The short answer is "no" but these upgrades are so cheap that you should try them for yourself ;-)I am currently flying without a OTG cable and am only getting 1,000 ft of range, does the otg and parabolic antenna add a lot more range?? Thanks in advanced for the info
I respectfully disagree. Not sure how much the OTG helps, but the parabolic rang extender (PRE for short) if used properly, close to doubles my range. Everything stock and using both OTG and PRE I've gone over 15K ft out before losing signal - have screen recording on Youtube of another trip going 14,588 ft out before losing signal. Lucky if I can go over 7K ft without using PRE. I do agree they are cheap roughly $8 on Amazon (no brainer - definitely get them). You need to peel clear plastic off the reflective side when you get them and install on your antennas with reflectors directed toward where the drone is flying at all times.The short answer is "no" but these upgrades are so cheap that you should try them for yourself ;-)
Interesting - I haven't heard that before - the purpose of the parabolic dish is to reflect all the signal in the direction the reflective dish is pointing (more focused resulting in a stronger directional signal). What is it about 2.4 frequency that is immune to being focused and directionally intensified? Interesting, but first time I`ve heard it, if in fact it's factual. I'm in the U.S. and as I said 90% of the time the auto setting chooses 5.8 for the majority of my flight so it does effectively double my range.the paraboliques only work in 5.8 in 2.4 they bring nothing, the interest of the otg is that there is more reemission wifi to the smartphone
Would like to see a video put out around that test using the spectrum analyser - ever consider putting one out there on this specific topic? Still struggle to believe it has no affect on 2.4. I've flown nearly 3 miles away and when drone lost signal it auto initiated RTH then immediately went to 2.4 and my video signal returned (very weak at first) and then 30 seconds to 1 minute later auto switched back to 5.8. For 2.4 to work nearly 3 miles out I would think the parabolic dish had something to do with it (maybe not to the degree it helps 5.8, but still something). Nevertheless, very interesting.I did the test with a spectrum analyzer it seems that the parabolic are granted for the 5.8, that's why some say that the parabolics do not bring anything because they test them in 2.4.
an antenna is always tuned for a certain frequency band it's almost impossible to cover a band that goes from 2.4 to 5.8 so you have to make a choice
Here's a video by YouTuber Peter Homer that does a review on the PRE.Would like to see a video put out around that test using the spectrum analyser - ever consider putting one out there on this specific topic? Still struggle to believe it has no affect on 2.4.
I did not make a video I just made a comparative measurement to 2m in 2.4 and in 5.8 the only thing I can say is that there is no gain in 2.4 (with and without the parabolics ) and about 4db in 5.8, these are just comparative measures I have not tried to make an absolute measure that is difficult to achieveWould like to see a video put out around that test using the spectrum analyser -