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Signal strength

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Turbazz, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Turbazz

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    On the Phantom 2 non vision,is there any way of seeing the signal strength for your controller like in a percentage or a gauge? I have watched a video of a inspire one it shows up as a gauge pretty cool.

    Also can we get signal strength indicator for 5.8 GHz video transmission?
     
  2. noiseboy72

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    I am not aware of a signal strength meter for either the R/C TX or the 5.8GHz receiver, but in terms of video, there are field strength meters you could use as a separate unit

    TBH in the UK, you can only fly line of sight and the P2 has ample R/C power for this. You should only really use a 25mW Video TX, but many use more powerful units. These are normally good for 150m to 400, so again, this is pretty much safe control distance.
     
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    I am having very acceptable results using 25mw vTX with an FPVLR antenna.
     
  4. Turbazz

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    What distances are you getting hughie?
     
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    It does OK on a circuit at a flying field at 120m up at 400m out (I can't go much further there). However in a straight line test (much easier to track with a helix obviously), I took it to 1000m. It was losing some quality at around 800m but did not deterioate further until I turned, and then I lost it momentarily (even though the spironet on the TX is hanging an inch below the legs). It came back after a couple of seconds. The quality was not fabulous at that distance, but it was enough to be able to fly it.

    I am awaiting an FPVLR pentalobe/pinwheel pair to see if I can improve on the quality further, but anyway I dont normally go beyond 500m.
     
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    That's pretty good! What's the weather like today in your neck of the woods? Pretty sunny, still 10 to 15 mph winds though down leicester
     
  7. Hughie

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    I flew this morning at Pontefract Race Course it was sunny, 8 degrees C and wind at 2m/s. Close to perfect for this time of year. The weather looks rubbish for the next 10 days here though. 10-15 mph is on the edge of what I would normally fly in - so rather you than me :).