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P2V Max Range

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by mikegraves54, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. mikegraves54

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    I owned the original Phantom for more than a year. I just purchased a P2V and could not be happier. I understand the max range for WiFi purposes is 300m. I also understand I do not want to go above 400'. That said if I were not concerned with either of these limits, just how far distance wise could my P2V go and still be under pilot control?
     
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    Lots of variables, particularly the geometry of the angles between your controller and Phantom antennas.
    But you'll probably get 5-600 metres when things are right, sometimes more and other times, less.
     
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    I lost picture on 150m because of big tree and when picture loses and after few sec I get black picture so i must land and restart p2v to get picture again.... That hapened a few times... So i dont fly more than 150-200m from me.... I got advice form one member to upgrade wifi antenna.... so it will be First thing after gimbal install
     
  5. dirkclod

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    You go behind any tree's ya gonna lose signal WD . Depending on how much distance I wanted I would suggest getting a RE700 extender to start with .Then go from there .
    Have been there..done about all I could for distance keeping FPV .
    JIMO
     
  6. mikegraves1954

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    From what I have read here, if I buy the RE700 WiFi extender for my P2V (folks are saying it's totally compatible with the P2V) I can increase my range 3 fold? Amazon has the OEM for $129. Is that a good deal and a good way to go? DJI wants $189.
     
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    Folks not just saying but I have been using one for a year . Distance depends on a lot of things . I could see farther than my 5.8 would let me go .
    Seems like I have seen them cheaper than that but can't remember where . I ditched the 500 way back. I also use the Plus's TX and like it a lot better with the scroll wheel and internal battery . I would ask in classifieds for one before I paid that being most are going to the P3 now .
     
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    So if you have. A pv2 u can used a 700 instead of the 500 and even use the Plus tx also ?
     
  9. dirkclod

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    Correct . Is what I use .
    And sorry I didn't see this earlier .Alerts not so good sometimes :)
     
  10. mikegraves1954

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    Just bound my new RE700 with my P2V. Best $129 I've spent recently. My max range went from 300m to 700m. Why would a drone pilot not upgrade?
     
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    Is slick huh :)
     
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    What is the difference between an antenna upgrade and a WiFi extender upgrage? I thought the antenna upgrade was for more range.
     
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    Wifi is for your FPV and changing to the RE700 from the stock 500 ( which are antennas ) will give you better distance to see farther .
    The antenna on the TX is 5.8 and is for the control of your bird .
    Make sense ?
     
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    Sort of. The installation instructions for the antennas show modifications to both the tx and the wifi units. I'd hate to modify the stock wifi unit just to find out I have to modify it again when I upgrade unit because I can now out-fly my video range. Does this mean it is suggested to do both mods at the same time?
     
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    It depends . How far do you want to fly out ?
    If you add the 700 you will see in FPV farther than your controller (5.8 ) will let you go . Like you will be going out and lose signal to your bird but beable to see it stop ,turn around and come back .
    If you want to go farther than that then you need to mod your TX also . (stage 2 ) or just try and go the cheapest way and add a windsurfer one
    to help some .
    Ya can look in my search in my signature for ..windsurfer antennas and see how bunch's do it .
     
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    Wind surfer antennas only gonna help your 5.8 signal not FPV .
     
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    Actually I was looking at the Itelite antenna but that may be on hold until I figure out what I want to accomplish.
     
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    That's a good one and have one . I have the FPVLR's on right now .
    The dbs is a great 100.00 investment !
     
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    Any recommendations on what to do if video reaches 3000' some days and other days 1800'. The control signal rarely drops. Only has happened 2 times since I owned my p2v. I fly using a re700 and a pvt581 remote.

    The video usually gets laggy or breaks at around 2200-2800'. However a few times I have been able to push out to 3800'.

    It seems to mainly be the video connection to me that fails as I can still see the phantom and guide it back visually if needed.
    I fly in the mountains.
     
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    Is your preview quality set high or low ?
    That and maybe your aim was off .