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Anyone ever try a 5.8ghz 19dbi flat panel antenna??

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Dtljwick, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Dtljwick

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  2. DBS

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    Fixed your link...
    The bummer on that one is the Large N-type weather proof connector... And the weather proof case doesn't come off to make it lighter... And the PRICE ... Holy moly!!


    I use an itelite 19dBi 5.8gHz all the time...
    http://www.ispsupplies.com/brands/Multi-Band-Antennas_7/Itelite-PRA50019.html

    Over 4 miles range with a booster on it... Needs to be aimed fairly well but you'd be surprised how forgiving it is unless you're super far down range.
    Usually comes with SMA connector (but it helps to ask... This model has many configurations for different applications)
    Weatherproof housing strips off to make it nice and light and small... 6 x 6 inch


    Used in these videos...
    It's shown at the end of each video and it's the small one on top of the bigger 2.4gHz panels...
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZF7hdorJY[/youtube]


    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-1HlDJcPlw[/youtube]
     
  3. Dtljwick

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    Thanks.... Thanks... And Thanks... I had seen that video, and was assuming the smaller panels were the 2.4ghz. With that type of controller setup, what antenna/s do you use on the Phantom?

    Thanks again.....
     
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    I haven't seen any antenna that outperforms the stock antenna birdside....
     
  5. Dtljwick

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    @DBS I read your posts about your recent evaluations of the itelite antennas. Rather than purchase multiple large antennas like at the end of the long distance video, maybe it will make more sense to wait for the resulting antenna that may come due to your feedback. Whatta you think?
     
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    :shock:
     
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    Depends on what you are looking for in the way of distance... if 2 miles is enough... then the new itelite antennas will be a great choice... all three antennas in one panel for 2 miles at under a hundred bucks? Can't beat that...

    But if you are looking to fly as far as your battery will carry you... you gadda go bigger than the itelite consumer models.
     
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    Stock antennas on the phantom... I don't like a bunch of junk hanging off my bird...

    Controller setup?

    Big and shameless...
    [​IMG]
     
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    What model of 2.4ghz panels do you use, and what range booster? Any chance you'd put together and sell your exact same antenna config?
     
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    :eek: :shock: :? :roll: :| :arrow: with a statement like that you must have prove of that ?
     
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    I searched up 5.8 panel antenna and found this thread, but haven't really answered the question I was going to ask about whether they give greater distance without too much extra equipment to set up.
    This one looks like you'd just plug that extension braided line into the BP where you'd normally plug in whatever other antenna you normally use.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-8G-14db-Pa ... 3026?rt=nc

    But I can't work out from the photo if it needs it's own power supply, or all sorts of AV cables, because the photo shows quite a lot of other stuff in the image.
    I'm loving the FPVLR (or some acronym like that) ultimate set. I almost doubled my range from around 400m to 700m the other day using that set for the first time.
    I might have been able to go further, but I wasn't keen to push it because of the weather and the aggressive birds in that area.

    Having this on a tripod with a spotter keeping it aimed in the right direction looks like it might give really significant range boost over even the FPVLR helicals and it's certainly cheap enough