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Wind Surfers Best Bang for your Buck in my opinion

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by phxbird57, May 13, 2016.

  1. phxbird57

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    I've been playing around with wind surfer for about 5 months on the Phantom 2 vision plus and the Phantom 3 advanced. Here I'll be talking about the P2v+.
    Most of the Wind surfers I have made myself . with empty pill bottles or vitamin bottles. That ever seems to work best for the size of the antenna. I'm not an electric engineer. I've talked to specials in the field and most of the wind surfers on the market are not correct, well let me say they will work better but it can do better. The idea is to have your antenna in the center of the wind surfer. As in the first picture.
    Build your wind surfer.jpg
    This just a stock drone and a mod antenna to the range extender I've been able to go out 6000ft multiple times and even 7000ft.

    Willis West

    Willis West 7k
    with this setup, The winder surfer on the controller was given to me. even with it I'm pushing over a 1.3 miles.
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  2. dirtybum

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    Very interesting, the p3 guys have swore by these, interesting to see how they do on p2
     
  3. N017RW

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    Not sure who you referenced but the proper shape is a cylindrical parabola as that has a single focal plane.
    Using a half-cylinder [semi circle] will work but does not properly focus the energy to a single plane.
    This technique is well defined if you research it.
     
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  4. phxbird57

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    Hello Not sure if I'm following you correct and my picture may not be 100% correct.
    and I'm always looking to correct myself If I mis under should some one.
    So If I'm getting you right your saying it more correct to have it like the first picture here or the second picture.
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    Thank you
     
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    [​IMG]
    This cut/paste from Wiki.
    Parabolic reflector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Notice how all 'beams' focus in one spot.
    This occurs up and down the length of the surfer coinciding with the length [plane] of the antenna.


    This focusing does not occur with a semi-circle.

    Edit/Add: You're right, these are the best mod for the price and effort.
     
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    Thank you
     
  7. phxbird57

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    Db I was able to push my P3a out to 18000 with just a wind surfer unboosted with full signal.
     
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    I think that's what makes them so popular you don't have to do Jack to your equipment and still get those impressive numbers and better yet perfect signal which is so important when you're going to be dabbling in those kind of distances
     
  9. phxbird57

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    So true. I know My *ss puckers up at that distance