Originally Posted by richardtheboffin
Today I maxed out the range on my Phantom in altitude. I am assuming this as it went into 'go home' mode and landed itself.
I read that the maximum range is 300M, which is pretty high.
I could still see the aircraft so I don't believe it was that high.
Is 300M regarded as the maximum safe range for an RC aircraft?
Do FPV flyers use increased range tx and rx units?
300 meters is more of a horizontal limit. With the 3dB antenna the beamwidth is more of a doughnut shape then a ball that an isotropic 1dB antenna would give you so your vertical is only about 100 meters as I also found out. This was before prop or motor balancing and the video out of the box with the GoPro water proof housing isn't too bad.