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Does this increase range

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by simon3000gt, May 13, 2014.

  1. simon3000gt

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    Just wondering what people this of this mod, I am getting around 1KM @120 metres and the phantom pops back into ghome mode, I can increase the height and stop that, so it not the limits within the software, but where I fly with trees etc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ne17I6RtRQ

    thanks

    Simon
     
  2. d4ddyo

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    Yes. There's someone here who just did a 3 mile (or was it 6 mile) run stock with antenna mods.

    Either way there is a marked increase using any increased db antenna. I know there are some that are trying different antenna... unless you match what's on the phantom it's a waste of $. I have a TP 8db antenna that I haven't installed yet because it's huge! and after I bought it i see no reason to extend my range when I'll really never go there.

    Maybe I'll just do it for piece of mind that I am sending a good signal strength ?
     
  3. tom3holer

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    Extending the range of the phantom is a two edged sword.

    The problem is that the regular setup has very good range and if you extend it you will probably loose video first and more importantly a multirotor has a limited flight time due to battery limitations. Sooo you may be able to fly farther BUT you may not be able to get back with enough battery.


    Tom
     
  4. d4ddyo

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIJPBfUozR0

    10K limit not bad. using antenna mod. helical on Rx and pinwheel on Tx.
     
  5. hjscm

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    i went out 3.8 miles but video was 1.3 and i used a windsurfer mod. much easier and cheaper then that mod. i came back and had 18% left. i have never gotten 5.8 to go over 2.2 miles i am sure people have just i can't figure it out.
     
  6. d4ddyo

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    1.3 nice.

    Antenna mod not expensive. 5.8 affordable. 1.3 is still expensive. And 10 km = 6.21 miles. Lol. Pinwheels and helicals
     
  7. damoncooper

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    I found this online but haven't tried it out yet:

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  8. tom3holer

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    The range was 5K.


    Tom
     
  9. d4ddyo

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