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Hello gentlemen, I have the Typhoon h with the Intelrealsense. I got the no-fly-zone released and was wondering how far have you taken your drone. I've gone as far as 3000ft out at 45ft up and had no problems. I'm just curious the fartherest people have taken this bird. YUNEEC says it will go out as far as a mile and a half, but someone on YouTube says it will just go out 3\4 of a mile. What is the real distance.

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The real answer is... there is no real answer... too many variables... area flown in, GPS satellites acquired, type of antenna used, K-index and weather that day, the electromagnetic forces that enable trees to pull aircraft into their black widow lair without mercy... :eek:

Short answer... too far is anytime you cannot get back and land safely.
 
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Ron... agreed... don't know if anyone has tried to obtain empirical evidence, but I'd bet with the performance of H batteries, those 2 figures are not far from each other... obviously too many variables to add to that mix, to put it to the test.
 

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The Theoretical distance depends on atmospheric conditions, and antennas you are using which could be several miles. 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz are very line of sight , and even a tree leaf could interfere with the signal on 5.8.
Actual distance depends on your eye sight. At 3000 feet, all you are going to be able to see is a small dot. You will not be able to tell orientation. You are also pushing the limits of being able to safely return to your area for a safe landing.
I personally have been out to 4000 feet at 150 feet altitude. My video kept dropping, and took my eyes off the aircraft to look at the controller and lost sight of it. Good thing for the RTH feature. Learned my lesson on that flight.
Now I stay usually no more than 1500 feet out. I can still see which way I am flying. Not really sure why people expect to be able to fly out miles and miles. These are professional hobby aircraft, not NASA budgeted drones. I would rather walk/drive to get closer to what I want to photograph than risk loosing my H on a long distance flight.
 
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Thanks, I was just curious what other people are getting. 4000ft is very far, I had once gone a total distance of 3800ft and I had to rely on what I could see on my remote. I didn't have any problems YUNEEC says it will go up to a mile and a half, out-of-the-box. Some people say it will only go up to 3/4 of a mile. I agree that If I was to fly 4000ft, I would just drive closer to whatever it was I'm trying to film.
 

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