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I PROVED IT! 5Ghz Wifi Booster DOES give extra range

Discussion in 'Standard' started by smackc4, May 28, 2018.

  1. smackc4

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    I PROVED IT! 5Ghz Wifi Booster DOES give extra range!
    Nothing like you see on youtube where miraculously a P3S goes 10 miles (LOL) BUT; Did manage over 1600+ Metres (5300 feet). Tested during one of my YouTube vlogs out at a dam, clear of obstructions;
     
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    Looks a lot like Wivenhoe??
     
  3. smackc4

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    hahaha...Hard to disguise it isn't it!? LOL
     
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    Yep I lived down that way til 2010 and used to ride over Mt Glorious regularly.
    Motor bike not pushbike
     
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    10 miles - Surely the standard battery would not last that distance? Today achieved 8.4 miles / 13.51 km / 44,360 feet total - landing with 8% - at an almost constant 53-54kmph. Unless additional batteries have been fitted, this distance almost seems beyond belief
     
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    Of course I was flying in P Mode - will try ATTI mode next
     
  7. smackc4

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    ON A P3S??? :O
    Sorry - I have a STRONG urge to be impolite and call BULLSHIT.
    If I'm wrong; can you come and fix mine like yours?
     
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    If you pay travel then you have a deal - configuration below - Magic Power plus Sunhans x3 plus replacement of internal cables with shielded ones plus Alfa APA M25 x3 - you can do the same and achieve the same outcome - people dont experiment enough these days 20180710_090925.jpg 20180710_090906.jpg 20180710_090859.jpg
     
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    ok; that's some pretty serious kit you have there - I LOVE the idea of the shielded internal cables!
    Sorry to offend; just a LOT of false claims getting about, as you know. On the down side - you probably spent as much if not MORE than (hindsights wonderful!) simply buying a P4! - I can relate; have spent huge time and a good deal of money, boosting mine up also, tho, didn't and don't worry about the video link as much, so only boosted the AC signal. Magic power etc etc, and various antennas.
    What channel did you settle on for wifi?
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    Had tried Argtek which was total junk then tried Itelite DBS which was very overpriced and resulted in too narrow a signal band which is impractical in anything other than straight line use. Then tried Alfa APA M25 and 2x Alfa APA M04. This took me out to 5.2km. Then I tried 3 x APA M25 and havent looked back since. I never ran out of signal on the way out using Alfa M25. Battery is the sole limiting factor on distance The return journey is another story as the video antenna is located to the rear of the drone in the area of the battery housing causing intermittent signal loss. A great drone once you figure how to get the best out of it.
     
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    20180709_231557.png I now have a dropper on the bird and this is triggered to operate using DSC_0055.JPG DSC_0056.JPG a light sensitive diode
     
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    No offense taken - I enjoy the tinkering and in reality though, I have just assembled a kit based on the suggestions of various others across the forums. Off the shelf is just far too easy - improvise, adapt and overcome as some might say
     
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    Yeah - I find the same pretty much re Argtek! Posted that elsewhere; pity I went with what a LOT of people have said about them.
     
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    Believe drone is on Channel 6 - not much interference over the Irish Sea. Crashed it previously into a tower 186 metres tall - lost signal and a RTH commemced - hit tower at approx 120 metres and 20kmph - fell about 30 metres and recovered itself - have a video which I should post. Damage was negligible - had to replace an LED cover and stickers plus clean red paint from the two front arms. Replaced props as a precaution
     
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