Q500 Mod antenna 5.8ghz

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  1. Mas

    Masala New Member

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    mounted antenna has proven aomway 14db .... testing on an open field 2,800 ft lost radio signal and the telemetry but increasingly fluid video .ritorno auto and home videos taken at 1400ft 1467405036162.jpg
     
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    marko4k New Member

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    Same for me here,i lose video with aomway helical antenna at 300-400m.I dont know what to do anymore.I think to buy Itelite or something like that more pro but i am afraid that it will be the same and then i will take the hammer and "fix" the problem and go with phantom 4.Good luck
     
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    What....no video-loss with a phantom.....i can write a book about that....
     
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    To start...
    Like most, I lost reliable video at about 700'-750' and transmitter at about 2500'.
    I did the transmitter mod (Itelite) about three months ago and that gained me a range of about 2200' on video and about 3000' on the transmitter.
    This weekend I did the antenna mods to the Q and had a test flight today.
    I got out about 4800' on video and never did lose radio communication.
    That's really far enough for me.
    Happy flying,
    Jafo
     
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    Can't beat that deal!
    Excellent range now! That would be plenty of range for me too!
    Glad it worked out for you.
    :)
     
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    I don't plan on flying my Q out of line of sight beyond 1/4 mile but having the range increase also means you keep a stronger signal over shorter distances (theoretically).

    I did these same mods to increase signal strength more than range.

    Glad to hear another ITElite/antenna mod setup is working great.
     
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