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FVPLR stage 1 question

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by UnknownCaller, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. UnknownCaller

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    Purchased a ready made Stage 1 and I am a little disappointed. I bought into the 2 to 3 times the range of the stock P2 Vision + range from what i've seen my stock extender gets about the same range 640x480 15 fps. I am not trying to bash FPVLR at all I totally believe in the product. I just hit the wall at 3200 ft just like my stock extender. Maybe I need to upgrade my antennas on the quad?
     
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    is there a frame rate it performs better at or boosting software works well with it?
     
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    You say hit the wall at 3200' ? That's not what you have your distance set in assistant is it ?
     
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    No its still set to the normal 5000 plus feet cut off I just cant get past 3200 ft. I tested both same place and Alt. nice big open field 2 mile plus clearing. It has to be the antenna on the quad I already have the controller antenna modded so I really have a stage 2 cause from what I gathered they only difference in stage 1 and two is the 5.8 ghz mod everything else is the same. Also the FPV is what goes not the RC signal.
     
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    OK...Not sure how high you are flying and don't have the plus so not 100% on your bird's 2.4 antennas .
    I would try another spot just to see cause that can make a difference .
    Ether ya not high enough to get out farther as I have found that with mine that helps me go farther.
    I started with the one's on the extender first then later added the 5.8 on the TX and could get 5000'+ at times but that was straight out and then lose FPV which then I would just go into HL till I got that back and then come on in .Antenna's on FC200 are on the sides so going sideways was always better . Added the birdside one's and the best I have so far is what you see.
    It starts to get flaky at that point so I just yaw around and come back and have FPV the whole time and have mine set at 30fps . 843.PNG That's in that spot and if I go some where else I get different .I know of 1 that has gotten 10000' but way up north of me.
    Find another spot and see how you do .
     
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    I am at 260 ft. In a wide open field I have the the same amps for the stage 4 kit going to add them tooit soon as i get the battery pack from FVPLR hopefully that will help but I will find a different place thanks for your advice.
     
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    I like to use the lesser quality preview setting like 320x240 30fps when doing long range fpv , I think the higher resolution = more lags & such , for instance I have the stage 4 & I get much further results when on the low preview quality vs the higher , but it depends on what you wanna do with it I suppose, me personally I just use the preview like a viewfinder & I think that getting less lag & dropouts outweigh the benefits of clean preview quality, but like I said I just use it like a viewfinder(not a needle in a haystack finder )
     
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