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Broken Outer Antenna Stick in Controller in Phantom 3 Standard- HELP and GUIDE ME THRU

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by alshansis, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. alshansis

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    So I had broken the outer antenna in the controller of my P3 standard so I wanted to do this repair myself without having to upgrade to a longer range antenna.

    I have already read other threads where people are not recommending to buy Buy Phantom 3 - Receiver Antenna 5.8G (Sta) | DJI Store because it is the wrong one even though that is the antenna I need.

    I then read other threads where you can buy a UF to RFA cable and also a 5.8Ghz WiFi antenna and this would solve the issue.

    So can I just simply buy this UF to RFA cable 8" and also a 5.8Ghz Wifi antenna so that I am all set? This is under $10 solution as opposed to spending hundreds of dollars on a seemingly simple repair.

    Also these WiFi antennas have various dBi's which I am not familiar with. 2 6 , 7 , 9 dBi. Does it matter which one to buy? Please explain.
     
  2. Jack Hurlbut

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    Can you post a picture of your antenna?
     
  3. Karol

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    The same happened to me...have you already fixed yours?
     
  4. alshansis

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    It is the outer antenna of the controller of my Phantom 3 Standard. I don't think you need pictures. It is broken apart.
     
  5. alshansis

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    I am waiting for the parts to see if I actually fixed it. I'm hoping it does.
     
  6. alshansis

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    Problem solved.
     

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  7. ticorecords

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    Dear alshansis will you please explain in detail how to connect the new antenna ?

    thanks i broke my antena also and need to do something like that soon.

    best regards from bogota colombia
     
  8. Jay H

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    You have to open up the remote. There are 3 antennas, 2 for 2.4ghz wifi, and 1 for 5.8 ghz which is the one you would have to replace. You have to scrape off the silicone with an x acto knife and that will allow you to take out the original broken antenna. b1NAGmh.jpg

    Replace the connection with a U.FL to RP-SMA Female cable (U.FL to RP-SMA FEMALE LEAD 4" / 10cm). Close remote and attach external antenna.

    I replaced all 3 antennas with the DBSMODS Antenna (Phantom 3 Standard solution | DBS Mods) and so far have been able to get over 10,000 feet.
     
  9. ticorecords

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    Thanks a lot i will get the stuff and i ill do it

    Happy new year
     
  10. ticorecords

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    One more question. For the antena can i use one from a router wifi extender that i already have? What did you use i mean brand or reference

    Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
     
  11. prendy35

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    I broke mine today...UGH how did this workout for you? Im looking on what I should do know. I dont know if I need the range to be so far but I like good signal. Also I want backpack or carrying case that I cab hike with.
     
  12. mcphipps

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    Yes you can. As long as it is a 5.8Ghz antenna. Most of them will connect to the part you are buying.
     
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  13. Rodolfo Vaz

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    Yes, IF the router is 5.8Ghz. But often wifi routers are 5.0Ghz, so it wouldn´t help your bird.