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Eragorn87
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I found this device on the net that could extend the remote control signal.
What do you think? I would like to buy it, not to go far but to go around tall objects without problems.





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Aloha Eragorn,

     That purchase would not be recommended.  The big reason is that the Mavic Mini will travel on its course for 11 seconds before it initiates Return to Home.  The DJI GO and DJI GO 4 apps only wait 3 seconds.  I concede I do not know what your flying parameters are but the purchase may not be needed with the DJI Fly app.

     Hope this helps!

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Cetacean Posted at 3-30 00:29
Aloha Eragorn,

     That purchase would not be recommended.  The big reason is that the Mavic Mini will travel on its course for 11 seconds before it initiates Return to Home.  The DJI GO and DJI GO 4 apps only wait 3 seconds.  I concede I do not know what your flying parameters are but the purchase may not be needed with the DJI Fly app.

I would like to have a more stable signal when I shoot filming around buildings, without losing connection and having more fluid footage
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Very interesting, I would like to know the cost and use in areas with some interference.
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Eragorn87 Posted at 3-30 00:38
I would like to have a more stable signal when I shoot filming around buildings, without losing connection and having more fluid footage

Aloha Eragorn,

     Well, for $10-$15 you can get a parabolic range extender.  But not all brands have the proper parabolics though and do not work very well.  I have parabolics on my Mavic Mini and they work real well.

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Renato61 Posted at 3-30 00:52
Very interesting, I would like to know the cost and use in areas with some interference.

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RAPTOR SR $119.00
Raptor XR $149.00

Italian Store
RAPTOR SR  €139,00
RAPTOR XR €159,00
RAPTOR SR assembly €189,00
RAPTOR XR assembly €209,00

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Cetacean Posted at 3-30 01:04
Aloha Eragorn,

     Well, for $10-$15 you can get a parabolic range extender.  But not all brands have the proper parabolics though and do not work very well.  I have parabolics on my Mavic Mini and they work real well.

To get more radio signal I bought these:
https://www.amazon.it/gp/product ... 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

but if I go around a building I still lose the signal
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There are a few videos using these to do long range flights so they do work but you'll certainly void the warranty.  Also opening up th controller doesn't look like its for the faint hearted.
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DAFlys Posted at 3-30 01:21
There are a few videos using these to do long range flights so they do work but you'll certainly void the warranty.  Also opening up th controller doesn't look like its for the faint hearted.

Yes, it's true. but I'm sorry I can't make the best use of my Mavic Mini
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It may strengthen your signal but is still prone to interference and flying around buildings is a recipe for disaster, these preform best in open areas for distance flights, but in areas of high interference you may be disappointed and they are overkill for mini, I would save your money for a Mavic 2 with ocusync.
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Eragorn87 Posted at 3-30 01:23
Yes, it's true. but I'm sorry I can't make the best use of my Mavic Mini

After much trouble with the Spark (have no longer one) installed these antennas and was very satisfied.
Hellmark’s tip "MP 2" is of course much better!Who postponed that ...?
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DaMa Posted at 3-30 02:41
After much trouble with the Spark (have no longer one) installed these antennas and was very satisfied.
Hellmark’s tip "MP 2" is of course much better!Who postponed that ...?

Do you have any videos of the tests done?
Where to buy them?
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Eragorn87 Posted at 3-30 01:08
To get more radio signal I bought these:
https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B071NDFZSZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Aloha Eragorn,

     The range extenders you listed for $120-$150 will do no better around the back of a building than the ones you have.  There is simply too much metal in the building for the signal to penetrate the building.  The technology does not exist unless you use a satellite or a balloon with a repeater at 2000-5000 feet.  

     Like I said earlier, the DJI Fly app gives you 11 seconds to get around the back of a building.  If you need more time than that, you have the wrong drone.

     Hope this helps!

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Cetacean Posted at 3-30 03:06
Aloha Eragorn,

     The range extenders you listed for $120-$150 will do no better around the back of a building than the ones you have.  There is simply too much metal in the building for the signal to penetrate the building.  The technology does not exist unless you use a satellite or a balloon with a repeater at 2000-5000 feet.  

Thank you very much for the advice!
What do you think of these antennas?





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Eragorn87 Posted at 3-30 02:45
Do you have any videos of the tests done?
Where to buy them?

I bought from MAXX UAV
No, I didn't do tests – Spark is more than 2 years ago now. Never flown more than 300 m with the Spark. Crispy and stuttering images makes me nervous. After the conversion it was much better, shortly afterwards I bought my first MP. With the MP, the adrenaline level does not rise even at more than 2.5 km ...
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Eragorn87 Posted at 3-30 04:08
Thank you very much for the advice!
What do you think of these antennas?
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Aloha Eragorn,

     In my opinion, the range extenders you indicated you bought in Post #7 are the best you will be able to do.  None of the other range extenders you have shown will solve the problem of controlling the Mavic Mini behind a building.  They will end up costing you a lot of money and providing little more service than the ones in Post #7.  

     I have seen the ones in Post #7 work, I own a pair.  But, like I said, they will not make a signal go behind a building as you noted.  The problem is no range extender can get a signal behind a building unless a repeater on the building or up in the air or in space is used.  And that repeater will not be cheap either.

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Eragorn87 Posted at 3-30 01:08
To get more radio signal I bought these:
https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B071NDFZSZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Eragorn87 How many more sat. are getting... so is it strengthening you wi-fi signal
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djiuser_2niyh4O5zU83 Posted at 4-13 17:55
Eragorn87 How many more sat. are getting... so is it strengthening you wi-fi signal

Sorry, but I did not understand
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Eragorn87 Posted at 4-13 23:07
Sorry, but I did not understand

I was wondering if your gaining more satellites for (GPS) along with your signal strength to drone
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I have the same product and i dont recommend
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Very cool - thanks for sharing
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Eragorn87 Posted at 3-30 00:38
I would like to have a more stable signal when I shoot filming around buildings, without losing connection and having more fluid footage

Did it work to stabilize the video? I run into that as well.
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Is it necessary to aim at the drone?
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These are junk, for the price it is a rip off and it takes the "mini" out of "mavic mini", i looked into buying one myself until i realized how im gonna stick that thing in the case. I bought cheep $8 ones that pop on and off of each antenna and fit right into my case.
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I feel as though that you could just buy another drone, but that would be exepnsive. I had bought one of these extenders myself, and it is pretty risky. even if you turn away from the drone for a second, the drone disconnects- not sure-
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Ian Toeller Posted at 2020-12-13 11:32
Is it necessary to aim at the drone?

yes it is, must alwasy face drone
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Sometimes it happens that I do not know where exactly the drone is.
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