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P3A windsurfer

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by J&L, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. J&L

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    Looking for a link to buy one for a P3A. Also which is better the copper or aluminum?
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    Technically aluminum should be good enough. Copper doesn't make it any better. It is design and manufacturing that gets you a better windsurfer not the metal.
     
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    Search on amazon or ebay, i got me an aluminum for like $15 and it works pretty good


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    These are sold many places. For example -- TACO-RC, SKYREAT, or Perl Trading on eBay. The type of metal doesn't seem to make a difference. You could even build your own:

     
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    Who likes what best? I like the looks of TACO RC, no film to scratch.
     
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    Bought a 3D printed from ebay for USD 7.00 including free shipping. It's awesome. Increased my range by 60%.
     
  8. alokbhargava

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    You are very lucky to see 60% increase in range. Do you see it over water? I never noticed such a substantial "increase" except that windsurfer keeps my antennas vertical all the time and that ensures good communication.
     
  9. J&L

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    I've seen some people with there antennas in a "V" or should they be like "ll"
     
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    No have not used it over water so far. Over water all stock two weeks ago I went 2000 meters. Full signal with only 1-2 low video transmission warnings.
    With the parabolic mirrors I have try so far on an urban area where I was usually getting low signal warnings at about 1500 meters. With the mirrors I have gone 2500 meters with no warnings or losses. I only return because I was afraid for the battery life.
     
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    Meh. Its ok. The way that one works out you have to sand it to get a clean surface for the aluminum. The one I linked to prints vertically so the surface is GTG right off the printer. Less futzing around with clean up. Couple screws and you are off.
     
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    I actually printed yours out, its ok but to much work.
    My printer did a much better job than the authors picture did and needed very little clean up,
    also its much more solid and easier to take on/off.
    To each his own!
     
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    Exactly :) Thats why its good to have different versions to choose from!
     
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