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Old Feb 14, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Thanks in advance to everyone for your help. I see that this is a very helpful forum. SO I guess Ill start with my FPV configuration. Here Goes:

Easy Star with stryker motor and ESC running with mostly 2100 3s lipos.
Spektrum DX6i tx with 6100 RX


Readymade 480 camera
900mhz rx with 8dbi patch mounted on Tripod. frim readymade
900mhz tx 500 mw power mounted on wing about 6 inches off fuse. also readymade

Eagletree OSD expander with data logger and GPS

receiver (spektrum) mounted outside of fuse just below removable hatch.

My question is pretty simple. I just don't have the nerve to head outside of 1500 feet. I have actually lost radio contact a couple of times temporarily but recovered. I think this may have been due to the direction my spectrum antennae was pointed. How far are you guys able to fly with a setup like this? Is my video tx situated too close to my other stuff? How far apart do they need to be? I see all kind of setups with the tx right in front of the wing.1500 feet just doesnt seem very far to me and with the stryker motor on this thing I can cover 1500 feet FAST. It does have great vertical clime though.

Also, i am considering a draonlink or something similar. Any suggestions?

Again, thanks for looking and helping.
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