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Maxx VS Terminator. Long distance antenna shootout!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by dirtybum, May 3, 2016.

  1. dirtybum

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    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1462291053.404107.jpg
    We've got two different awesome antennas out on the market right now and it was time to put them to a side-by-side test.
    The Terminator from Horizon
    The Maxxrange from DBS
    Lots of tests are sure to come from both of these antennas and a lot of different pilots and you're welcome to post them results here.
    My test was UNBOOSTED
    P3A 1.6 fw new motors
    Battery modded
    GL300B controller
    I turned both around at 50% bat
    Using a tripod (faced it almost level w/ horizon & never moved it during entire flight!
    Terminator:
    150'-250' 100% signal entire trip
    45000' unboosted. NICE
    Maxxrange:
    150'-250' after 20000' I was still only 200' high and a couple bars dropped on the video signal, I went up to 250' @ 25000'and never had the issue again.
    39000'
    This was my first flight with the Maxxrange, and even though it dropped a couple bars, I'm still going to have to call this first round a tie. These are both great antennas!
    The Terminator is tough,unbreakable,&dependable!
    The Maxx is light,cute,clean,&every thing you love about the little DBS panel.
    Both these antennas are game changers for all of us, no matter what our goals
    Maxx HD
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    Terminator HD
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  2. Ed209

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    Nice comparison DB. Hopefully by Saturday I'll be chiming in with my tests of the Maxxrange. I'll be fitting it to a GL300A.
     
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  3. dsd317

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    Thanks for sharing! Great info! My Maxxrange from DBS arrives tomorrow, but I may not be able to fly this week. :(
     
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    Thats awesome..look almost same size. Hows the weight difference just holding on to it?
     
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    DB great testing. Looks like the weather was good. I'll have to check the spec on Maxxrange.
     
  6. Jtrjr

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    Dirty,

    That's great info! When you guys figure out the best antenna's, the best battery setup, etc. I'll be buying some stuff!

    It really does my heart good seeing some people go out the edge. I've done it my entire life and thought that would ultimately keep this country on top but we're dipping these days. Very few seem to be willing to risk anything anymore. They just want $10, $15, $20 bucks an hour and a pile of benefits. Those of us that took all the risks are bad guys and don't deserve what we now have. Sad state of affairs, in my humble opinion, but so be it. I'm following you guys like a hawk, I just love the competition and the willingness to take some risk! I'm all in, I've just got to learn more about this stuff.

    Respect,

    Jerry
     
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  7. Mark The Droner

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    Excellent job DB - both in the work involved with what you had to do and in the description of the results. Well done!

    Looking at these two antennas - do you think it's possible they are actually the same antennas in different cases?
     
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    I cant wait to see what you get with amps hooked up!!!.
     
  9. dirtybum

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    I don't think you need them!
     
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  10. Pluto88888

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    Dam it still cannot decide which one should I purchase.
     
  11. Procharged97

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    Lol come on DB i know your probably still going to try it!!!..eventually!
     
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    Dirtybum will need to land at your house so you can change out batteries for the return flight:p
     
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    You guys wanted to know how far this thing can go boosted?
    Well I just took the terminator hooked up the boosters and took it out past 19 miles! Now I just got to go get the **** thing ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1462305838.626015.jpg
     
  14. dsd317

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    What?!?! Now that's sick (in a good way)!!! :eek: Did you get it?
     
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    S&R team on it's way. DB you are THE MAN:confused::mad::oops::rolleyes::D
     
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    That was freaking sick, in a good way! I'm on my way now
     
  17. phxbird57

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    How far away was it from home point.
     
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    If it was me I would be checking my shorts :oops:
     
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    I'll have to check flytrex , but you see my last screenshot. I don't know what happened at 10 miles but the device I was using set the go app wasn't responding so I switched over to my iPhone and then kept going.so unfortunately it's going to be broke up into two logs. But at least I had Flytrx running it'll all be one log
     
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    BOSS MODE!!!