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Range - Theoretical Vs Reality

I’m sure this has been a topic in threads many times, but I’m darned if I can find it :grimacing:

I’m pretty happy and in agreement with my theoretical range at 40kft (1st image tar1090 blue line with 8 hours of tracks) and what I’m actually getting (2nd image VRS showing a running maximum).
Obviously it very much depends on traffic and most aircraft are flying in the 30k region, but I’m glad this matches pretty well :smiley:
I’m maxed out at 232Nm

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At least it shows you do not have nothing other than geographical limitations in your area

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I check mine from time to time and my actual max range under flat conditions generally ties in nicely with the predicted max range. I love it when a plan comes together :slight_smile:

tracks

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how do you do that in VRS ?? So cool

It’s a setting for the users opening the map. If you have the web interface enabled, you find it in the Options:

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From this menu :+1:

receiverrange

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