Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Modify my RE500 or Buy the RE700?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Mods' started by Elqueso2, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Elqueso2

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    I am presently using the crappy RE500 and dropping my video. With all the antenna mods out there like FPVLR or the Itelite should I just put on one of these antennas and call it a day or buy the RE700 and modify that? The first choice is of course cheaper (mod RE500) and not sure if my extended range will be any better than the RE700 modified. Haven't seen anything other than switching to the newer Range extender and has anyone done a test with both the RE500 & RE700 with modified antenna. Just curious how much more range would it buy me?/ Thank you in advance and still a newbie. Just got this P2 Vision as a hand me down from a close friend :)
     
  2. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Messages:
    11,618
    Likes Received:
    6,119
    Location:
    Amory Mississippi
    Been there done that . RE700 is the only way to go.
    Do some reading back in this section and you will see.
     
  3. PaulSouthport

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Southport, UK
    RE700 makes a huge difference. Add a simple parabolic reflector too.
     
  4. skiddyfisk

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    1
    My otherwise stock range went from 400 to 600m solely by buying an RE700. 50% increase.
     
  5. crash1sttime

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    108
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    I switched to an Re700 about 1 month after getting my P2V, with the 500 I got about 700ft and then lost FPV with the 700 I got around 1800ft. I added the Itelite system and pushed out to 6000ft.
     
  6. Elqueso2

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    I ended up getting the RE700 and now lost my FPV, posted in the help section.
     
Loading...