Range Extender

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Walter Hall, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Walter Hall

    Walter Hall Active Member

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    Hi Guys!

    So which brand/model is the best range extender for the Spark remote?

    Regards,

    Walt
     
  2. Gavieboydgi

    Gavieboydgi Well-Known Member

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    the88man Well-Known Member

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    I use one that is similar and it works well. This guy got out 10k ft I was.able to get out to 8k in high Wi-Fi area.

     
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    I have the Amazon one. Concerned that it does not allow antenna to be at right angle.
     
  5. Gavieboydgi

    Gavieboydgi Well-Known Member

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    They let you move the antennas the same. But these are directional anyway you have to have them pointing straight at the drone anyway if you move or turn a little you end up losing signal.
     
  6. Vadda

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    I tried a similar 3D printed model
    No difference in sub-urban area
    5.8 w/o OTG - FCC
    1400mt with and without this type of extender.
    Also the quality of the signal during the flight is about the same
    My next step will be RP-SMA mod with hi-gain omni antenna
     
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    graywoulf Active Member

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    It has been advised to purchase the 4 hole version that allows the antenna tips to protrude through the top. This type allows for the extender to be positioned in a way to be aligned with the antenna's "sweet spot". I thought I would pass that along for what it is worth.
     
  8. Gavieboydgi

    Gavieboydgi Well-Known Member

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    I find when I turn the spark to face myself on the way back every time it always loses signal I think the WiFi antennas are on the back of the spark somewhere.
     
  9. Ben Chapman

    Ben Chapman Well-Known Member

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    I have the Titan Control, I like it because I can use the same antenna with Spark, Mavic Air or Mavic it goes as far as I need it to, I like the quick snap on system they use.
     
  10. RaWine

    RaWine Well-Known Member

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    Yes, this is something I noticed also on a far away flight. Reception was good until I turned the camera side around to face towards me.
    I wasn't using a range extender, but I was as about as far out as I've ever gone.