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2.1 mile distance flights and how I do it

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by tizzl10, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. tizzl10

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    a lot of folks are asking how I get these distances with my phantom vision+. Here is the rundown of my parts. My vision+ aircraft is completely stock as well as my wifi repeater.

    Control:
    5.8ghz panel (or patch) antenna
    http://www.amazon.com/Antenna-Aerial-Re ... el+antenna

    5.8ghz amplifier
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-Sunhans-S ... 19eae7fb09

    ufl to rp-sma pigtails for antenna
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-fl-IPX-RP-SMA ... 2327b89f9a

    battery to power the 5.8ghz amp
    http://www.amazing1.com/products/12vdc- ... ttery.html

    adapter for battery to power the amp
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ICZ ... UTF8&psc=1

    wifi Video:
    iOS or android phantom vision+ wifi booster app
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/vision+-wi- ... ?ls=1&mt=8

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... fi_booster

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzMJojxp9pM[/youtube]
     

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  2. D_Tshudy

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    I'm totally new to antenna mods so be gentle if I ask a stupid question. First, thanks for posting this. It's helpful.

    You listed both a patch antenna and that Sunhans amp which also appears to have an antenna. I can't tell from the photo of the controller - where is the patch antenna? It looks like the Sunhans is pigtailed to the controller.
     
  3. tizzl10

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    here's another view.
     

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  4. D_Tshudy

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    Much better. Now it's clear.
     
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    What's the app your using in the video?
     
  6. polo-kracher

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    on top its flytrex (.com)
     
  7. polo-kracher

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    the middle one is "dashware"
     
  8. tizzl10

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    yes, that's correct.. flytrex for flight data and dashware to overlay the graphics in the video.
     
  9. polo-kracher

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    i got 550m max, bought the same setup you got and now im wayting for the parts to get in
     
  10. tizzl10

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    cool..let us know how it works out.
     
  11. Detroit

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    What a nice video. I just bought my Vision+ today and im waiting for it to come. I will only be using Android devices and was wondering if they have a wifi extender for Android?
     
  12. tizzl10

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    yes, the app is available on android as well. I would suggest though to get use to flying the vision+ first (if you are not already familiar or had previous quads) before installing the app.
     
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    Good instruction and clear pictures. I like the flexibility of your 5.8G amplifier setup with the clamp. If you don't fly long range, you may simply bypass the 5.8G amp. Great idea. :D
     
  14. tizzl10

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    thanks Tony..it took a good while to come up with a mounting solution for the amp. at first I had it velco'd on the top of the transmitter case but it wasn't very stable due to the weight of the amp..looked around and saw my clamp on my old vision and decided to use that..not all that in the looks department but works great.
     
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    I think your setup it's much easier to adjust the aiming angle to the aircraft with the clamp ball joint. I found sometimes it's hard to adjust between 5.8G aiming angle when I screw the patch direct to the controller's pigtail and FPV screen glaring.
     
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    yea I currently have a p2 h3 3d but have never flown fpv. I am searching in the android play store on my phone and can't find the wifi extender?

    Sent from my Galaxy S5 using my neighbors internet
     
  17. tizzl10

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    no, the wifi extender is the hardware.. the app is here:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... fi_booster
     
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    Why? What's the goal here?

    It would be cool if you were able to capture interesting video along the way but slow flying super boring video over mundane territory begs the question.

    What's the point other than putting viewers to sleep?
     
  19. tizzl10

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    the point is the distance, Einstein. I never said the video was at all interesting. Troll elsewhere, buddy.
     
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    What is the point of the distance Tupperware pilot guy?

    Why should people think it is interesting?

    Stop dodging already with the troll comment.

    p.s not your buddy.