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DIY Range Booster

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Donkeyfresco, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Donkeyfresco

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    While flying my P3S I never really fly beyond 400feet away, mainly due to if I lose it I want to find it. I did a range test today for fun and got around 800-1000feet away from myself before it started to drop signal. I went home and in 10minutes mad my own boosted for less than $3.00 and it seemed to work. I cut up a tall beer can to resemble a parabolic booster, wrapped a hair tie around the base of the antenna mount on the RC, cut a tiny wedge out of the tin to fit it on the controller, and put a small dab of super glue to hold it in place. I understand it's not the most duable, but for my personal expierence it worked!!
    *I'm not flying in FCC
    **Max her out at 37.4mph with a tail wind today too
     

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  2. Phantomix

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    whats your range now?
     
  3. RodPad

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    What kind of beer?
    :D
     
  4. qrandle

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    The image shows 1400 feet.
     
  5. Donkeyfresco

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    I apologize I didn't type out the results. I did a range test without the DIY booster, and as mentioned above was reaching around 800-1000feet away before it would start dropping signal In that photo I achieved around 1400feet away with it equipped. A definite increase :). The can was a one pint Primo. Hawaiian beer
    *I'm down there to the right of that tower.
    **The range wasn't really a hard pressed goal, it was more for fun. The quad did seem to be more responsive, but I'll leave that up to I was more focused from attahing my own gear lol.
     
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