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Software Boosted Vision+ DOUBLE FPV Range

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by PVFlyer, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. PVFlyer

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    A friend of mine (software developer) helped me to custom build an Android app for boosting my Vision+ Wifi signal strength. Holy cow! It ended up DOUBLE the FPV range by a single click even when my Vision+ was still in the air. It does not need to power cycle/reboot the Vision+, and boost the Wifi signal strength immediately. In general, I would prefer to boost the Wifi well before take off, while boosting in the air was to demonstrate no power cycle required.

    My FPV range test setup below:
    - Stock Vision+ aircraft
    - Stock RE700 range extender
    - 5.8G Transmitter (came with P2V not Vision+) with 11dBi patch panel
    - Rooted Nexus 7 (2012 model) running Android 4.4 Vision app 1.0.40 with Preview Quality 320x240 15fps

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVdhKFMqSBI[/youtube]

    Next week, I will further test it with my homebrew helical antenna and Rocket M2 AP/repeater for long range flight. I may also adjust some coding accordingly.
     
  2. PVFlyer

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    Sorry, I posted to the wrong forum. I should post it to Vision+ forum instead. Anyway, this approach should also work with P2V, but I no longer have P2V aircraft to test it.