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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Mr.mike31326, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Mr.mike31326

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    i need to get more control range, i dont really need to go any higher just further. where i live has tall trees (south Georgia) im getting about 1/4 mile now ... any suggestions
     
  2. linuxkidd

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    Mod your transmitter with a external rp-sma connector, then get a 12dBi our 14dBi directional patch antenna. This should give you a decent boost. If you need more, grab an amplifier on eBay and put it in between the tx and antenna.

    With an amplifier, you should be able to get ~2 miles or so.. There are lots of videos on YouTube for how to do these mods.

    LK
     
  3. vortigern

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    Going such a distance you would need to watch the battery usage and with very tall trees you might very soon lose line of sight surely?
     
  4. linuxkidd

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    Oh ya.. the first step in my flight is always to go above the highest obstacles in my area.. And you'll certainly loose line of sight visibility if you're going 2 miles out. Gotta rely on FPV at that point (which would require amplifying the FPV wireless).. or possibly extra spotters via phone / two-way radio..

    LK