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How to improve fpv distance?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by pucka.costello, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. pucka.costello

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    Hello all
    I currently have a fly sight 400mw tx and a black pearl both with standard antennas and loose fpv about 130m .
    What can I do to improve this to lets say 600m?
    Would a spironet antenna give me this much increase? Many thanks,
    Shaun
     
  2. capodrone81

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    youtube fpv antenna upgrades..

    but my thoughts are upgrade the stock whip antenna to ibcrazy clover leafs or mad mushroom.. and also consider a helical directional
     
  3. mendezl

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    Most of your range comes from having great quality antennas
     
  4. jasonnelson007

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    Fpvlr all the way. Just do a little research.
     
  5. 750r

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    +1
     
  6. simon3000gt

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    There are many people using immersionrc 600 and black pearls getting well over 3000m, which batteries become the main problem. Have a look in the fpv section and you will find testing with different Ariel's makes all the difference

    Personally I use the Horizion Nimrod on the phantom and Pearl with a Black Hawk on the pearl

    Here you go, read the first few pages to see others have the same problem then skip to page 50

    viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8406&p=205670&hilit=horizion#p205670


    Simon
     
  7. Kurtis Jeter

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    I don't know if you thought about it. I didnt until yesterday.

    Keep your parameters further away from each other.

    Before I was loosing my wifi fpv at around 300m with a re-700.(equal to a re500) with the phantom set at a max range( radius) of 1000 ft. It might have been causing the breaking fpv connection I had before.

    I reset my parameters for a 2000 ft. Range and took a full flight never loosing video this time.

    ( going into continuous capture)
     
  8. jason

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    If you flying P2 vision+ using wifi is fine but this a P2 non vision thread and using wifi is a no no due to the fact wifi and the P2NV use the same frequency 2.4GHZ
     
  9. Kingsp2

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    I followed Jason's lead and installed a Fatshark patch and a Fatshark clover leaf on my Blackpearl and the matching Flatshark clover leaf on my P2's video transmitter. I just flew it about an hour ago and got 1375 meters with the P2 before fail safe took over. The video was still pretty good though. Now I might have to upgrade the controllers radio. Living in the wide open country just begs for distance flying (within reason anyway). I'd like to go a mile without hesitation of my equipment's capability.
    jk