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Old 05-23-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Futaba 7c 72Mhz Transmitter and R149DP Receiver, 200m Ground range?

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For those of you who use this transmitter and/or receiver, does a 200m ground range through a few single story houses seem acceptable or far too short?

Here is a picture of how i have the receiver cable ran.

The cable runs down to the landing gear, then back up through a 18" 'straw'. As you can see there is some slack on the top still.

With this setup, I'm able to power on the hexacopter in the back yard at 0% Throttle. Walking out around 190m-200m through houses, my fail safe will start to trigger (The props will start to spool up slowly).

Is this normal ground range for this kind of setup or should i be seeing more range?

I plan to do a test on a flat open road once the weather clears up; it's been rainy the last few days here in Edmonton.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: Futaba 7c 72Mhz Transmitter and R149DP Receiver, 200m Ground range?

Still have to have line of sight for FPV.
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