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Antenna Options

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by klawtrax, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. klawtrax

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    I have this set-up from fpvlr.com. ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1446517530.165404.jpg
    I added the voltage monitor myself. ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1446517588.614109.jpg
    As you know when you upgrade with these kits you disable the factory antennas on the controller. I don't always go for long flights so I was wondering that instead of mounting the bulky long range kit each time I fly could I not just buy another set of 2.4 GHZ antennas that would screw into the same antenna ports as the long range upgrade uses. I was thinking these from the same company. ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1446517927.528043.jpg
     
  2. flyNfrank

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    Show us the DBS antennas now.
     
  3. klawtrax

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    Why? I don't have the DBS antenna mod.
     
  4. flyNfrank

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    I thought it said Antenna Options. I was just waiting to see what was coming up next. My mistake.
     
  5. klawtrax

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    Oh ok, I do like the DBS however I'm not sure they are amplified.
     
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    I went on E-Bay and got the windsurfer kit. I have flown 2 1/2 miles out with full bars. Only turned around then because the controller told me too, Because of battery power to get back.

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  7. flyNfrank

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    It's not difficult to add amps as long as the antennas can handle them.
     
  8. klawtrax

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    What I'm asking is can I use a Second pair of antennas for when I don't need or want to use the long range set-up.
     
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    DBS are sweet, ITElite....

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    I've just had the itelite fitted should be back with me tomorrow. ..
     
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    I'm no RF expert but doesn't it degrade performance to use a circular polarized antenna on one end with a linear polarized antenna on the other end? Maybe it's a wash? Not sure.
     
  12. Bill Schroeppel

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    I am not always into long range flights and I have DBS mods, I would like to have a set of collapasible antennas that screw into the DBS connections that are like the ones on DJI RC. Anyone go any ideas?
     
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  14. klawtrax

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    Hello there FPVLR, I ask this same question on your web site but have not got a response. So how about it, do you sell a pair of antennas that will screw into the FPVLR connections that I installed? Which ones would you recommend?
     
  15. klawtrax

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    That is when I don't want to use the long range kit.
     
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    Nice antennas and a nice kit, but too large for me. I went with the DBS kit because of the much smaller profile, easy and fast to detach and small enough to fit in my backpack without issue. But I too am looking for a set of di-poles that can be used for close-in flying.
     
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    Those will work fine for close in work (out a couple thousand feet) and as far as the SMA/RP-SMA goes can always get a converter.
     
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    I'm enjoying the windsurfer and the DBS mod antennas ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1446606583.226123.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1446606840.276978.jpg
     
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    Hey klawtrax, I'm with you on this question. I also would consider an optional long range antenna setup if there was a good folding antenna option that fits into a backpack for 80% of my flying needs. The convenience of folding antennas is very important to me, but I don't think FPVLR or DBS will answer this question. They likely think it's a conflict of interest, but in reality it's not. Adding a folding antenna to their kit would be awesome, recommending the best folding screw on antenna. Maybe RF GUY will chime in here, since he's got the expertise and equipment to recommend a folding SMA screw on antenna with the best gain, as a swap out alternative to FPVLR and DBS antennas for quick backpack storage. Since there are a couple of screw on COTS antennas available it's just a matter of testing with a DB meter, I would think. I'm interested in the shorter white one shown on a previous post link in this thread, mimicking the stock antenna. The grey folding antenna at 7" long seems too long to fold and store in a backpack conveniently. The stock antenna is 5" long. So a comparison in DB gain with that white screw on antenna versus the stock would be very helpful. If it's no worse than stock, that's what would convince me to buy a DBS or FPLVR antenna kit for those super long flights. After all, it's a big decision to void the warranty to install these kits, that's why I'm using the windsurfer 3D printed reflectors for now, good for over 2miles.
     
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