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Parabolic Antenna Range Booster

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Clearimageweb, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Clearimageweb

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    Just need some info in these. Got this after reading reviews. I used without anything and got 1600 feet before having a signal issue. Then i made the paper windsurfers. Got 2642 feet before signal issues. So i ordered these

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017IP2P98?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

    I got the same distance as the paper ones? What counts for interfearence? Electrical Lines? House wifi signals? etc. Im thinking maybe i just have too many power lines by me or what idk. But for something that says i can fly 3.1 miles away only 2600 feet from me is far from 3.1 miles. Not saying i will be flying this far but still what am i missing.

    Thanks and no i do not want to spend 500-1000 for an extended range. Thanks all
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    Q: What counts for interference?

    A: Everything.

    Try it in the open desert or over open water - you might get 3100' then.
     
  3. Clearimageweb

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    LMAO...Figured as much....lol about the Answer:...lol
     
  4. Be There Productions

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    I'm also curious about these parabolic boosters. I was in Mexico on a bluff away from major power lines. I flew my P3P away from me as fast as I could over open water. It lost signal at 15,000 feet! No joke! I wish I had screenshot it. My friends were standing with me and saw that too. I quickly turned around because battery was at about 60% and booked it home. No parabolic booster and straight out of the box. Crazy.
     
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    With these range extenders, do they extend the range of the video feed as well? I loose video before I loose control of P3P
     
  6. Mark The Droner

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    Read the 4th bullet in the OP's link.