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Range extender -- incredible!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by 30secs, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. 30secs

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    Ordered one of these printed/foil extenders for around $12 couple of weeks so. Finally had a chance to take it for a little test flight today.

    That thing is magic. Went from 7000ft with signal loss to over 13,000ft with full bars and no loss of signal at all. Highly recommended!
     

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  3. 30secs

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    Does it improve the reception of FPV on devices,Especially Android? Distance is not my thing, clear reliability is what I want.
     
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    Sounds like advertising to me. Probably because of my past, as a marketing director. You can build that extender in 5 minutes, for the same amount of money you will get a 6 pack of premium beer.

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    Not that simple, the distance to the radiating element has a precise optimum, and the further away from that you are with random curved metal the less effective it will be.
    You might see some benefit from a random pie dish, at least it will shield from stray RF behind
     
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    Is there anyone that sells this item that's NOT in China?
     
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    I have purchased one of these as well for £12 from eBay but I have not tried it yet. It came from China and the build quality for the money paid is very good. When it stops raining I will test it out. As for making your own, it will never look half as good as the ones you can buy. £12 is not busting your pocket considering the increased range you get
     
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    There is an American guy who sells his for around $30. I don't remember good name.. Maybe someone can help.
     
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    I got mine from a guy on here who lives in Italy. They are good and they do make a massive and I mean massive difference, and look a hell of a lot better that strapping 2 half empty beer cans to your 2 grand set up. They need to be the correct angel as well like someone else has pointed out.
     
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    Toggle off the distance limit.
     
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    will look for that. thank you
     
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    There shouldn't be a horizontal distance limit in the app unless you set it.. Can you post a screenshot?
     
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    Question: why do people spend hundreds of $$ on dbs/fpvr or whatever, when you can get as good range increase for a fraction of the cost and no hard installations?
     
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    Why. Cause they put in the research. Know the goal and provide a produce they know works. Personally I don't want to walk around flying this with cut up beer cans on it.
     
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    True. The wind surfer version is much much neater and looks like part of the kit anyway
     
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    Its altitude.