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Wifi range test

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by ronbo, May 22, 2015.

  1. ronbo

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    While sitting on the ground, what's the typical distance from drone to controller that the WiFi signal starts losing bars and disconnects? Mine seems to happen at about 100'.
    Is this indicative of a failing wifi module or does distance increase when the motors are going?
     
  2. tcope

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    Distance should be much further then 100 feet. I easily get 1200.
     
  3. yorlik

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    More important maybe is what is distance you get IN THE AIR WITH CLEAR LOS?

    If I had to guess, I get about 50 feet max with p2v+ on the ground and 1000+ ft LOS in the air.... more if turn on boost
     
  4. Chicago1

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    P2V+ Version 3: I put it up 400 ft. and fly it away 3,000 ft. regularly - never lose FPV.
     
  5. Mako79

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    the reason why the wifi is weak at ground is to do with the angled wifi antennas on the side of the bird. Remove the battery and you will notice they are angled downwards. The dead spots occur in front and behind and at very low altitudes.

    If you want to gain maximum range, move the wifi antennas to the front and back.
    I was able to get 700m on stock with the v2 non perforated wifi module.
    http://www.phantompilots.com/thread...for-under-10-bucks-diy-mod.36967/#post-355261
     
  6. ronbo

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    Good info...learned something new.
     
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