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aris_hard_i
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is there any test result from this extender?
2017-8-10 20:06:13
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aris_hard_i Posted at 2017-8-10 20:06
is there any test result from this extender?

This coming weekend will do.
2017-8-10 22:29:01
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ImHereToCrash
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I personally want a single  box style antenna if I mod mine.  Not this individual style ones..

I don’t mind modding my controller, considering I used to mod Playstation 3 and 4 controllers for friends, this looks 15x easier...  anyone have those single rectangle stale antenna boxy things instead?  I’ll post a link to one I seen on a phantom controller once later on if you need it.. I’m on my iPad not my laptop.
2017-8-10 22:35:01
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yesterday 1 battery normal and sport mode.. wind:  High-veryhigh. 13 min and 3500+ meters
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2017-8-11 00:31:56
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bapski Posted at 2017-8-10 06:12
how do i follow this thread?

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2017-8-11 01:15:24
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My friend has tested this morning in CE mode no OTG cable 800+mt  but it was a new area.
I asked to test where it came to 1km with standard RC.
With this antenna


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2017-8-11 01:40:55
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Lian82 Posted at 2017-8-11 01:40
My friend has tested this morning in CE mode no OTG cable 800+mt  but it was a new area.
I asked to test where it came to 1km with standard RC.
With this antenna

Do more test fly and try use the Panel antenna.
2017-8-11 02:23:49
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We also have this option:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/16DBI-Antenna-Wifi-Signal-Range-Booster-Extended-for-DJI-Mavic-Pro-Spark-Series/122626668222?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3Da83547c5809742bf8b969d6711b92fc9%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D263000694417&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109


But I didnt find any reference about it.
2017-8-11 02:43:49
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Lian82
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LoL for this mod

I need mod for battery
2017-8-11 02:48:15
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Lian82 Posted at 2017-8-11 02:48
LoL for this mod

I need mod for battery

i really hope someone comes up with an extended battery..  from my, fairly crappy unscientific testing the spark can "safely" take off with extra 150 grams of weight..   200 grams is possible as well, but i feel like 150 grams extra battery weight is probably safest..  that's a bit over 5 ounces.. or basically another battery then some..

2017-8-11 13:43:48
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My friends test only 200mt+ with antenna...and with panel disconect 100mt hard fly with this panel.

I have again standard antenna...
2017-8-12 04:08:55
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Following this for updates
2017-8-12 05:07:55
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Lian82 Posted at 2017-8-12 04:08
My friends test only 200mt+ with antenna...and with panel disconect 100mt hard fly with this panel.

I have again standard antenna...

Panel antenna very direction, during the fly panel need to always pointing with aircraft direction.
2017-8-12 06:06:46
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Lian82 Posted at 2017-8-11 02:48
LoL for this mod

I need mod for battery

You can try something like this:



;-)
2017-8-12 07:52:10
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finally!!
Disassemble RC, I found a broken piece !!! Not broken by me !! Because inside there were no pieces.
The picture below shows the button of the video and that of the photos ..
That of photos is clearly broken !! bad quality control by DJI (or subcontracted companies)
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disassemble

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Finish
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2017-8-12 12:32:28
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Why Not go this route no need to mod the controller!!!
2017-8-12 12:56:18
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realstreetuk Posted at 2017-8-12 12:56
Why Not go this route no need to mod the controller!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfKwJIclhYw&t=49s

Because i do not always FCC enough, i want 2km everywhere not only in some areas, i guess not arrive at 2km everywhere :)
2017-8-12 13:08:31
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Lian82 Posted at 2017-8-12 13:08
Because i do not always FCC enough,  i want 2km everywhere not only in some areas, i guess not arrive at 2km everywhere

You will get same as everyone in usa for example?
FCC is usa standard dont know what you mean?
2017-8-12 13:59:19
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realstreetuk Posted at 2017-8-12 13:59
You will get same as everyone in usa for example?
FCC is usa standard dont know what you mean?

I meant that you in UK with Hack FCC do not always get 2km (in all areas). I do not want to get to 10000km but have a solid signal in Europe without using FCC (illegal in Europe !!)
2017-8-12 14:41:44
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Lian82 Posted at 2017-8-12 12:32
finally!!
Disassemble RC, I found a broken piece !!! Not broken by me !! Because inside there were no pieces.
The picture below shows the button of the video and that of the photos ..

Wow!  A lot of freaking work.
2017-8-12 16:49:06
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This is what today i fly my DJI Spark by using ARGtek Omni-directional 8dBi Dual Band antenna range test.
The video will share here after i do edit.

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2017-8-12 21:28:13
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Nelsonlee Posted at 2017-8-12 21:28
This is what today i fly my DJI Spark by using ARGtek Omni-directional 8dBi Dual Band antenna range test.
The video will share here after i do edit.

ce mode or fcc?
2017-8-12 22:20:23
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My country is FCC.
2017-8-12 23:01:02
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so not that much more then rated 2,000 meter (2KM) rated range for FCC. hmm..  still, its interesting.     
just did the math, thats like 9,000 feet...  hmm...    i seen non modded configs getting 10K feet which is almost 2 miles..    wonder what causes such interesting variations in range..  
2017-8-12 23:54:27
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ImHereToCrash Posted at 2017-8-12 23:54
so not that much more then rated 2,000 meter (2KM) rated range for FCC. hmm..  still, its interesting.     
just did the math, thats like 9,000 feet...  hmm...    i seen non modded configs getting 10K feet which is almost 2 miles..    wonder what causes such interesting variations in range..

