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External Antenna for FC200

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by F6Rider, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. F6Rider

    Feb 5, 2014
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    Foothills Of The Sierra's, California
    Hi all, I have installed an external Bluebeam Ultra (IBcrazy) 2.4Ghz antenna on my vision. After opening up my FC200 I decided to get a U.fl male to male jumper made to preclude having to disassemble the internals of the camera. Simply unplugging the internal antenna on the gimbal motor side and using the male to male jumper I routed it out thru the air vent in the top, and plugged in the new antenna which was mounted on the landing legs. A U.fl male to male is very hard to find, so I ordered 2 of them from JEFATech, they were very easy to work with and will make just about anything you need. You can find them at http://www.jefatech.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?
    I was going to remove the FC200 internal panel antennas as they weigh about the same as the Bluebeam and mount, but didn't want to change the balance of the gimbal at this time. As they just pull right out I may tackle that when I learn more about the gimbals settings. (don't want to overdrive the motor) I have the antenna pointing down for now so I have to hand catch (do that most of the time in any case) but will experiment with it pointed out the back for ease of take off.

    *UPDATE* After a callback from the tech at JEFATECH I was informed there would be a 2-3 week lead time on these cables, not acceptable, so after extensive searching I found another supplier that has them in stock. Here is the link to the part http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Hirose-Electric/UFL-2LP-088K1T-A-60/?qs=%2fha2pyFadugePYn%2fqXpymXThnjnFRly%252bRvrENErY6p4XXdR4NCEVZ3iJYGCgNsbQ and if it does not work the part number is 798-U.FL2LP088K1TA60 There are varying lengths and if you are adding a remote antenna for the camera these will save you a lot of work as all you have to do is remove 4 screws to access the antenna plug.
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