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New Antenna test, New Record For Me (1.7miles)

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by amckim2084, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. amckim2084

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    I ordered a few wires and some antennas to test out and I got one antenna in the mail today. I gave it a shot for a distance test to reach my 10000ft goal and was able to get 1.7 miles (9066ft). Below are pictures of my setup and the flight video.

    I originally had the DBS Mod installed and got 1.2 miles.

    The setup for this flight is with the 5.8ghz 14dbi Aerial Panel Antenna.

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    As you can see in the next picture, I left the other two wires on the Itelite antenna for the video feed (I think that's what it's for lol). But I never lost visual during the entire flight.

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    I have shorter and more insulated wires on the way to install on the inside and outside in hopes for longer range along with a few more antennas to try out. Now for the flight video. Enjoy!!!

     
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    Good job..ya almost made it .
    Yes those are 2.4 for your FPV .
     
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    That's what I thought. By the way, thanks for the links to those wires. I forgot to mention you as the Quad God that answered my flight prayers lol :) Those wires are on the way. I also have two 2.4ghz 16dbi stick antennas on the way to test out for video if I ever get farther but I like this setup already. I'm amazed at how such little work can make a huge difference.
     
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    LOL . Not no quad god bro and learned all I do know from these guys in here :)
    Almost ;)
    One flight you might go farther and the next shorter . There's always something different .
     
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    I agree.. The only way to compare is a back to back test..


    OP, did you lose signal or trigger RTH on the 1.2 miles flight?
     
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    With the Itelite alone I got 1.2 miles, fought the weak signal for the last 1000 feet and RTH initiated at first signal drop. With the new antenna for 1.7 miles, I fought the weak signal for the last 2000ft but the antenna was more forgiving and I was able to regain signal several times. Signal dropped 4-5 times before RTH initiated
     
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    Which one 2.4 or 5.8 ?
     
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    If you mean which one more forgiving then the 5.8. I didn't have to point as accurately as the Itelite for RC signal. The video seems to work fine as long as I'm pointing in the general direction.
     
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    No I was asking what you were losing 5.8 or 2.4 . If you had FPV than you were losing 5.8 .
     
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    Oh yea. The 5.8 would get weak several times but would come back with just a hair adjustment. Signal dropped a few times but no RTH until it stayed dropped. Whereas the Itelite only without the new antenna would drop 5.8 and RTH right away.
     
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    With my Itelite panel, I seem to loose FPV signal before RC every time.. Could be due to the 2.4 usage being extremely high in my area..
     
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    Same with mine TG . Started slipping at 7500" and lost it at 8818'
    I haven't tried this with the standard yet but with the Vision if you wasn't videoing you had FPV farther .
    I have had mine on every time I have done a distance test with mine . Need to try .
     
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    I'm not sure about the FPV losing signal. I havn't gotten that yet. Even at 9000ft, But I was out in the middle of nowhere and flying over fields.
     
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    Well when ya screen goes blank you will know it bro :) I watch the bars