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Professional Antenna Angle... with sun shade

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by dunginhawk, May 27, 2015.

  1. dunginhawk

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    So i have the summit sun shade and it works ok (im underwhelmed, still cant see anything on my screen).
    BUt the problem i have is now i cant put the antennas straight up, perpendicular to the ground. so I think my overall range will be limited. Today i started losing signal at 4000ft.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. bobmyers

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    In bright sun, find a shade or use a photographers head cover cloth to block out the sun glare.

    I flew mine from inside my pickup last week sitting under a shade tree-- great vision on the ipad with no glare. Went out about 1/2 mile at about 200 ft-- no issues, would have pushed the limits a little but the wind was 15 to 20 mph--- I was ready to climb out of the truck, if I lost signal. :D going to do some more range testing when the weather and wind get better.
     
  3. snowghost

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    The manual shows the antennas out an an angle, not perpendicular like the Phantom 2s.
     
  4. tcope

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    Simply tilt the controls to angle the antennas correctly.