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antenna position

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by assamite1984, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. assamite1984

    Dec 21, 2013
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    hey was wondering can anyone supply a pic of the antenna position when facing the drone 150ft in the air and flying away from u

    ive switched to fcc mode but can only get 200ft height and 300ft distance before the return to home feature kicks in.
  2. iResq

    Dec 23, 2013
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    Annapolis, Maryland
    Picture an acute triangle. Two points are the top and bottom of your antenna. The third point is your Phantom. As elevation increases the top of your antenna should move back accordingly. If you were flying directly overhead, your antenna would be parallel the ground. If flying at eye level, the antenna would be perpendicular to the ground.
  3. Pull_Up

    Nov 5, 2013
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    South Oxfordshire, UK
    Unless you are flying it directly overhead then have the antenna pointed straight up, perpendicular to the ground. If you hold your transmitter at an angle when you fly, adjust so that the antenna itself is straight up. The weakest transmission point is from the tip of the antenna, hence avoiding pointing it at the aircraft.

    5.8GHz is more or less a line-of-sight kind of deal. Any trees or structures between you and the aircraft will start to significantly reduce how much range you can get. If you still have issues after checking the area you're flying in and the antenna orientation, did you open up the transmitter to do the firmware upgrade? Some have accidentally pulled the internal antenna wire off the circuit board when doing so, dropping the effective range right down.
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