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Boscam 400 range with cheap antennas. 1st flight today!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by S4boost, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. S4boost

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    i recently got my h3-3d Boscam 400mw. I got the 3 leaf omnidirectional antenna from banggood for the transmitter but only got 1 of the 4 leaf antennas for the receiver. So I had my maiden voyage today using 1 of the factory supplied antenna on the receiver and one of the 4 leaf omnidirectional antennas I got from banggood.

    My first flight I was up about 80 meters and flew a little over 600 where I started to get feedback. The color was going white and the screen was beginning to flicker.

    So my question is this. Will I have a dramatic improvement when I receive the second 4 leaf antenna for the receiver? I was under the impression I could get around 2000 meters with his system.

    I understand that those antennas are nothing special so I can replace them down the road, but first Id like to get some impressions.

    Any input is much appreciated.
     
  2. IrishSights

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    You will get no improvement in having 2 antenna the same on your receiver. Consider an omni directional antenna of a good make as your 2nd rx antenna. You will need to keep it pointed at the Phantom, but you will get further distance. Cheap antennas = poor performance. Better too with a matched set of 3. The higher the db the better. This article will help you understand power and range. http://www.fpvuk.org/things-explained/v ... and-range/
     
  3. S4boost

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    Yes, thank you. I figured that out last night after i did some research. So my followup question is, should i spend the 110 for this http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... uct_id=106

    or could i get away with just purchasing the helical? I'm thinking I may as well bite the bullet and get the kit. In speaking with Tony, i should be able to get 3km with his kit and the boscam ts353.
     
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    My recommendation is to go for the best you can afford, you won't regret it. Fpvlr are good!
     
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    ok. ill get the rolex ones then. :lol: