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4G/LTE Hotspot on board the Phantom to increase FPV range?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by ilovecoffee, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. ilovecoffee

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    Hey gang,

    Any network pros around? I'm thinking it should theoretically be possible to strap a light weight 4g mobile Hotspot to the phantom and have it act as a bridge and VPN (or something equivalent) to operate the FPV over a cell network. Thoughts? Given that the Phantom runs openwrt I don't see this as a problem from the Phantom itself, but whether or not there is a mini Hotspot that is capable of running these things. A lightweight Android phone may even work.
     
  2. Bombular

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    Re: 4G/LTE Hotspot on board the Phantom to increase FPV rang

    Data charges
     
  3. ilovecoffee

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    Re: 4G/LTE Hotspot on board the Phantom to increase FPV rang

    LOL, yes depending on where you live it might be prohibitive but I'm thinking of a pay-as-you-go option. Similar to how people have to have sim cards for GPS trackers.
     
  4. bergenfelter

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    Re: 4G/LTE Hotspot on board the Phantom to increase FPV rang

    Or just strap your iPhone to the bird and use "Find my iPhone" in case of a fly away in addition to a hotspot.