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Anyone tried new antennas for P3P?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by westlightaerial, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. westlightaerial

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    I might consider it for better penetration, so I can keep lower around my farm.But would want to read some favourable reviews first.
     
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    P3 out of the box has a long range, bigger than battery life, so why just changing something that already works at it is?
     
  4. Sammynels

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    Ghost master- depends on where you live. Us guys in the city can lose reception and signal from about 1,000-2,500 feet out. If your battery runs out after going out 2,500 and back there is an issue with your craft or you live in a farm in Kansas. I could go out 2,500 ft. and back and have 75% or more power remaining
     
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    Have ya seen this one.
     
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    I like the ideabut messing around inside controller makes me thing ouch it mite cost me a fortune to replace if i slip the wrong way with things
     
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    I totally understand that :eek: Haven't seen how complex this one is yet but just thought I would throw that one in :)
     
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    Some are wanting better penetration a lower altitudes, ie; behind tress, Some are wanting longer range, although they probably don't need that.
     
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    I have no issue messing around inside the controller (HAM radio operator) I added long range removable antennas to my P2 controller and bird. But so far I have not felt the need for more than a mile or so, no issue with FPV just the flying I do doesn't require it.
     
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    Well from what I have seen using ether one of those 2 you going to have to go into it to add them . Was hoping to see you could just unscrew the stock ones and screw these on but was also hoping to win the PCH Sweepstakes !
    I use the FPVLR ones now on just my P2 and have used the itelite one also. I did find I could go lower with the itelite one but I just couldn't go as far.
    That was just me and with the P2 . What makes me plan on having a P3 is what I was seeing folks getting with it just stock verses having to do all those mods like with the P2 :)
     
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    Yep, I modified the heck out of my P2, both controller and camera, adding external antennas on the bird. Got it to go a mile with no problem but you had to keep some altitude to do it, my P3 does twice that out of the box, no need for mod's as I am not a distance junkie.
     
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    The DBS is the best bang for the buck but I don't think you need it. I've had success from 15,000 to 16,000 feet in the city.
     
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    That is what has attracted me to the P3 :) Well the great camera too but I like to go long :D
    And always nice ta get back also :eek:
     
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    To get it better. I want it to go to eleven.
     
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    If you really like your quad, you better leave the firmware alone. They took quite a bit away from the P3 already and most don't even realize it. It came without any limits. Then in a short time the P3 had a altitude limit. Now some say their quads do not fly as far. I actually believe that is what the main intention was with this 1.2.6 firmware that screwed up so much. P3's now dropping out of the sky, and costing each person around $75-$90 just to ship the quad back and be without it for some 2 months.

    It does not take a wizard to set the P3 firmware to load firmware. For that matter rename version 1.1.9 to 1.2.9 and send it out before a P3 drops from the sky and kills someone below.

    I'll tell you why they are dragging their feet on this so-called 1.2.9 firmware. It's because they are still trying to include in the firmware what it was they were taking away from the P3.
     
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    blank stare.png ....Ya lost me Frank ! Thought we were talking antennas here :confused:
     
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    Second that lol
     
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    Well thanks for that and Welcome to the forum west :)
    Though I never had any issue's messing in the P2 TX I don't think
    I want me none of that :eek::eek:..:D
     
  20. Fausto Cepeda

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    I agree,

    I got the basic kit, and say good bye to low signal..which is what I wanted ..to always have strong signal in a 1 square mile radius..