Gt2 200 x4r range


#1

Hi there.
I’m lucky enough to fly most Polo pitches in the Berkshire area so had a little tear up yesterday. Pitch is about 700m long and I’m getting rssi critically alarm.
I have my antenna in line with the rear arms. Is this my problem or should I have them vertical. Appreciate carbon is not good with antennas.
Perfect clean line of sight.
Thanks in advance
Jay


#2

No CF reflects RF signal im surprised you got 700m personally, i would 100% advise to cable tie and heat shrink the antennas vertically, i dont know what your doing to have to travel 700m in the quad lol each to there own of course, most peeps i know do no more than a 200m


#3

Thanks for the reply. I was just cruising around. Long haul.
I chopped my old antennas so thought I’d mount the new ones along the rear arms. I’ll mount vertical now.
Thought x4r good for 1.5k?


#4

You’ve chopped them? what have you chopped? Yes the x4r is good for 1.5km but remember thats on paper in ideal conditions i personally would fine out how far it will go by doing a controlled range test set the quad down and take a walk see when the rssi goes and measure your distance on google maps, always comforting knowing for a fact how far u can go


#5

Pilot error. Crashed and munched antenna. I’ll mount the antenna vertical and bomb around the Polo world and report back. Thanks guys. Alex, where are you?


#6

I’m in Richmond bud, sw london
You?


#7

I can second the ziptie antenna mount, when I first found out about this it my mind was blown :stuck_out_tongue: I always used to 3D print mounts and use a drinking straw to hold the antenna! Not its just a simple ziptie and some heatshrink/tape and you are done!


#8

Sorry I didn’t reply. Ascot. Berkshire. Good flying areas round here.


#9

better late than never lol theres a small group of us that fly around the west london area, mainly Stockley park or Gunnersbury park usally about 5 of us depending on commitments, your welcome to join us if you fancy a race, we have gates and still all learning so don’t feel intimedated check one of my latest vids https://youtu.be/yRvkc3kyPXY

If your interested join our fb group search West London Kwad Squad


#10

Yeah, sorry about that. I got a rssi critically, flew through it and just returned after 8 weeks tracking it down. Joking. No idea where you are. Windsor great park near you?


#11

Apparently thats approx 45 mins away from me or 23 miles