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Antennas for FPV recommendation

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Mods' started by kenjancef, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. kenjancef

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    So I'm at the point where I can put together parts to add to my P2 for FPV. I'm going with the ImmersionRC 600, iOSD Mini, Black Pearl 7 channel screen, and also the solder-free cable to put it together.

    My biggest question is the antennas. I see a lot of people like the Spironet, and even FatShark, but when I look them up it seems there are so many choices, as well as seeing that the Black Pearl has 2 different antenna connectors. So I was wondering if one (or more) of you great folk here can not only make a recommendation, but maybe links to your choices as well.

    I am so looking forward to putting this together...
     
  2. jason

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    Why not try with the stock antennas and see how they work out before buying different antennas which can cost plenty and may not work any better.
     
  3. kenjancef

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    Sounds like a plan.. I will do that. Thanks.
     
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    Stock controller antenna is capable LOS 3.2 miles (at least thats as far as mine would go)
    Which is far enough for most people! I use this combination on black pearl and get full color tv past 2 miles ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1441126390.694517.jpg
     
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    Are those cardboard tubes with vinyl tape on them? Or do the aluminum foil on the inside too?
     
  6. dirtybum

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    Controller antenna in the pic is an ib crazy 2.4 rhcp black cannon
     
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    What is the antena are you using for the monitor thx
     
  8. dirtybum

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    I've tried many combos on the top of the blackpearl, so far the clearest reception has been from amoway 5 turn on one side & flysight 11 dbi panel on other. Got color feed for 3 miles then static but fpv out another mile for a total of 4.4.
    If someone finds good combo i'm still looking. Got the 15dbi 15 turn 5.8 supercannon on its way as well as a 5.8 14dbi panel. Will post results
     
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    Hey man I can't find those antennas do u have a link pls, thx...
     
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  11. kenjancef

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    Stock antennas are crap. I get interference as soon as I leave the ground. I ordered a pair of FatShark Spironet antennas, should arrive today. We'll see how that works...
     
  12. cubandrone

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    Have those, but make sure u buy with the right plug, i mean, i have to buy an adapter to use it with the blackpearl monitor RF coaxial coax adapter SMA female to RP-SMA male
     
  13. kenjancef

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    Lol... yea, I thought of that, so I ordered some adapters at the same time, just in case. Only cost $4.50, so figured why not... if I don't need them I'm not out too much cash... I'm still new at this, so I still haven't fully grasped the antenna thing yet.

    Thanks for the reply :)
     
  14. cubandrone

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    Also if u r going to order the BP monitor look for the bracket mount doesn't come with it, you're welcome....
     
  15. kenjancef

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    Already have the BP, 7-channel, and got the Flysight mount, already attached to my RC. Thanks... ;)
     
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    Cool, do you have videos done yet??
     
  17. kenjancef

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    A few, but nothing that comes close to what I see here, just casual stuff from a ball field in my neighborhood.
     
  18. Thunderbombman

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    If you don't mind spending $80 on an antenna get the
    Circular Wireless 5.8 GHz HELIAXIAL58 RCHP 12dBic Helical Antenna

    The patch antenna from Fatshark is great too.. Just make sure you have both a "Right Hand circular polarized" antenna on your transmitter too. Some of the RHCP patch antennas on ebay work just as well as the expensive fat shark one.
     
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    simple question....why I cant go more the 150 meter with FPV, What I need to do to a least 1/2 mile??? help me guys thx.... ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1442508064.306241.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1442508074.393344.jpg