chrisjunkie wrote:Having problems just flying to the skirts of my local park and I would say its around 100-200m across. Have a CP antenna on the receiver and have also tried with the standard rubber ducky - not any better. How can I check for interference and choose the best channel?
rogueqd wrote:I have the same setup as you (er9x, Bixler, 5.8 200mw) and I get over 1km range. What antennas are you using? You mention the stock 'rubber ducky' antennas, forget using them. Get a Cloverleaf for the plane and a Skew-Planar for the receiver.
rogueqd wrote:Next is an OSD so you can see how far you're actually getting. I'd recommend the Nova RTH OSD as it's the cheapest OSD with Return To Home. Other than that any OSD with distance from home and a home arrow is enough. I've got Remzibi's OSD which is great except that it has no RTH.
rogueqd wrote:Don't worry about diversity or anything until you're getting to at least 1km without it. It will add complications and it looks like your system may have some preexisting problem if your max range is only 200m. Get the Telemetry FrSky DIY mod if you haven't already. You don't really need the telemetry, but it's nice to have for later when your getting further out. Make sure you buy an 8ch (or more) receiver so you have spare channels for later too.
rogueqd wrote:Lastly get some Fatshark goggles when you can afford them. They're better than any LCD screen. (imho)
Oh, and ground test any distance before you fly it until you get RSSI telemetry from somewhere or an RTH system.
chrisjunkie wrote:Bruce, Just read on RC Groups that you will be doing a review of the Nova RTH OSD?!? When can I expect this as I will most definitely wait if its in the next few weeks!
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