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Ten Mile DJI Phantom 2 Endurance Test Flight

January 30, 2015 - Comment

Is A Ten Mile DJI Phantom 2 Endurance Test Flight Possible? If you’ve ever wondered just how far a standard DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter, powered by a stock battery can fly you may be very surprised that ten miles is quite possible. Watch this amazing Ten Mile DJI Phantom 2 Endurance Test Flight Video The

Is A Ten Mile DJI Phantom 2 Endurance Test Flight Possible?

If you’ve ever wondered just how far a standard DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter, powered by a stock battery can fly you may be very surprised that ten miles is quite possible.

Watch this amazing Ten Mile DJI Phantom 2 Endurance Test Flight Video

The route

The Phantom 2 Pilot, Shawn Overton, decided to test his DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter to see just how far it could fly in a straight-ish line, at a fairly constant height above ground, and certainly with no aerobatics! Just as smooth and as steady as possible to get the maximum distance possible.

Now, this wasn’t a test of the range of the transmitter so obviously so a ‘chase’ vehicle driven, by someone else, was used to keep within radio range of the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter. No need for the Return Home feature to be used in this particular test as the Quadcopter was kept in sight at all times.

The whole test was videoed with a GoPro Camera, of course, whilst the Quadcopter was flying along and above a very deserted road in Nevada. That’s not something most of us would have access to. So this video will save you having to look for a similar road, in the middle of nowhere, to test your particular DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter.

Over 10 Miles flown!

The flight distance achieved was a little over ten miles, 54,100 ft in fact, it was in the air for over 15 minutes and it traveled at around 40 MPH during most of the test. That’s quite a result!

Other models will vary in their performance, of course, but if nothing else this endurance test shows just what a stock DJI Phantom can do and would be an indication of what could be expected with other brands and models – give or take a mile or two!

Something that makes this test all the more impressive is that it started at quite a high altitude of 3,410 ft where the air is thinner than at sea-level, so the blades would have been working harder up there. Admittedly it was a ‘downhill run’ which would have helped the Phantom on it’s way, but it is very impressive none the less.

Is an even longer flight possible?

As there was still quite a bit of power left in the battery at the end of this epic ten mile flight it is quite possible it could have made another mile or two. In fact the pilot admits that he had the controller’s maximum distance limiter set to 10 miles. So maybe without that restriction even this awesome Ten Mile DJI Phantom 2 Endurance Test Flight could be bettered. Time will tell, no doubt.

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