It can reach up to 3km but you have to take your own risk because the battery life.
If you want your aircraft return to the home point safe then when DJI Go app prompt you return home. Otherwise your aircraft will say BYE BYE to you.
2017-8-13 00:06:44
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Nelsonlee Posted at 2017-8-13 00:06
It can reach up to 3km but you have to take your own risk because the battery life.
If you want your aircraft return to the home point safe then when DJI Go app prompt you return home. Otherwise your aircraft will say BYE BYE to you.

well my batteries dont seem to be that negatively impacted by sport mode if i'm steady and stable going out over 1 mile and returning.. usually leaves me with around 10 minutes of power left... the real killer is stopping and going..  

also im far from worried, between amazon's no question 30 day return and refund policy and my insurance i have on my spark covering everything including total loss, if it fell out of the sky, my only worry will be to make sure it didn't hurt anyone or damage anything..  only worry.. statefarm will just cut me a check for it.. if it falls apart and i have all the pieces amazon will allow me to return it.. so either way again im covered..
2017-8-13 00:19:49
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"Otherwise your aircraft will say BYE BYE to you."

You could do it with a "spotter" in about 2.5km distance, for safety maybe in 2k distance.
With resetting the RTH-Point during the flight to that position, you could go on, and on, and ...RTH!
;-)

Btw, did I miss the results of these Mod?
2017-8-13 00:28:44
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2017-8-13 04:08:40
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Thx for making the video... but would be nice to compare same flight with normal antennas
2017-8-13 05:06:38
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Lian82
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good
2017-8-13 05:05:47
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roberteb Posted at 2017-8-13 05:06
Thx for making the video... but would be nice to compare same flight with normal antennas

Stock Antenna range here.

2017-8-13 07:24:32
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so conclusion: double the range?
2017-8-13 08:27:53
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Lian82
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i try today: 5.8ghz (CE area)without OTG standard Antenna 150-200mt.modded antenna 650mt.




2017-8-13 08:50:18
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ImHereToCrash Posted at 2017-8-13 00:19
well my batteries dont seem to be that negatively impacted by sport mode if i'm steady and stable going out over 1 mile and returning.. usually leaves me with around 10 minutes of power left... the real killer is stopping and going..  

also im far from worried, between amazon's no question 30 day return and refund policy and my insurance i have on my spark covering everything including total loss, if it fell out of the sky, my only worry will be to make sure it didn't hurt anyone or damage anything..  only worry.. statefarm will just cut me a check for it.. if it falls apart and i have all the pieces amazon will allow me to return it.. so either way again im covered..

Im curious  to know how the Statefarm insurance will work as i too have the same insurance just in case i have problems with my spark.

Is it covered by my home insurance policy or did you have to do anything special with statefarm to cover the spark?
2017-8-13 10:14:47
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Heres my long distance range flight, 3600 metres with 4Hawks antenna mod.
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2017-8-13 10:33:46
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bapski Posted at 2017-8-13 10:14
Im curious  to know how the Statefarm insurance will work as i too have the same insurance just in case i have problems with my spark.

Is it covered by my home insurance policy or did you have to do anything special with statefarm to cover the spark?

Separate policy.  Ask your agent about it.  Some angents or states may require a specialty underwriter.  But I was told that is no deductible.   At least on first claim, my policy covers $1400 worth of spark and spark extras..   but it’s cheap! 30-$60 per year on avg.  I pay $50/ year.    I believe it slots in underneath personal property insurance.   And yes they cover everything, stolen, total loss, broken.. anything short of DJi’s direct fault.  
2017-8-13 10:39:57
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Marcocappe Posted at 2017-8-13 10:33
Heres my long distance range flight, 3600 metres with 4Hawks antenna mod.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIPWFcVsGBA!

Great stuff!  Only antenna mod? Which frequency ?
2017-8-13 12:26:35
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Bradders Posted at 2017-8-1 23:55
Do these work the same as these : http://amzn.to/2vrT7zC

This I got the other day and it's almost doubled my range, I got it out to 3000 feet or so before losing connection and it coming back. Really happy with it!! I don't think I need it to go much further than that!!
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2017-8-13 12:35:48
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roberteb Posted at 2017-8-13 12:26
Great stuff!  Only antenna mod? Which frequency ?

2,4ghz with OTG cable in FCC mode.
In 5,8 ghz i can reach 3km and the video quality is much better.
2017-8-13 13:13:47
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Doobry Posted at 2017-8-13 12:35
This I got the other day and it's almost doubled my range, I got it out to 3000 feet or so before losing connection and it coming back. Really happy with it!! I don't think I need it to go much further than that!!
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Thank you so much for letting me know !! I will order one now, Do you know if  you get that range on 2.4 or 5.8GHZ and was you using an OTG Cable ? Thanks again
2017-8-13 13:23:15
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