin'Bryan Posted at 2016-1-1 01:27
Using the p3 and Litchi, no mods, 10,577 feet over city streets on a 28 degree clear cold winter nig ...

You didn't lose video signal?!
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I just ordered the DBS mod. I typically fly from my backyard that borders the woods and can only fly south, as an airport is exactly 5.1 miles to north.  My stock P3A drops video feed at like 1,100 ft. away due to obstruction. Really hoping this mod improves my range.  
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2015-12-17 23:00
Andrea,

No Inspire. Still got the P2V+ (locked on old FW and SW), the P3Pro and a Solo. Cold here ...

How do you like the Solo?
Looks like I might have to save up for one
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