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18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
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30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
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29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
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FPV range test of DX6i until the bitter end

Started by JAB1a, Sunday,April 21, 2013, 21:21:11

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JAB1a

Hi All,
Today I decided to check the range of my DX6i by flying FPV low level in a straight line until I lost signal. I checked my fail safe to make sure it would give 0% throttle. The video signal stayed rock solid the hole time until the bitter end. I flew into the wind incase I had to make a hasty retreat with the wind behind me.

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Balders

Looked longer than 600m in flight mate.  I';ve had dropouts at 800m but that was at around 100ft altitude. That';s my worst. Best I';ve had is 1200m.

All things considered, and at near ground level, that';s still pretty good for a cheap transmitter :)
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JAB1a

Thanks Balders, I normally try and never go over 300meters just to be safe and also for my spotter to still be able to keep a naked eye on the Quadcopter, before this the furthest I had been was 350meters and that was by accident as the wind carried me while at high altitude.
I kept it low and sacrificed some distance to minimise damage when it crashed/gently floated to the ground after signal loss  :laugh:

Gaza07

Monday,April 22, 2013, 20:53:03 #3 Last Edit: Monday,April 22, 2013, 21:13:37 by Gaza07
What Rx were you using in the test ?

peter_a


JAB1a

I was using..
•Spektrum AR6210 6 Channel Full Range Receiver with satellite attached

both were sat horizontal zip tied on the top of the back two arms so at some points the motor bells will get in the way of signal I guess.

Gaza07

They do recommend that you try to get one antenna horizontal and one vertical it might make a difference to the range but not sure, as said above though the range would increase with more height to, excellent test though   ~~

JAB1a

Thanks Gaza,

I had the receiver vertical and the satellite horizontal before this video but as I have no landing gear one of the antenna on the Rx was getting bent and chewed every time I landed so now have them both horizontal, If I ever do the test again I will make sure I have them different  :smiley: