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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by missourigirl61, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. missourigirl61

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    Bought my husband a phantom 2 w/gimbal, a gopro hero 3 camera, h3-3d. Question is: Can he upgrade controller from 2/4 Ghz to 5.8 Ghz?
     
  2. p fandango

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    i've just swopped to the V2 controller, they sell a 2.4ghz version
     
  3. missourigirl61

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    So he can swap from 2.4 to 5.8 with no problem, or does he have to go to a completely different controller?
     
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  5. missourigirl61

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    We were told the 5.8 would have farther transmitter distance, would be better. Is this wrong info?
     
  6. p fandango

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    i've no idea on the technical stuff like that sorry
     
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    Actually... When it comes to wireless signal.. The higher the frequency the shorter the distance theoretically. 5.8 is generally better for avoiding interference because it is used less that 2.4. I would think you'd be just fine getting the radio at 2.4 and it would mean you'd have nothing to change in the Phantom.
     
  8. missourigirl61

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    Thank you so much. He's getting alot of - you need..., you gotta do this....it's starting to get overwhelming. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me.
     
  9. Buckaye

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    Yes... In hobbies there are a LOT of seeming religious wars :). All of these strong opinions are based on some fact and a lot of personal preference.

    You want a good example? Go to helifreak.com and ask how to properly discharge and dispose of a lipo battery LOL.. You'll get 100 replies and 60% of them will be very strong and very different from one another.

    Not saying that people don't have reasons for suggesting one thing over another... But you will hear a lot of you HAVE to do this vs. that... Just keep doing what you're doing... Seek a lot of opinions... Look things up.. And choose what feels best for your situation.
     
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    So basically he needs the 2.4ghz version of the new remote. To use 5.8ghz he would have to change stuff inside the phantom too.
     
  11. Tekkie

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    Are you having problems with the existing one? I have been able to go 1.6km before the stock 2.4 controller disconnected and the phantom decided to fly home.
     
  12. Mako79

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    Just the remote control receiver board in the phantom.
    if you take out the battery, you'll see a small board pressed against the main board.
    just make sure it does not conflict with your fpv ghz and bind controller when done.
     
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    What a great wife you are! He is a very lucky man :cool: