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Old Mar 07, 2014, 05:56 AM
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Transmitter distance

I thought I read once that my transmitter would work up to 3000ft.? Is that realistic? Even 2000ft seems a long way. That's 666 yds. Guess I should have asked a while back because I've only been going about 300-400.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 06:17 AM
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Do a range test and remove all doubt.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 08:23 AM
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The Spektrum PARK FLYER receivers/transmitter combos have been tested to work up to 3.7 miles line of sight.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Unless you're flying like a 1/2-scale or 5M w/s model, you are probably good for range beyond being able to tell which way up it is
I have a 1.5M w/s model that was so far away I was having trouble telling which way it was headed ! Not even a twitch of a problem
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 03:59 PM
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As noted above, for normal RC flying you don't need to be concerned at all about the range of the radio. It's always the range of your eyesight that is the limiting factor.
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