I set up a 5k circuit of waypoints, with a max distance from the ground station of 1.6k, and set the Raptor to fly it, and continue to fly it, even if it lost radio signal on the Tx or the Telemetry connection.
The 9x started losing signal about 1.6k or 1mi away, while the 100mA 900mhz telemetry held strong at about 60% during the longest range points.
I'll have to try it a little further on the telemetry to see what it's maximum range is.
Thank you to all the support on getting the Failsafe to work correctly: http://diydrones.com/group/apmusergroup/forum/topics/continue-missi...
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