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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by LMC, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. LMC

    LMC

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    5.8G RC lost after go home. 2.4G still 100%.
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaGKAkmkjYM[/youtube]

    Side record.
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnoiu2nVcBI[/youtube]

    S/W booster: PVFlyer Vision+ Wi-Fi Booster Pro beta1 Level 6 on plane
    H/W booster: Sunhans 5.8G 1W & 2.4G 2.5W on RC
    Antenna:
    FPVLR RHCP 5.8 GHz Pentalobe V.2 1.9dbi on plane
    FPVLR RHCP 5.8 GHZ 8 turns Helical on RC
    FPVLR LHCP 2.4 GHz 2dBi Phantom Pinwheel on plane
    FPVLR LHCP 2.4 GHz 6.5 Turns 12.9dBi Helical on RC
     
  2. tizzl10

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    great range. can you post pictures of your rc and aircraft setup?
     
  3. LMC

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    ahh ok..i thought you changed up your setup.. cool.
     
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    "2.4G 2.5W on RC Antenna"... Am I misinterpreting this.. you're using a 2.4G amp with the RC antenna vs. the 5.8?
     
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    Looks like it has a 2.4g and a 5.8g booster. The 5.8 is aluminum in color.
     
  8. LMC

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    Yes !
     
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    Ok, to clarify, the 2.4G 2.5W amp is the black one tied into the wifi range extender correct?
     
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    Impressive range and setup. You looked awfully close to those power lines at the end of the video. Last time I saw lines that close flying FPV my copter took the express route back to earth.
     
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    Wow, that is great! Nice job. I should get back into distance flights. My best was only 9500'.
     
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    Great range, Jason. :D It seems 5.8G control link is the limitation, even you use an amplifier and high gain helical.

    As you modded the aircraft with 5.8G pigtail, how about to change a higher gain 5.8G rubber ducky (say 5-6dBi) antenna on the aircraft and also swap 14dBi linear patch on controller to match the rubber ducky. You may undo the shell of rubber ducky to reduce the weight or use a straw to replace the shell. I did something similar when I flew my AR.Drone 2 years ago.
     
  13. LMC

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    I will change to 14dbi pactch antenna next time. :cool:

    BTW, S/W booster pro beta01 level 6 so crazy. :lol:
     
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    You flew 12,000ft FPV with Booster Pro and stock repeater is even crazier. The beauty of new interference level algorithm (resides in the Pro beta) is to further boost FPV range with the same TX power.
     
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    Could you upgrade my 5.8G RC TX power? :twisted:
     
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    I proposed using higher gain 5.8G Omni antenna on the aircraft end is an "indirect" way to upgrade RC TX power. Obviously, there are other higher power 5.8G amplifiers in the market, but I'm not a fan of high power.

    I'm been exploring an innovative way (just an idea) to control P2V+ WITHOUT using 5.8G RC at all, just like AR.Drone using 2.4G only. Maybe it's time to check out Parrot Bebop Drone.
     
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    amazing video !!!

    and love the music too ... can you tell us the title ? :)
     
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    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=820jJZTOxF4[/youtube]
     
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    OK,let me try next time.

    TKS
     
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    I'm unsure (don't think) what 5.8G RF is being reflected at 200m altitude and 2000m away from coastline over an ocean due to multipath. I think LMC can easily test it out while he has got all the gears.

    My 5.8G 14dBi patch always (very consistent) reaches 11,000-12,000ft WITHOUT amplifier. I don't see how 5.8G multipath killing the control link so far. Of course, I don't fly in rainy day and unsure how bad the impact of humidity.