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Itelite DBS Plus Bird side Antennas.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by Davowalshy, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Davowalshy

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    I recently modded my vision plus with an Itelite panel and have had great results. Lately I have had a few problems though. I was about 800m out over the ocean and I angled my camera down a bit and it went straight down and wouldn't come back up. I though the bird was dropping as all I could see was water. I also lost telemetry readings a few times as well. After reading some mod stories, I just purchased 2.4 GHZ bird side antennas from FPLRV. The question I have to ask is do I need 5.8ghz antennas as well? I was told by FPLRV that the 2.4s will give me better video reception and feedback but will I lose on range without the 5.8s as well? I'm pretty new to all of this but have a lot of fun tinkering and seeing results.
     
  2. dirtybum

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    Itelite panel for wifi 9-15 turn for control. (Remote) Fpvlr 2.4 dipoles for wifi spironets or fpvlr 5.8 for control(birdside)
    If theres a better combo out there i havent found it & ive tried everything. Just the itelite & 15 turn ib crazy remote i have will take STOCK p2v+ over 2 miles( i never liked the 5.8 part of itelite) ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1445358095.122232.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1445358125.055814.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1445358152.974918.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1445358174.563338.jpg
     
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  3. Davowalshy

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    Hey Dirtybum.
    **** that's a wicked looking setup. Thanks for the reply. I have a few questions if you don't mind? I see you have 4 antennas on your bird. The installation videos I have seen (ie remove black glue of death..etc) there seems to be only two sockets for the antennas. Am I missing something? Also I haven't received my 2.4ghz Dipoles yet. I just want to find out what will happen if I just install them by themselves without the 5.8ghz(might add them down the track). Thanks for the help.
     
  4. dirtybum

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    The T shaped antennas are the fpvlr 2.4 dipoles. Them combined with the itelite antenna are amazing! I've been flying 2-3 miles with full bars & i leave it on highest preview setting. Start with that mod & u will probably lose control signal at about a mile due to stock 5.8. You can get a quality helical antenna for the control & leave the receiver alone
     
  5. dirtybum

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    That will get you to about 7-8000'. My buddy has the 5.8 dipoles on order. I'll let you know how they work.
    Tony from fpvlr posted a how-to for the removal of black goo. Its a great step by step & his method is the only one i've successful with times over! I suggest when your ready to, order a receiver on e-bay for cheap and do the mod on it just in case it doesnt go well youre still flyin!!
     
  6. Davowalshy

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    Thanks mate. Appreciate the advice.
     
  7. dirtybum

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    You can always pay me or many other guys on here to mod one for ya
     
  8. Davowalshy

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    That would be awesome but I'm in Australia. Bit pricey for the airfreight. I like learning and doing myself though.
     
  9. mandalay

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    @dirtybum, which 5.8 helical antenna do you use? I have a P3S modded with Itelite but I have not been able to go more than 2500ft before RC signal went out and RTH was initiated; FPV signal was still good. With stock antenna, I was able to go 3500ft. I'm thinking about adding this 5.8 antenna with the hope to improve RC signal & go further.
     
  10. Mark The Droner

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    I was gonna say, that helical - the width of it looks more like a 2.4 than a 5.8. On Tony's site, all his 5.8 helicals are narrower. Can you comment on that?

    Anyway, I have a six turn 5.8 helical that has gottten me out to 5400' with five bars. It turned around when I hit the edge of my safety zone, dammit. I'm looking forward to trying it again.

    16,000 ft is obviously awesome range although you have the advantage of being out in a desert it looks like. I'm in the woods. I'll need to take a drive one of these days...
     
  11. griter34

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    To transmit the 2.4ghz signal, you'll need a wide, thin gage cloverleaf. The thicker gage, tighter cloverleaf works better with the 5.8GHz frequency.
     
  12. Mark The Droner

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    My understanding is a helical works best for long range provided you can aim it correctly.