Check out this 500mW Longish range test of the R9M and R9 Mini with RSSI Overlay! Get your Hawk 5 Racing Drone here… https://www.banggood.com/Emax-HAWK-5-FPV-Racing-RC-Drone-F4-OSD-BLHeli_S-30A-200mw-48CH-Foxeer-Arrow-Micro-V2-600TVL-Cam-PNP-p-1296496.html?p=SI17108037651201612X
Note: Don’t try this at home! Since the radio auto ranges you are better off setting it to 1000mW and let it scale when it needs to rather than losing your drone to a failsafe!! I was doing this to test this new R9M a half power to see how feasible it is to run on the internal battery. It would be nice if you can get away without external power on the 1W setting. I’m flying with the stock 200mW Hawk 5 VTX and at these distances and this sketchy-a-teretory I wouldn’t recommend it. I have had good luck to about a half mile without video trouble in my other canyon flight video but this one I lost video 3 times. The key is to keep your cool, remember what you last saw, try to gain elevation or get away from whatever is between you and your quad!
My Gear List:
Armattan Rooster (pre- built, great company!)
Fatshark Dom V3 goggles
Eachine Pro58 Video Reciever Module for Fatshark
Achilles Firmware that gives the Eachine Pro58 just about all of it’s super powers (including model find)
GoPro Hero5 Session (for HD flight footage on Drone)
Must have lens protectors for the session that have saved me a lot of money!
Alternative Camera if you don’t care about 4k and would rather crash a less expensive camera!:
UXii stubby antenna on drone (good for close range flights and doesn’t snag on anything)
Taranis X9D Plus SE (Love it!)
Taranis X9D Plus with upgraded hall gimbals
Hall Sensor Gimbals to upgrade your X9D plus:
If you don’t already have a radio get the Qx7s or X9D SE It has a lot of upgrades for less money than you could do them for yourself.
Canon 80D (great for video and photos!)
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Music in this video
Track: TULE – Lost [NCS Release]
Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
Free Download / Stream: ncs.io/LostYO
JPB – High [NCS Release]
FREE DOWNLOAD; bit.ly/JPBHigh
Listen on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv6WImqSuxA
1 February 2015