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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Davemc, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Davemc

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    Hi folks,

    I'm new to all of this and I am looking for an idea of what is the normal range lateral and vertical of a standard Phantom 2 Vision +?

    Mine starts RTH at about 200 mtrs lateral and 160 mfrs vertical with everything charged fully, the antenna and wi fi booster pointing towards the 'copter, the screw on the controller is turned for FCC and the range on the assistant is still set to default for 3.04 firmware.

    Any comparable information from other standard un modded Phantom 2 Vision + users would be appreciated for troubleshooting if my range is as abnormal as I think it is from the manual.

    Thanks in advance,

    Dave
     
  2. BlackTracer

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    It's how you are pointing your antenna sounds like. Don't point there tip towards the phantom. Rather the side of the antenna. That should give you better range.
     
  3. z10m

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    you want your antenna to be parallel with your phantoms landing gear like that : [​IMG]

    with a simple DIY reflector made out of can and a bit of carboard I can fly mine to over 1500m.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. iorwerth

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    Hi Z10M does that work for fpv (wireless) as well
     
  5. z10m

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    no thats only for RC.
    for FPV you can use booster app.
    with booster app I'm getting over 1500m as well.
     
  6. Dirty Bird

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    z10M, you must have a lot of slices on your fingers! ;)
     
  7. iorwerth

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    Is that V+BOOSTER app? and any tips on making the reflector

    thanks
     
  8. Dirty Bird

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    I would be very disappointed if my Vision+ was performing that poorly. It may be that you have a bad controller or receiver?

    My Vision+ is totally stock. I have flown as far as 5300' over water and flat farmland. Even launching from my house in a dense suburban area with loads of Wi-Fi & trees, I still get a minimum of 2000', and usually quite a bit more. Vertically I have been as high as 2600' (my geofence limit), but I generally don't fly that high and stay below 1000'. I have the original Vision+ Booster App but have only used it once as I always lose control signal before FPV.
     
  9. z10m

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    only few lol [​IMG]

    V+BOOSTER is the one I'm using but there are others.
    I didnt follow any guide to build my reflector but if want you can use this https://www.dropbox.com/s/z1zw214h456a0ew/ReflecteurParabolique.pdf
     
  10. Dirty Bird

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    LOL what a horrid injury that must have been!
     
  11. WyattEarp

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    A bread slicer injury?
     
  12. z10m

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    no just carbon fiber propellers accident lol
     
  13. chluk2425

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    To be honest... I am getting that range as well.... I get around 3xx metre then it start saying connection loss and RTH triggered....
     
  14. JWarren

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    Before I did the coke can mod, I was losing signal at 1000ft. Now I'm able to get to almost 2000ft.
     
  15. chluk2425

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    Sorry, I am really new to these thing, you mean the 5.8g radio may contribute to the short range? I always think the RTH was triggered by the loss of Wi-Fi signal, which is Why We need the booster app ...
     
  16. WyattEarp

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    Loss of signal from the 5.8ghz transmitter will trigger RTF. Not loss of FpV.
     
  17. chluk2425

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    I am no EEE so please correct me. Is that because the strongest signal you could get is to align the phantom landing gear parallel with the antenna, the coke can method effectively channel the signal to be transmitted at the direction of the tip of antenna rather than sideways?
     
  18. z10m

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    reflector will direct forward radio waves that otherwise would travel sideways and backwards

    [​IMG]
     
  19. chluk2425

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    Sorry I am loss.... From the sketch you attached, does that mean I still have to align my antenna parallel with the landing gear to get maximum performance with the coke can method?
     
  20. ToThePoint

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    The antenna on your RC must be parallel with the legs of the bird.
    The tip of that antenna on the RC is the weakest point.
    Its a Remote Control but its not to change TV channels.
    So if you hold the RC in your hand the tip of the antenna must point towards the sky or up so the antenna on the RC is faced sideways towards the bird.