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10k feet club!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by RVD98072, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. RVD98072

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    My RC has been upgraded to ITELITE. I used to get around 1k-2k range stock and then got around 5k range with my 3d printed parabolic range extender. My ITLITE is also about the same as the parabolic.

    However, today I went up to the rooftop deck at work and went out to 10k feet! Signals were strong the entire way. The only hiccup was when I turned the bird around it gave me a weak video transmission error but that went away. The RC connection was fine the entire time.

    I had around 50% of battery remaining when I got back so I could have pushed it a little more but didn't want to get caught in a bad headwind or something like that come back so I pulled back at 10k.
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    You are a lucky and a happy flier :)
     
  3. Alan Russel

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    Well done I have a new P3P (upgraded from standard) and am really impressed with its performance so far.
     
  4. GunnyPapa

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    Awesome, 6.2 miles. ALT was what. Like to see the log.
     
  5. sandman259

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    I'm surprised you only got 1k-2k range stock. I was able to get over a mile with my stock standard out in the country without even a windsurfer.


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  6. Mark The Droner

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    Don't you mean 10K feet club? 10K miles you could fly to China.
     
  7. robinb

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    I think he means 10K metres
     
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  8. Mark The Droner

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    So he can fly coast to coast? Cool...
     
  9. sandman259

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    10k is 6.2 miles...


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  10. happydays

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    The OP states 10k feet. That's 1.89 miles which isn't really that far. Maybe he means 10k metres?
     
  11. sandman259

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    Op state? Here in America 10k means 10 kilometers, which is 6.2 miles.


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  12. happydays

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    Erm, read it again...

    "However, today I went up to the rooftop deck at work and went out to 10k feet! Signals were strong the entire way. The only hiccup was when I turned the bird around it gave me a weak video transmission error but that went away. The RC connection was fine the entire time."

    10k = 10 thousand in the rest of the world...
     
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  13. Babyboy70363

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    10k means 10,000 here in America as well.......10km means 10 kilometers.
     
  14. RVD98072

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    sorry guys, i meant 10,000 feet horizontal distance so almost 2 miles!
     
  15. m0j0

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    Right... i always thought he meant 10K feet.
     
  16. RVD98072

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    Well, to be fair, I mostly fly at this one park near my office. It has some baseball diamonds, etc. and a lot of trees.

    With my non modded RC, I would get around 2000 ft before seeing some transmission errors. Once I got my 3d printed parabolic extender, I was able to get out to about 5000 ft or so before seeing errors. I have had the drone lose connection completely and go to RTH mode before 6000 ft.

    Once I got my ITElite, it was actually the same as the distance with my parabolic extender. I would see errors at around 5000 ft.

    Yesterday was the first time I went up to the roof of my office building (it's only a 2 story building but there are no other buildings or trees blocking me at that height) and that's when I hit 10k feet with no issues. Maybe next time I'll try for 15k feet? It is mostly over water so it's relatively safe I guess.
     
  17. Tony Cowan

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    Hope this is with standard. Easily get 18k feet with pro.
    Stock remote. No mod

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  18. nix240z

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    trees and wifi will kill signal, come fly in my area and your pro will only get you 3500ft max....
     
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  19. RVD98072

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    This is with the pro in suburban Seattle, WA.
     
  20. Tony Cowan

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    For sure each area different. I would test in another location.


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