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Does range booster work?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DJJI, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. DJJI

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  2. JerichoVirus

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    Yes. I get about 4000 ft more in range.

    I got to 12,000 ft with them. Same location without them I get 6700
     
  3. alokbhargava

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    People claim that it works, try yourself and publish your results. I have one but didn't use it so far.
     
  4. charlieWhelan

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    I recommend them. I bought mine for $15. Biggest bang for the buck.
     
  5. Mark The Droner

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    Yes it will work well, and it's a great value. The ad, however, says it can double your range. The inverse square rule applies. So you need to quadruple your signal strength to double your range. I doubt it will double your range unless they are perfectly tuned and you aim perfectly. Are they perfectly tuned? Maybe. Maybe not. Can you aim them perfectly and keep them perfectly aimed while you are flying down range? That takes some practice and some experience.
     
  6. charlieWhelan

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    It takes a 360 degree signal and focuses it to 180 degrees (?), maybe that is where they got their "double strength". Doubtful its double, but I have seen huge increases. I can fly father than my battery will allow on my P3P. Aiming is not that difficult, but at very long distances, it becomes a guessing game. I am looking to put a 1w strobe beacon on my shell for better visibility at long ranges.
     
  7. PrecisionAeroworks

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    Some of us are discussing that here. I'm waiting on some Strobon beacons to arrive right now. Curious what your plan is...
    Plug-n-plag strobe for P3P/A