Upgraded Antenna

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I'm very interested in extended my Phantom's range. I would like to do it very inexpensive. What is the best way to go?
 
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Have you tried the various fpv boosting apps? It will extend fpv but no effect on control range. If you want to extend both you need to modify your handset / wifi extender with an aftermarket antenna

Go for the DBS phantom - relative economical in price, effective and compact. Best bang for your buck. You will need to mod your controller and wifi extender

http://www.phantompilots.com/threads/itelite-antenna-owners-thread.31622/
 
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Do a search on YouTube. You can see videos of how it's done. The standard antenna are approx 2.2 dbi gain. I changed both my RC and my wifi extender to 8 dbi and now have full video and control for over 1,675 ft in tree line areas.
I did go on eBay and purchase a second RC And wifi extender as to keep my warranty effective with original equipment. Which I ended up needing after the last upgrade. Search you tube for phantom 2 wifi extender antenna upgrade and the same for the remote control. Took about and hour to do both. The antennas can be found from anywhere from $5.00 to 12.00 for the 5.8 ghz and the 2.2 ghz antenna. Extension cables needed aroun 8-10 bucks all for less than $25.00. The most expensive is the RC $45-65 and wifi extender up to $99.
 
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Do a search on YouTube. You can see videos of how it's done. The standard antenna are approx 2.2 dbi gain. I changed both my RC and my wifi extender to 8 dbi and now have full video and control for over 1,675 ft in tree line areas.
I did go on eBay and purchase a second RC And wifi extender as to keep my warranty effective with original equipment. Which I ended up needing after the last upgrade. Search you tube for phantom 2 wifi extender antenna upgrade and the same for the remote control. Took about and hour to do both. The antennas can be found from anywhere from $5.00 to 12.00 for the 5.8 ghz and the 2.2 ghz antenna. Extension cables needed aroun 8-10 bucks all for less than $25.00. The most expensive is the RC $45-65 and wifi extender up to $99.
Thanks. I'm hoping to get more range than 2000ft. I'll check out yt
 
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Do a search on YouTube. You can see videos of how it's done. The standard antenna are approx 2.2 dbi gain. I changed both my RC and my wifi extender to 8 dbi and now have full video and control for over 1,675 ft in tree line areas.
I did go on eBay and purchase a second RC And wifi extender as to keep my warranty effective with original equipment. Which I ended up needing after the last upgrade. Search you tube for phantom 2 wifi extender antenna upgrade and the same for the remote control. Took about and hour to do both. The antennas can be found from anywhere from $5.00 to 12.00 for the 5.8 ghz and the 2.2 ghz antenna. Extension cables needed aroun 8-10 bucks all for less than $25.00. The most expensive is the RC $45-65 and wifi extender up to $99.
 
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Flipped the mount holder, so the controller with Extender antenna mod goes into the Case. 6 dbi antenna.
 

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