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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by JackTheTexan, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. JackTheTexan

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    What, exactly, is the purpose of this lightbridge module?

    Am I correct in my understanding that both radio control, and video will travel over the 2.4ghz rather than needing a separate 5.8ghz xmitter mounted on the drone for video?

    Is the range better?

    How would my controller connect to the unit? Is there a wiring diagram available? How about wiring on the drone side?

    Sorry for all of the questions. I have been happily flying fpv free for the past year and a half, and now that I'm investigating upgrade paths, I realize the options are endless.

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    That's a lightbridge1 - the p3 uses the mk2, which incorporates the control signals and is part of the remote controller. That one will not work on a p2 though, because the control system on that is also 2.4ghz, while the vision normally comes back at 2.4ghz for the p2v+, which has a 5.8ghz remote controller [just to confuse everyone]. You might as well just get a 5.8g video link from one of the model suppliers - foxtech, from memory, for a lot less.
     
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    You may as well get a P3 Advanced rather than considering an upgrade like that.
    At the current sale price of US$799, you get free Lightbridge included with the P3.
    Lightbridge gives perfect control and crystal clear 720p live view at 5 times the range of wifi used in previous systems.
     
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    These are from DJI's website. This lightbridge system is listed on the phantom 2 page.[​IMG]
    The details state video and radio control. [​IMG]
    Therein lies my confusion.


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    I understand that, but I am happy with my P2, and I already have all of the accessories that go with my P2. I've spent roughly 3k on my entire package. That $799 is base price of the P3, does not cover any spare batteries, props, or anything else. Not to mention I would have to invest in a tablet to fly with telemetry on the DJI go app.

    What is the range of this lightbridge?


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    It depends on conditions and interference but 5 km is common and up to 10 km has been demonstrated.
    About 1 km in heavy interference in urban areas.
     
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    Thank you!

    So is that video and rc?


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    Yes
     
  9. JackTheTexan

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    Awesome, thank you. Can you answer any other of the original questions?


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    The unit you posted is Lightbridge 1
    which was an add-on that could be bolted to a P2 or a custom drone.
    The P3 Advanced and Pro have Lightbridge 2 built in.
    It handles live video, telemetry and control signal over 2.4ghz and works like magic.
     
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    Could you point me in the direction of set up instructions?


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    Yea thank you so much! Exactly what I was looking for.. Guess I overlooked the manual on the DJI website.

    You mention the LB2 is out.. Is that only compatible with the P3?


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    Not sure on compatibility on the LB2. Navigate to it via that second link in my last post. ;)
     
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    Touché.. I suppose I should do some of my own footwork from time to time!

    I've quickly gotten used to the vast knowledge of this forum that my own digging is sometimes forgotten


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    Teach a man to fish and all that rubbish :D
     
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