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Best long range setup for traveling

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by bronk33, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. bronk33

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm traveling to Hawaii this month, so I want a better setup for long distance fpv than I currently have.
    I currently have an 8dbi indoor omni attached to my wifi repeater along with a tp-link 14dbi outdoor directional.
    The most I've gotten was about 1350 feet, straight shot, on the beach.

    To bring this setup while traveling just seems cumbersome, with the poles and base, etc.
    I'm hoping to get some great shots of the pipelines, volcanoes etc...

    What setup would you use if you were traveling??
     
  2. mr_3_0_5

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    We are working on making the most compact furthest flying set up
    Without touching the pv2 you can get around 3000 ft using either a 6.5 turn helical or the parasitic disc from fpvlr
    There is still a lot if testing to be done on the smaller set ups
    I'm waiting for a dome and pinwheels from them and will post some numbers when I get them

    http://www.fpvlr.com/store/
     
  3. bronk33

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    With just one 6.5 turn helical or parasitic disc, I'm assuming attached to the wifi repeater, they get about 3000ft?
     
  4. mr_3_0_5

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    Yes just one antenna added to the repeater.
     

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    Im getting almost 3k with this tp link 9
    nothing done to craft.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. mr_3_0_5

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    Wow, awesome...Thank you so much :D
     
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    Yep, I got nearly 2200ft with a similar single helical from Horizon FPV Antennas (9dB) - I ran out of control range at that distance but had clear FPV on highest preview setting with the aircraft facing away from me...
     
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    gbshovel and mr_3_0_5 :

    What antenna do you use for 5.8 ?
    Thanks
     
  10. mr_3_0_5

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    You dont need to upgrade 5.8 side unless your pull up...lol
    J/k
    But really though the 5.8 control side should be good till 5000 ft or so
    If you find you need to upgrade it most are using a 11 dbi panel like this
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-8G-200mW-FPV- ... 3a6d26ce0b
     
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    Use 5.8G 14db antenna for controller is best :twisted:
     

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    In areas with no interference, my stock control craps out around 6000'. With a 9dBi tplink directional, I get wifi pretty solid to over 4000' but it gets crappy about 5000'. Record so far 6307' (with loss of both). No mods to Phantom. That 9dBi directional fits in my case nicely and was really cheap at Amazon.
     
  13. mr_3_0_5

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    Nice where did you get that I might be needing it
     
  14. bronk33

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    You're getting 4000' fpv with this?
    http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-ANT240 ... -link+9dbi
     
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    China Taobao , search key word "5.8G 14db". :twisted:
     
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    Did you change any thing inside of plane? or just replace the Antenna on the Controller and you can increase the range?

    Did you also change any thing for wifi range extender?

    Sorry I just bought the phantom ... No knowledge.
     
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