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V3 Remote Antenna Mod

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by rbhamilton, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. rbhamilton

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    Well I did the pilot side antenna mod on my V3 remote to give it a nice big antenna. Basic stuff to be sure. But I took a few pics during the process and made a quick Youtube video. About the only different thing in my video is I also put in a slide about (optionally) removing the "down lock" (which I hate) from the left joystick while you have the remote open anyway.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxIfoG6_BE8

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  2. JJM

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    What did this mod do for your range?
     
  3. garrock

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    Good video showing how to install an external RP-SMA RF connector.

    The long 2.4ghz dipole antenna as a replacement for a 5.8ghz dipole, however, you might want to try some other antennas that are specifically tuned for 5.8ghz.

    The internal 5.8ghz radio does not transmit that much power to begin with. A directional 5.8ghz antenna would compliment the directional antennas built into DJI's 2.4ghz WiFi repeater which requires the UAV Operator to point the controller in the direction of the drone (at least when further down range).