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Increasing Flying Range

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Mods' started by blackwolfk9, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. blackwolfk9

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    I'm a little confused, does doing the Stage 1 or Stage 2 kit from FPVLR increase both the FPV range as well as the distance the Phantom will fly before RTH? I have a P2V.
     
  2. blackwolfk9

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    So I'm assuming that when I see videos that show flying 6000 plus feet that the FPV is also working at that distance since telemetry would stop if not. Is that correct?
     
  3. Eastbayvision

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    Your mileage may vary depending on where you fly it. I ordered the pigtail adapter for$5 and got a 5db omni directional antenna at frys. This mod is $20 and it more than doubled the range I get when flying around other wifi networks. When I get out away from interference I've been out to 3600 ft.
     

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    Got a link to where I can buy version 2? how hard is it to install?
     
  5. blackwolfk9

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    EastBay did you make the mod to the transmitter antenna or added to the wifi extender?
     
  6. Robb

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    Looking to do the same mod. Can you post links to the items you ordered?
     
  7. dirkclod

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    If you are referring to the FPVIR "s ya get them here and there's plenty of you-tube video's on how to do it. Not very hard ya just got to take your time http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... uct_id=103
     
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    Hello.. I want to get bit more range with wi-fi.... Can U post the links from e-bay and how to install to drone..
    Thnx
     
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    There is another alternative coming soon.

    It separates the human control point from the final radio uplink point.

    The REDbird 5.8ghz RC Repeater does just that. It repeaters (re-broadcasts) the P2V Controllers 5.8ghz data packets.

    For a P2V machine, you would need a third party WiFi 2.4ghz Range Extender along with the above REDbird 5.8ghz RC Repeater. Mount both repeaters on a camera tripod. Or, fly both of them on a second repeater drone.

    Then set comfortably in your car or other shaded area.
     
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    hi guys. i use a stock phantom 5.8 antenna and a tp-link antenna on the transmitter. the phantom has no problem to go over 1800m but when i return home the 5.8 signal is not very stable (any thougts why thats happening?).
    my question is:
    is this kind of mod going to solve my problem ? or do i have to install a bigger 5.8 antenna in the transmitter/phantom ? Thanks[​IMG]
     
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  12. garrock

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    DJI appears to do their RF homework. On some of their 2.4ghz antennas (wifi), they have taken in to account mounting near plastic which can de-tune an antenna if not taken in to account. I have used expensive network analyzer equipment to measure SWR and Return Loss on their 2.4ghz antennas as they are mounted in place. The 2.4ghz antennas I checked are good as they are mounted.

    As for the 5.8ghz dipoles mounted on the drone: I don't have direct access to a network analyzer that can measure the SWR and Return Loss as they are mounted on the drone. Sometimes when we make a mod, it can be very subjective going out in the field to test-compare-fly.
     
  13. Nick93

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    Hi folks. In the past i have tried high gain 2.4ghz omni antennas and 5.8 patch antennas to increase my control range. The BEST and CHEAPEST solution to get over 3.5km control range is:
    Tp-link dual band antenna 6dbi with a diy reflector (aluminium foil mod).
    Woth this antenna previus i got 1.8km now i get over 3.5km.

    If someone is intrested for more specs just pm me