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Discussion in 'Recreational sUAS Flyers Discussions' started by Idahobell, May 14, 2014.

  1. Idahobell

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    Posted by Idahobell, May 14, 2014 #1
    I have a Tarot 680pro with the GoPro Hero3+, Boscam 600mw 5km Tranmitter and Lilliput 329DW but my video reception sucks. The video breaks up at around 100 meters and I lose it all together shortly after that. Anybody have any suggestions for a better FPV set up with longer range?
     
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  2. RichardDoty

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    Posted by RichardDoty, May 15, 2014 #2
  3. PeteDee

    PeteDee Mr take no prisoners!

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    Posted by PeteDee, May 15, 2014 #3
    Are you sure the vTx and vRx are on the same band, should be getting over a km with that setup.

    What antenna's are you using?

    Pete
     
  4. Benjamin Kenobi

    Benjamin Kenobi Easy? You call that easy?

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    Posted by Benjamin Kenobi, May 15, 2014 #4
    As Pete says, what antennas are you using?
     
  5. PeteDee

    PeteDee Mr take no prisoners!

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    Posted by PeteDee, May 15, 2014 #5
    And have you accidentally run the vTx with no antenna, that will surely kill a 600mW vTx.

    Pete
     
  6. Idahobell

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    Posted by Idahobell, May 15, 2014 #6
    It has the two antennas on the monitor that came with it and the single antenna that came with the transmitter. They are both on the same band. I just replaced the antennas on the monitor to the mushroom type but not anybody better.
     
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    Posted by cootertwo, May 15, 2014 #7
    "AND" the antenna type. Some have a male pin, some don't SMA, RPSMA
     
  8. Benjamin Kenobi

    Benjamin Kenobi Easy? You call that easy?

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    Posted by Benjamin Kenobi, May 16, 2014 #8
    Alas those 'single' antennas are the worst. They are called 'rubber duckies' and have very limited range. You really want skew planter and clover leaf type antennas as a minimum. A small patch antenna on your receiver will quadruple your range. Try one of the 'mushroom' antennas on your transmitter (aircraft), that should help a bit.

    Hope this helps. :nevreness:
     
  9. Joely-Bird

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    Posted by Joely-Bird, May 16, 2014 #9
    I'm about to face similar issues, I'm in the process of adding FPV to my quad, is one Antenna type compatible with another, (can you transmit from cloverleaf & receive on patch, or do they have to match?) what have people found to be the best combo or matched type?
     
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