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    R9M / R9 slim plus

    whats your experience with this setup? Im about to give up on this and go with crossfire, no matter the antenna orientation it keeps giving me a crappy range
    using a moxon antenna for the TX and crossfire dipoles in the RX...but still crappy range

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    What range are you expecting and what are you getting?

    Iíve flown out 3km on the R9 Lite with 66% RSSI with the stock antennas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kef View Post
    What range are you expecting and what are you getting?

    Iíve flown out 3km on the R9 Lite with 66% RSSI with the stock antennas.
    3Km??? only in my dreams, by the time I reach 500mts (completely LOS, no buildings or trees in between) I get 50% or 60% and have to come back to avoid risking the bird

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    BTW. I have the flex firmware and of course tried the max power output

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    I'm seeing some *real* FrSky QC issues at the moment. I got a couple of brand new X4R receivers that only have 200 yards of range (reflashed and tried all the obvious fixes). I also have a low-range L9R and an R9 Slim that won't even bind (yes the right software version is on it). These receivers have been tried with multiple transmitters/modules.

    I had to laugh that FrSky have said they created ACCESS so that people wouldn't lose models by using FrSky-compatible gear from other manufacturers.

    Yeah... right! The knock-offs are actually a safer bet right now (IMHO).

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    What is the frequency band you are using and in what country do you fly? For what frquency is the antenna tuned?

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