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Does wifi really matter!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by 1st_time_flyer, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. 1st_time_flyer

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    Hello everybody, I have a quick question. I received my Stage 2 upgrade from fpvlr and i must say the quality is incredible.....I am a little disappointed in the lack of improvement that i'm seeeing in "FPV".....with the re700 and the phantom vision I was achieving 1,000 feet no problem......now with the stage 2 upgrade I am getting about 1,200 feet and the wifi cuts in and out more often now than it did with the phantom stock.......I am flying from the end of my cul-de-sac where I live out into open desert......I was reading online about some people being able to achieve thousands of more feet than what I am seeing with my upgrade.....? what am i missing here? i'm guessing the neighborhoods all around me have wifi in their homes....but wouldn't i be able to at least see more than just an extra couple hundred feet with this upgrade? thanks for any help!~Chris
     
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    What do you have your Preview Quality set at in your app ? If it's high set it to 320x240 15fps and see if that helps .
     
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    I take it you did pilots side?

    I put 1 small 2.4 cloverleaf on the camera side and got better improvement.

    And what Dirkclod suggested. He's a Legend. :cool:

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    :lol: ... I Think :shock:
     
  5. 1st_time_flyer

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    I will take a look at that.
     
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    168.00 for just 200 more feet? I see people getting a mile with this upgradeā€¦
     
  7. dirkclod

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    You can add the bird side FPVLR's for a little less and I have got 1.5 with those so far with FPV and Happy has got 10000" with his . It really depends what ya want to do . I don't need that much distance but it's nice to beable to go 3 or 4 thousand feet and turn around and never lose FPV .
     
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    Just verified the preview is set to 320x240 @15fps. Still feel like I should be getting more distance in fpv out of this. Is there some kind of interference I'm not seeing here?
     
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    Something is not right as you should be getting way better than that . I do have to be up a good bit to get good range . Are you staying low ?
     
  10. 1st_time_flyer

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    Yes about 150 feet up
     
  11. blackwolfk9

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    So if the goal is to maintain FPV for the stock flying distance of a P2V, what is the cheapest and best bang for the buck.
     
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    +1
     
  13. dirkclod

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    I still say the RE700 is . JMO ;)
     
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    The range extender or RE-700 alone will make a big difference. I gained several hundred feet with testing mine before I made any antenna mods to it.
     
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    Is the range extender the software app?
     
  16. dirkclod

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    No the RE500 is your range extender on the controller handle . Ya just change it to the RE700 which is what the P2V+ uses .
     
  17. 1st_time_flyer

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    Couldn't you start your own thread?
     
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    thanks, sorry to ask so many stupid questions.
     
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    I tried to on antenna's and did not get one reply. I asked if someone could explain all the antennas on the Phantom, Wifi Extender, Controller, Camera and how they relate/work with each other.
     
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    Controller antenna goes to Phantom
    Extender to camera and phone app .