Mavic and Windsurfer

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    DrPeppar Well-Known Member

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    ive seen some video of folks losing signal at about a mile out due to trees and such which is perfectly acceptable. With my P3P I lost connection in one direction specifically and I popped on the windsurfers and problem solved.

    Do the P3 windsurfers fit on the Mavic antenna?
    See I don't know because I ordered my Mavic (flyless) way too late direct from DJI (9/28) so it will be a few more months before I see it at least. I'm probably in the 4th or 5th round of shipments maybe, fingers crossed! bastards
     
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    Thanks, msinger.
    Are the Mavic antenna too small or too big?
     
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    The Mavic remote controller and antennas are much smaller than the P3 remote controller and antennas.
     
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    Excellent Thanks again, brah
     
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    Here's a comparison:

    Phantom-Mavic-RC-Comparison.jpg
     
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    The Mavic controller looks like a prime candidate for the DBS2.2 setup. Maybe that will be solved by the time I buy Mavic after Christmas.

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    Not sure if this is the drone for long range beyond line of sight.
     
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    Why not?
     
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    Let's see.... Mavic is rated for 4 miles range, this means two miles easy. It will fly over 20 minutes, which is about an 8 to 10 mile flight distance (24-30 mph average). If VLOS for Mavic is a half mile, these facts seem to indicate this craft can easily and competently fly beyond VLOS with little trouble, just like P4.
     
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    it means it can fly 7km or 4.3 miles one way? Right?

    So theory might be this- at optimum speed 4.3 miles in perfect conditions should be achieved in 50% of battery etc.

    I'm sorry but the P4 could NEVER do that without help.

    Of course I don't know if the Mavic can either


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    Your P4 should be able to surpass 2 miles with Windsurfer (custom channel 22, quality bitrate set to 4mbps). Your right, in stock form it stumbles at less than a mile, often, but when using a custom low traffic channel set at 4mbps I've gone 15,000 in ideal conditions using Windsurfer. I go beyond 2 miles most anywhere with the Inspire controller.

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    I meant without a RC assist! I've flown way further than 4 miles! But I have a panel antenna


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    Unless you want to experiment like the guy in the video
     
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