OK. I didn't expect solid 500 meter range from a $140 toy. But I thought I might get a little farther than 50 meters out at 30 meters altitude. It is cutting out even before the wifi telemetry to my phone does. Where is the weakest link here?
Should I try to bind one of my other DSM transmitters? I do like the idea of the cheap compact transmitter I can tuck in my bag with the cheap drone, and the telemetry is also handy even if it's just tones.
Should I try relocating the receiving antenna? It looks like it might be in one of the arms and quite close to the signal-sucking/noise generating motor wires. I'm sure support for a satellite/diversity receiver would be far too much to ask.
Has anyone experimented with getting better range? I don't expect the moon, but it would be nice to be able test/demonstrate the ability to fly a few waypoints without it entering failsafe mode when it gets to the far side of my yard and I am reluctant to give up the security of the receiver failsafe setting.