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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/21 update* ... Flytrex Core

Post by AKCobra » 23 May 2014, 18:18

Jayson Hanes wrote:Love it! hopefully the core won't create any noise that affects the wifi with it being "that close" to the antenna on that side.
Yeah, let me tell you about noise. I thought my new bird was a dud. It couldn't get/keep GPS lock, and worse than that the controls were flakey. Auto level wasn't working right (had to correct manually several times) even on ATTI mode, and it kept wanting to take off on it's own in random directions. I had to ditch it in the street yesterday when it started to get away from me (luckily no damage other than a landing gear).

Turns out the Mobius was completely crushing it. I tried it with the 808 #16 on it which has much less RF interference and I've had 6 perfect flights with it. Got some copper shielding on order, until then I'll stick with the 808.

Anyway, doesn't really have anything to do with the Phantom but it wasn't really worth starting a thread for :)

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/21 update* ... Flytrex Core

Post by DBS » 26 May 2014, 23:46

More fun with the lady phantom this weekend... modded the RC for external antenna...
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Left the original antenna location open (I have plans for that later) didn't think of it at the time but I should have reinstalled the dead original just to mess with people's heads...
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Next was the repeater... I wanted mine clean... and I wanted both antenna jacks on the same side... people keep saying "you can't do that... there's no room between the plastic ribs"... ok... so I removed a rib... done deal
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Looked at the original LHCP antennas and they are just soldering the damn coax straight to the back of the antenna with a half inch of unshielded core sticking out... unacceptable... modded them with u.fl pads so i can use them for casual backyard flying... I mean they are pretty solid antennas for their size so why not make a mini rig with them right?
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Got everything all buttoned up and did a quick mockup with the midrange antennas to test everything is functioning properly... All is good in the hood yo... ready to start fabbing up some mounts to get these things portable so i can take the next step here pretty soon...
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Antennas showing up from all over the place and parts streaming in every other day... (my mailman is getting suspicious)

Man o man I can hardly wait to send this baby down range and see what it can really do... :ugeek:
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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by mede8er » 27 May 2014, 00:34

Man o man I can hardly wait to send this baby down range and see what it can really do... :ugeek:

Hail to the hackmaster.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by DBS » 27 May 2014, 00:43

Hackmaster Phlash and the Phurious Phantom

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by mede8er » 27 May 2014, 00:47

Hackmaster Phlash and the Phurious Phantom

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That book could be bigger than Harry Potter..... :lol:

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by AKCobra » 27 May 2014, 12:12

Does anybody know what the current distance record is for a DJI phantom of any variety? I think that record holder better be looking over his shoulder, because DBS is coming and he's gonna pass that guy like he's standing still. Well, I guess he is kinda standing still but whatever, you know what I mean :D

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by Dronecrasher » 27 May 2014, 23:24

LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by blorincz » 28 May 2014, 17:43

AKCobra wrote:Does anybody know what the current distance record is for a DJI phantom of any variety? I think that record holder better be looking over his shoulder, because DBS is coming and he's gonna pass that guy like he's standing still. Well, I guess he is kinda standing still but whatever, you know what I mean :D
I know I have seen at least one 4 km video out there. I'm impressed at all the fairly easy options available out there for extending the Phantom. I'm getting 4700' just by running a booster app. Best $10 I have spent in a long time.

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by DBS » 30 May 2014, 02:51

blorincz wrote:I'm getting 4700' just by running a booster app. Best $10 I have spent in a long time.
I got that in beta testing and still haven't had a chance to get out there and stretch it out yet... either bad weather or bad timing I guess.

More pictures...

Antennas up the wazoo...
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Mounting and placement getting sorted out...
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Wired...
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Little things at a time in the evening hours to calm the nerves after work :ugeek:
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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by mede8er » 30 May 2014, 16:15

Antenna porn..... :lol:

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by Maverick107 » 31 May 2014, 03:57

*****************Here he goes again**********Got to love it!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *5/26 update* ... antenna mods

Post by DBS » 06 Jun 2014, 10:55

First range testing went good... This is with two 14dBi flat panels on the wifi repeater and a 19dBi panel on the transmitter... no boosters... and after I had come back to home I realized I forgot to run the booster app to boost the Phantom's wifi signal so this is antennas only....

All in all not a real big deal but it shows I'm getting better range anyway... I was starting to lose video feed at around 2750 ft before the antenna upgrades but on this run I didn't lose anything... had control and video the entire flight

Went out about 4000 ft ... took this screen shot looking back at my house on the return run.
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The setup.... for now
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New tablet mount ... diggin it ... looks good, works good
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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *6/05 update* ... first range t

Post by DBS » 08 Jun 2014, 13:28

Second range test was awesome... Re-Flew the same track as my old AR Drone long distance flight a year and a half ago...

I'll have to get that video processed with the flytrex data today so I can post it :mrgreen:
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By the time I got finished with the first battery the wind had come up a bit so I decided to just fly around the area sight seeing for the second battery... then sunrise happened...
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Beautiful morning to be out in the air guys... here's to good flying weather!! :ugeek:
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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *6/05 update* ... first range t

Post by DBS » 10 Jun 2014, 04:19

Video is up... man that was a fun morning on Sunday... wish I had two more batteries :ugeek:

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Re: Phantom 2 Vision Plus... *6/09 update* ... 1.4 MILE FLIG

Post by AKCobra » 10 Jun 2014, 14:42

Very cool! So what's the ultimate goal here? You should be able to go a lot further than that with that setup and the phantom's long range battery. What's the current distance record for a Phantom anyway? That setup should be good for 10k if you have the battery for it. Probably 3-5k is a more reasonable goal to actually make it back home though lol

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