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New Pilot in North Texas

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Hammy, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Hammy

    Sep 19, 2016
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    Hey guys!

    Picked up my P4 about 20 days ago and I've been flying like a mad man. 380k feet of total distance over about 50 flights. Some as short as 100 feet and a few over 20k feet. I can't get enough. I am using a Nexus 7 (2013) which works really well.

    As I have gotten more comfortable, I have flown farther and farther. Hitting a max of just over 10k feet distance. There have been a few struggles including keeping signal strength. IE...I would lose signal at 1500 but yet be able to make 10k if I fight though it. On a distance flight, I would drop at 2k, 3.5k, 5k, 7k...and so on.
    This is when I found Phantompilots.com and a post by Davphys...

    LONG, detailed review of extended range options

    Because of that I purchased the ITelite (unboosted). The install took me about 25 mins and that was including having to reopen the controller when I miss ran the internal cables. Easy. All my flights since then have been much improved. Due to the obstacles close to where I fly I haven't really had an increase in range but the video feed and the ability to stay in control has gotten much better. I can't wait till I can get out to a really open area again.

    Anyway, I am happy to be here and I excited about what I will learn from you guys.

    dirkclod and clackey like this.
  2. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
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    May 9, 2014
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    Amory Mississippi
    Great choice Hammy, I have 3 birds and all have the itelite .

    Welcome to the forum .
    I hope you will find our site helpful and look forward to any input , photo's/video's you might post .
    Don't be shy and ask anything if you can't find it by searching .
    This bunch here are the smartest you will find anywhere :)
  3. Hammy

    Sep 19, 2016
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    Thanks! I will definitely be crawling though the forums looking for some good new info. I am still learning how to take show-able video and pictures so I don't have much of that yet. I'm sure I will soon.
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