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DJI Phantom GPS Booster

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by renagade, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. renagade

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    Hi Guy's
    Have you seen the sale on e-bay for DJI Phantom GPS Booster. They are going for £8-80 so I thought I would give it a try. By the way I took the fc40 out yesterday (quite windy) and got 10 mins out of the lipo,not sure if that is good or bad.
     
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    Simon Newton's review and test were pretty impressive so mine is on the way. At £8.95 + £1 for international postage seems very reasonable to me.
     
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    I was impressed by Simon's review so now I have one, and noticed an improvement too. Also saves on all that mucking around with copper sheets and tape which I tried and it looked a right mess. ;)
     
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    ****, something else I'm going to have to buy :)
     
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    Dangerous to your wallet this hobby eh? :D
     
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    People on this forum are dangerous to my wallet :D
     
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    Booster delivered today. Great service!
     
  9. renagade

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    Well I got the booster in the post today and went and fitted it and found no difference. Took 50 seconds to get the green light as it has done since I got the Phantom in December. So the test was done in my back garden I will let you all know when I take it out to the field.
     
  10. renagade

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    Hi to Electric Warrior , you say you found an improvement, how many seconds did it take to get green lights for takeoff. ?????
     
  11. Electric Warrior

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    Can I refer you to this thread please? It explains why you may not have noticed any difference when you first tried it.

    http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36716
     
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    50 seconds for position fix is excellent.

    Because the GPS module was not designed with a long duration back-up battery system it often requires the reloading of the GPS almanac and other data related to the positions of the satellites at start-up. It generally takes about 30-40 seconds for the data to d-load at power up. This is of course after the receiver has itself powered up and begun it's searching.
     
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    I received this in the mail the other day and installed. Once I installed I found it was a little harder to get the canopy on. I attenpted to use a hair dryer to "form" the shield but it kept its original form. Is this normal? I did get the top back on but it was just really snug. Due to high winds I haven't had a chance to test it out. I am very impressed with this company and their very fast shipping. I was surprised to get this in about 6 days coming from the UK to the states.