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Phantom 3S free antanna booster / range extender test

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by olo, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. olo

    olo

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    Hello fellow flyboys and girls.
    Thanks to the birthday celebration of Mr. DJI I could finally afford the 599 Euro Phantom 3S.
    RTF was promised - an internet connection was needed and a firmware update was forced - GRR.
    Ok it stopped at 45% and then a longer than 40 min screeching / beeping drove me nuts until the internet told me to get the update file from the phone and put it on the camera SD card.

    Tried that and after a couple times the progress bar reached 100%. - JAY
    The first careful flights and the first photos and videos - WOW
    Trying over 100 meter (300 feet) from home horizontal and vertical soon reached the limit of my little Phantom.
    DANG - I should have spend the 50% more to get the Advanced for 899 Euros.

    Thanks to the DJI "how the antenna works" video I learned that it is not a good idea to just start and go up and how the antenna has to be in relation the the quadcopter.
    Further research introduced the "windsurfer" what I thought was a little figure on top of the Phantom (hey I saw a Santa Phantom flying around).

    Here are the fruits from my research and my free solution to extend the range of the to 50mw crippled CE compliant Phantom 3 Standard.

    Now the 500 meter max range is something I break with ease.
    enjoy


     
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    Nice video. It reminds me a Sicily. Where are you from?
     
  3. olo

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    Spain - and the most fields you see are oranges
     
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    So your sayong that the windsurfer worked good .because im looking to get a better signal for video not really distance. Well maybe more distance was thinking trying the windsurfer before opening my controller for mod
     
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    How did you get 50mw ?
     
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    Sounds like beginner mode is on if it stopped at 300ft
     
  7. olo

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    that is what is allowed in CE
     
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