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Dbs mod install

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by clivek_77, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. clivek_77

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    I've recently installed a dbs mod to my p3A, I used some connectors from Dynamic 3D Solutions to allow me to install without drilling,

    I have noticed though that due to the holes being at the top and closer to the antenna I have installed with the antenna the other way around,

    My question is,

    Does reversing port 1 and 2 make any difference?

    My max range so far although I did see a mobile phone mast literally 20feet away when I returned I would still say that the range is not what id expect from the mod ? Perfect conditions apart from that f### mast!
     

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  4. phantom13flyer

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    Reversing the ports should not make a difference. Are you aiming the antenna correctly? The antenna should be pointed straight out , perpendicular to the ground and be aimed in the direction of the phantom . Use the radar to make sure you are aiming correctly. And you need a clear line of sight and the higher you phantom is the further you can fly. Good luck I hope that helps
     
  5. clivek_77

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    Thanks, yes I only just noticed the radar,really helps but I'm still not able to beat the distance shown. Such a shame that even after Modding in getting such bad results

    Could the bird antennas be faulty?
     
  6. phantom13flyer

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    It looks like your in a good location to fly with no interference. You should be easily getting 3 or 4 miles . You only problem should be the battery . With my dbs I get well over 4.5 miles from my backyard and it's not the best place to fly . You could have a bad jumper cable . I doubt there's anything wrong with the bird side antennas. Try cleaning and double checking all your connections .
     
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    Also are you using the 32 channel hack ? Also I get better range with the litchi app . Litchi has 31 channels with auto select .
     
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    I also use thicker cables and amps. The amps I added after the battery mod because I was able to fly longer I wanted to go further .
     

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    I guess the cables should be the 1st thing to replace? I was having range issues before I modded maybe I should have waited. ...

    Such a shame as it's turning out to be a rather underwhelming experience so far. .
     
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  10. clivek_77

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    I've seen all types of cables mentioned here xxg sma blah blah lol

    Which would you recommend?
     
  11. phantom13flyer

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    I like the rg58 I'm using now
     
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    I sent my RC in to DBS for them to upgrade. Should be getting it back on Friday. Glad I came across you post. I wondered about the best antenna orientation with this mod. So to confirm, point it straight forward, not on a slight angle to the sky?
     
  13. clivek_77

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    Tbh I'm finding that any trees etc in the way (even that you can't see) sucks up signal and reduces range. Just can't get the range I'm expecting
     
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    Yeah pretty much straightforward when you're flying long distance by the time your 2 miles out at 200 feet high it's almost street level anyway
     
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  15. clivek_77

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    Could you post a link to those having trouble finding good ones like yours ☺
     
  16. clivek_77

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    Another quick question, does fog reduce range?
     
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    Yes fog can reduce your signal. Water is a signal killer . Leaves on trees are made up mostly of water as well.
     
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    Sorry for late reply! ,one of these.
     

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