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New Antennas - bird and pilot

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Robb, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Robb

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    So I'm going to upgrade the antennas on everything.

    Transmitter
    Wifi range extender
    Bird - both

    Just looking for a little extra range. Not looking to spend a ton. Basically looking to do the FPVLR stage 3 upgrade just cheaper.

    Anyone have advice or links to birdside antenna mods?

    Really looking for antenna advise. I'm confused with all the different types out there.
     
  2. dirkclod

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    Look at the top of the page in P2V mods and here http://www.phantompilots.com/forums/antenna-mods.54/ and you will find all you need there . Then what ya don't understand just ask .
    As far as advise all I can tell ya is I started with the rubber ducky antennas and as I read more in here I just went to the FPVLR ones . I spent as much on the other ones experimenting as I did for the stage 3 set up I have now .
    Depending on just how far ya want to go maybe just getting the RE700 will make ya happy .
    Stage 3 with me I can get 8000' + and back but that's all I do is go out and come back .
    I do know with that I can get out 3 or 4 thousand feet and have all the control and FPV I need . I would read in those links good before just jumping on anything .;)
     
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    i agree, once i got my RE700 i was getting 2x my range. i used to only get 5-600 feet now i get around 1100. but I'm getting greedy now i went to the beach but i wasn't impressed. i was getting around the same video range but it was much smoother since no obstacles and no wifis.

    do you think the stage 2 pilot side is worth the upgrade? its cheap and easy to install. how much range would that get me? both fpv and control
     
  4. dirkclod

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    Was just trying to find a screen shot to show ya but I got so many but ya it's worth it if ya want to get on out there . I know on good days I could get between 5 to 6 thousand feet out but ya have to be going sideways as the antennas in bird are on the sides of camera .
    Now with those ya can go out JIMO and have full everything around 3 to 4000' if ya in the right place . Ya have to take a bunch of things into consideration when doing it though if that makes any sense !
     
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    yeah I hear the stage 2 only works when aiming the controller at the phantom. I think I might give it a shot for stage 2 for now but I really want to be able to turn any direction when flying far away.

    if I do lose video connection at lets say 5thousand but still have control do you think home lock will still work so I can just fly the bird closer to me? I heard home lock doesn't work when you are far away/

    sorry to hear about totaling ur drone man!
     
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    Thanks . Yea as far as it coming back that's how I do it with HL till I get FPV back and then do what ever .
    Having proper aim is everything with any of the antennas ;)