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06-08-2014 11:28 PM  4 years agoPost 1
rudyy

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E. Amherst, NY

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I am thinking of doing a super high altitude auto i.e. take it up high enough close to or beyond eyesight and then hit throttle hold. I just wonder if I need to worry about the receiver range before attempting this.

Rudy

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06-08-2014 11:46 PM  4 years agoPost 2
Steve Graham

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If you can still see it well enough to fly it you don't need to worry about RX range if as long as your electronics are set up well.

I do autos like this all the time. A lot of people never fly their helis out very far but I learned early on to practice doing this on the sim as well as IRL.

In Colorado our autos finish at very high altitude LOL.

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06-08-2014 11:47 PM  4 years agoPost 3
TMoore

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Bring able to see it is the big thing. Range is fine.

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06-08-2014 11:50 PM  4 years agoPost 4
rudyy

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I do one today and it is really up high already and I cannot tell if it is levelled or not and I cannot see the tail. I need to keep piroing it during the descent in order for me to know the orientation. So, I am thinking to bring it up even higher.

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06-09-2014 12:54 AM  4 years agoPost 5
Stephen Born

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Landing on the skids should be more of a concern.

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06-09-2014 02:55 AM  4 years agoPost 6
unclejane

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I'm still testing the range of my Futabas, but you'd lose sight of it before it went out of range if your rig is a Fut. 2.4ghz.

Flying out of range is a major hazard for me, tho, due to being all FPV, but I've gone as far as a mile with no interruption in the connection with my 8FGS rigs. Before realizing I'd better turn around....

Do try to not point the antenna directly at the machine, though. Even at fairly close range, you can go into failsafe momentarily by doing that. Otherwise, no problem.

LS

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06-09-2014 04:15 AM  4 years agoPost 7
Twrecks600

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Round Rock, Texas

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I've gone up 1800 feet according to my telemetry module and while I really couldn't see it, I just kept it at what I thought was level and landed the model at my feet!! I love doing high autos!!

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