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DBS mods ITelite bad install or what?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by AirMan, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. AirMan

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    Hey guys need some help here. I bought a brand new p3p two weeks ago and never tested it until today. Before I even fly it once, I sent my controller to DBS mods to install the ITelite. When I flew it today the maximum distance I reached was 6000 feet at 200 alt and then I started to lose RC and video connection. Did the installer not hook up something correctly inside the controller or did I do something wrong? Help please!!
     
  2. bobmyers

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    What were the conditions -- where were you flying-- the Mod will easily do two to three miles, however, if you have a lot of interference or obstructions where you don't have good LOS, then 6000 feet is pretty decent. Did you get a video?
     
  3. okcorral

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    6000' at 200' of altitude is pretty good. Run it up to 400' and youll get more range. And, of course, range is dependent on your location, terrain, weather, etc.
     
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    I was is an open area with a clear LOS I had video up to 6000 feet distance then I started to lose both
     
  5. AirMan

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    I've seen videos on YouTube of people going 15,000 feet distance
     
  6. AirMan

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    If the install was bad for some reason, let's say a cable was not hooked up correctly or at all, then I wouldn't be able to even go 10 feet even right?
     
  7. bobmyers

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    Could have been interference-- you had good signal when you left, but that can change drastically in a mile, and you could be flying through and area with a lot of radio signal interference.
    What kind of device are you running, Android or IOS and what was the outside temperature, and were you standing in direct sunlight?
    I run IOS Ipad 3 and in the direct sunlight with temps above 90 degrees the Ipad will heat up to about 120 degrees F and start flickering and dropping signal... I fly in my truck much of the time when I cant get in the shade and that solves that issue. I get good range, right thru the windshield with the DBS Mod.
     
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  8. bobmyers

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    There is nothing wrong with the install if you got out 6000 ft
     
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    Thanks guys!!
     
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    Wow, I'm impressed, also liked you choice of music. DBS Itelite?
     
  12. DJi Newbie

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    H i got a bit over 3.2KM stock what should i expect with a DBS mod?
     
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    I am guessing you did not get that distance in a hilly heavy treed area? If you did that's amazing.
     
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    It's also more directional, so you have to aim it better at the bird. If you lose signal, move the controller around a bit making sure the flat part of the panel is pointing directly at your bird.
     
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    No you are right i got it when a top of a mountain, Turned back because of battery.
     
  17. bobmyers

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    Altitude??
     
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    Great Video and Music.
     
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    6,469 Meters
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    21,225 Feet
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    4.02 Miles

    Stock P3A with non-boosted DBS Itelite Antenna

     
  20. Rocket_Aus

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    Just awesome man how much juice did you have left in the battery when you landed?I'v gone over 5100mtrs and am gonna break the 6km asap.