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FPVLR P3S Antenna Upgrade

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by kenwhite, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. kenwhite

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    Anyone using the FPVLR P3S Antenna Upgrade?

    Long Range kit for P3Standard - FPVLR

    It looks like an elliptical polarized antenna for the TX/RCV elements from the pictures.

    Does anyone know the beam width and actual gain, not the dBi value?

    TIA,

    Ken
     
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    #2 kenwhite, Dec 10, 2015
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    Thanks for the response and I may try the FPVLR antenna. I am still trying to research both items a little more before I decide.

    Ken
     
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    Probably should have taken his time a little more...
     
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    I would have removed the 5.8 GHz antenna without cutting the coax.

    I would have carefully trimmed, or maybe not, the antenna mount area on the case and would have capped it.

    I would have used the Epoxy/RTV sparingly or not at all since it can create thermal issues if not carefully placed.

    I would have put the SMA connectors spaced out a little more on the top to reduce tight coax bends.
     
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    I use both setups .itelite stage 3 on Standard and FPVLR stage 3 on P2V-V3 . Really the same birds as in 2.4 & 5.8
    What I have found and do experiment a lot is that the FPVLR's have greater distance but you have to go higher to get it.
    I can go farther with the itelite lower and is way easier to deal with the panel than the coils on my TX.
    On the Standard I do use FPVLR dipoles as Tony made some to work with the panel and are great 'Have been over 3 miles with that set-up .
    Am redoing my P2 now and will have the same set-up as my Standard does . Both are great but do have different cost and really
    is just what you want .
    I don't use amps and if I did I would most likely need to do the battery mod also .
    tx.jpg The FPVLR's I have there are on a panel I made as he didn't have those when I got mine. They are way better now.
    This is just from my observations :)
     
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    dirkclod, thanks for the detailed explanation.

    Have a great holiday season.

    :)
     
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    You too Ken :)
     
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    Thanks
     
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