I've finally progressed to the point in my build/training/practicing with my CS8 that I was ready to go "under the hood" today for some FPV flying with my FatShark Predator goggles. I've used these with my quadcopter and its little 250mW transmitter and janky receiver along with their cloverleaf antennas. I've been able to squeak out close to 1/4 mile range with that setup, albeit with a ton of static and some anxious moments as I scramble to orient the bird in a way that'll restore reception. Not an altogether comfortable experience! When I spec'd out and ordered my CS8 kit, I wanted the best FPV downlink available, so I got the 1.5W Mondo Extreme transmitter and the YellowJacket 5.8 USB Diversity Receiver, along with two 5.8GHz RHCP Patch Vitennas. I've been using a SmallHD LCD display for the last week or so because I wasn't ready to use the FatShark goggles yet, and I was just periodically checking the display, and it seemed good. So today I flew off from my back porch and headed to the nearby beach. Suffice it to say it was as if I was watching a good quality cable TV broadcast, not a wireless FPV downlink. Not a single scratch of static, and a very clear picture the whole time. I was at about 80-85 meters altitude, and was about 200-300 meters away, and it was as clear as it was sitting on my dining room table. I'm really astonished, but I guess I shouldn't be, as Kyle at Quadrocopter told me this was good s##t, and gosh darn it, he was right.