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<1km 12 13.19%
1km - 2km 26 28.57%
2km - 3km 7 7.69%
3km - 4km 8 8.79%
4km - 5km 5 5.49%
5km - 6km 2 2.20%
6km - 7km 0 0%
7km - 8km 4 4.40%
9km - 10km 4 4.40%
10km - 15km 10 10.99%
15km - 20km 9 9.89%
20km - 30km 0 0%
30km - 40km 0 0%
40km - 50km 1 1.10%
50km - 75km 3 3.30%
75km + 0 0%
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 09:59 PM
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2013 FPV Distance - Personal best

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"What was your 2013 personal best fpv distance?"

Got a news years resolution?
Like "drop 20 lbs", "fix the stairs", "cure cancer", "fly a 20km fpv flight". You know the usual stuff.

Feel free to share some stories, pics and videos of your 2013 personal best distance via fpv and any new goal distances for 2014.

Mine. I hadn't really planned this. I was shooting for just 5km but when it looked like the video was gonna hold and the radio control, I knew I had 7km in the bag once I got to 6km. My dad was with me and asked where the plane was. He nearly choked when I told him it was 4 miles away. I flew this on 2.4ghz 9xr with a 2w booster. 600 mw 5.8 video. 2014 my first goal is 10km, after that 15km.

FPV Personal Best Distance - 7 km - Hobby King Bixler 2 (5 min 15 sec)
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 01:53 PM
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Whoever submitted 50-75km....PLEASE post your story, setup or video of it. Pretty please.
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 02:59 PM
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7km is good. 7km and 400ft up is fantastic! nice
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 05:40 PM
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Whoever submitted 50-75km....PLEASE post your story, setup or video of it. Pretty please.
From reading NutBag's profile, my guess would be that one of his gliders got away from him. Which has happen to me, but not technically FPV at that point is it.. Plus mine was never herd from again, so I can only assume it's circumnavigated the globe at this point.

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7km is good. 7km and 400ft up is fantastic! nice
Nice, combining metrics with SAE.... Now if I only knew what kilometer was... and why it has to have so many syllables...
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 06:29 PM
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Hehehe....

I've told the story too many times...
http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....l=1#post368678

Not bad for a hobbyking plane.... All the info is out there, you just gotta find it
No one made it easy for me so im doing you a favour in the long run by paying it forward.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1825904

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2303


Here's the deal peeps... Show me you can fly 40km with a phantom using the pics and all the setup info ive posted about 10 times in the phantom thread (i have over 200 posts in that thread alone) and ill give you everything you need to get to 65km... Balls not included
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 06:32 PM
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From reading NutBag's profile, my guess would be that one of his gliders got away from him. Which has happen to me, but not technically FPV at that point is it..
Guessed wrong

I too have lost a moulded f3B glider to the thermal gods many years ago... Would love to see the hole it made when it finally came down!
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 07:24 PM
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Could not do any flight on 2013, but my goal for 2014 is limited by the sun availability only. My solar Queen bee will get a boost of more efficient solar cells. I think 100km+ will be doable.
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 07:28 PM
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Good stuff Alex, your range flights have been quiet for a while
Get that awesome bird back out there.
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 07:39 PM
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12.28 Miles is my best which is a hair under 20km.
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 07:58 PM
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Its a boat though, hard to go more than 1K when the lake is only 300m
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 08:21 PM
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17 odd clicks atm.....
I am aiming for 50 + this year. Lots of LR this year.
http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....ARDERBOARDS%29
My son ( 14 yr old ) does the piloting, I do the worrying.
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Old Jan 02, 2014, 09:38 PM
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I personally would like to push my SkyWalker out to 5klm's which for some is a daily affair but the furthest I've flown it so far is 3.5klm's. After that I'll see what my link is like and then try for 1.5klm's more each flight hoping to get out to 10klm's by the year is out again.
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Old Jan 03, 2014, 08:05 AM
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I went 900+ yards on my FPV Summit Truck using
1.3ghz Video and DragonLink UHF. I almost lost it trying
to find my way home. I wanna reach 1 mile on the ground:-)
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Old Jan 03, 2014, 04:40 PM
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Small steps

Cracking 2 Km will feel good! I keep reinventing the setup which requires retesting for reliability. Still more goodies on order, a stabilizer so I don't feel so vulnerable peering around with a P&T using an 8mm lens and a Trinity to eliminate groping for knobs. Duration wise I am good for at least 15 Km, though I don't see that happening soon. Still have issues with my LRS and need to wring the best out of my video link. And I'm renovating , and there's Heli's, Gliders, and 3Der's to fly.......
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Old Jan 03, 2014, 07:48 PM
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I went 900+ yards on my FPV Summit Truck using
1.3ghz Video and DragonLink UHF. I almost lost it trying
to find my way home. I wanna reach 1 mile on the ground:-)
your tellin me the RTH function didnt work?
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