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  1. H drifter

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    Don't know which one to go with. I'm not happy with the oem antenna on the st16 as I would like to be able to fly out farther than I'm capable of doing so now. I have read countless forums and pages about each type and can only come up with that I wouldn't really go wrong with either purchase. Fpvlr I believe are only $5-6 more than itelite dbs antenna. I'm just looking for some input from people that have used one or both of these. Pros and cons of each...... nnnoooooowwwww GO!!!


    ANTENNAS:

    ITELITE DBS.
    ITELITE DBS for Yuneec Typhoon H, Tornado H920L, ST16, ST24 Radio

    FPVLR.
    Long Range KIT - FPVLR
     
  2. Jimmylee

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    People who have both say the range is almost identical.
    So it comes down to what design you like the most.
    I have the FPVLR and like it, good range and it's not that directional so no need to always point at the drone.
     
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  3. Ryan Blankenship

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    I too have the FPVLR and I got double the range of the stock Antenna before I chickened out. I also ordered a DBS so I can compare the too. Either one will be a huge improvement vs Stock.
     
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  5. Luckyleaf

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    Does anyone know where you can get the DBS in the UK ?
     
  6. Ted

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    Went out for a quick range test on the beach this morning. Using the ITELITE/DBS antenna, I was able to get about 2400 feet away before video got unusable. That is the farthest I've been able to get with the new antenna. A few days ago I got about 1700 feet in a wooded area. Yesterday I flew around my neighborhood with many trees, and got about 850 feet through the trees. I did not have LOS at that point.

    These numbers are an improvement over stock, but not by a huge margin. I'm going to do some further testing, but I'm not totally sold that the ITELITE/DBS solution is the best direction at this point. thinking about trying the FPVLR product.
     
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  7. Haydn

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    I too have the DBS. and found that while it did handle trees a fraction better than stock it was not that much better.
    however in LOS and clear un restricted signal I was able to get it to 2011m
    Am still considering a FPVLR to compare for tree purposes. LOS Im very happy with DBS.
     
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  8. Luckyleaf

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    What is LOS ? Please excuse my ignorance :)
     
  9. Milt

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    Line of Site in other words you can still see it in the sky
     
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  10. Mortalis

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    Since they both have roughly the same distance improvement and disregarding the apparent flimsiness of the FPVLR, is one set more directional than the other? I currently have issues knowing exactly which direction my bird is from me. N00b, I know.
     
  11. Haydn

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  12. Haydn

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    Does over land make a difference?
    Add this was over land not water.
    I don't understand what the difference is but some people keep pointing that out....
    I'd like to know?
     
  13. Mortalis

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    Distance is not that important to me, thus the question in the posting.
     
  14. Gidrock

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    I have the ILITE and got out to 6000ft at 300 ft altitude with no loss or flicker of down link.
     
  15. Mortalis

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    • 2.4Ghz - 9dBi Gain
    • 5.8Ghz - 14dBi Gain
     
  16. Graham

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    Closest I've found is copter.eu in Germany.
    Edit: I've just found horizonfpvantennas in Wales, but although they don't seem to have a Typhoon H specific product, they might be worth a try.
     
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  17. SkyDoctor

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    I'm not an expert but I think it's because there's little to no interference over water. Also, I believe the water causes the WiFi transmission to skip/bounce off of the water surface so it beams further
    Someone else correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  18. charliehorse

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    Anyone know what the difference in distance is with the Euro Tx/Rx power?
    I believe it is less than the US power output.
    Not that I would break the law or anything.
    Just wondering..
     
  19. David Wilson

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    FPVLR are well made. Not flimsy at all. Easy to use, they work (I've been out over land over 8000 feet with no loss of video or control), and they give great service. What more do you want?
     
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  20. Dragonflyerthom

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    I'm thinking lower humidity helps also. I live on a high iron ore hill and don't get these kind of ranges.