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FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance flight

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by tizzl10, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. tizzl10

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    just broke my personal distance record..will upload video later.

    Sunhans 2.4ghz amp
    FPVLR 2.4ghz LHCP helix disc antenna
    Sunhans 5.8ghz amp
    5.8ghz panel antenna
    PVFlyer's wifi booster app V2
    FPVLR dual output 12v battery to power both amps
    FPVLR 2.4ghz pinwheel antennas

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33llJYw_ZIs[/youtube]

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tHFNfUqF24[/youtube]
     

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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    Congrats!

    No video?
     
  3. tizzl10

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    its a boring video..lol..but ill upload it as soon as I sync it with flytrex and upload to the tube.
     
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    Rather then pulling out the calculator, please explain how you were able to go 13134.4 feet in under 4 minutes, and only use 25% of your battery? Btw, it's the battery part that surprises me.
     
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    ill let the video explain it, Frank. its not hard to do..
     
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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    What kinda sunhans booster on the 2.4ghz ?
     
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    **** Bro!!! Congrats! I'm actually glad to see both your setup and FPVLR's antenna get some validation at this range... especially since my setup will soon be identical once I receive the two pinwheels.. ;) speaking of which, Tony did mine ship yet? :)
     
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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    Congrats! Great range! What Preview Quality did you fly? Any chance to upload FPV screen recording video?
     
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    Thanks Tony...

    JT - did you fly until signal loss? Which signal lost first? How badly were your hands shaking? lol
     
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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    thanks for the replies guys..ill try to answer all questions..

    this was my very first run after installing the sunhans 2.4 amplifier that I had on my old phantom vision. I just recently upgraded to FPVLR's pinwheels installed on the phantom and figured I would take the amp off my regular vision and stick it on my vision+ controller to match the RHCP of the pinwheels.

    Signal throughout the entire flight was rock solid until towards the end of the flight. Never have I flow this distance with full video throughout the entire flight. Even at the end of the flight I had full video but decided to initiate RTH because I wanted to gauge battery capacity at end of flight (at return flight landing still had 38% battery left). Surprisingly, which has never happened before, you will see on the end of flight I started to lose 5.8ghz control. You will see the quad dipping forward and backwards trying to regain the signal from my 5.8 antenna ...eventually it reconnects and I manually fly home.
     
  11. tizzl10

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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    hands this time were pretty much steady...lol..I cant explain why it comes and goes on my flights. I was still shaking a bit though..just not as bad. I think it was because of my solid wifi signal and I didn't have to worry about which way my bird was pointing.
     
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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    What firmware are you using? 3.06? Also, did you fly via ATTI mode on the entire return trip? What were the wind conditions going out and on return? Max altitude?
     
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    Can you post a photo of the front and back of your controller? I have close to the same upgrades as you and I am trying to figure out the best way to organize.
     
  14. tizzl10

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    lol thanks Tony.
     
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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    Wow..thanks Tony. It appears that now my 5.8ghz control signal is the weakest link. Then again, I wasn't really paying attention to my 5.8 panel antenna orientation during the flight because it has never been an issue until now. I will fly again today to see if I lose control signal again. Im just using a cheapo panel antenna from amazon.
     
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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    I would also like some pics of your setup! Thinking about doing this myself!
     
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    photos added to OP.
     
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    Re: FPVLR antennas + wifi booster app = 2.6 mile distance fl

    Congrats man! Yep, those panels will demand your full attention but they are worth it....
     
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    Awesome achievement !

    *subscribed*
     
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    Very nice! I think between the 2 of us we will get Tonys antennas on top of the distance charts on flytrex!