Phantom 3 Antenna Upgrade
An antenna upgrade helps your Phantom 3 quadcopter fly farther and with more control. Stronger antennas are available for the Phantom 3 Standard, Phantom 3 4K, Phantom 3 Pro and Phantom 3 Advanced. FPVLR helical antennas reduce the likelihood that your signal will fall off if your remote control isn’t aimed precisely at your drone. And they add distance for flight control and video transmission — up to 8x standard distances. Because installation sometimes requires soldering and because firmware updates can be difficult for the inexperienced, DroneNerds.com offers and recommends professional installation. It’s simple, affordable and fast.
Phantom 3 antenna upgrades will:
- Extend range 3x to 8x, depending on the drone and upgrade
- Increase reliability of your signal
- Allow transmission of commands over longer distances and around obstacles, including woods and tall buildings
- Work with standard Phantom 3 remote controllers
- Provide hardware, cables and firmware downloads for connection
Helical Antenna Advantages
With a helical antenna upgrade from FPVLR, the signal you send isn’t just stronger — it’s also a different shape. Helical antenna signals are wider, so it’s not as important that you are pointing your remote controller directly at your Phantom 3. That’s good, because your signal will travel farther, so your drone may be farther away. Are you facing obstacles, such as a heavily wooded area? No signal will do a better job of overcoming the blockage.
Phantom 3 Extended Range
The range on a Phantom 3 Standard is 0.62 mile, and on a Phantom 3 4K, Pro or Advanced, over a mile. Depending on the model, a helical antenna upgrade can increase range 3x to 8x. Also available is FPVLR 2.4GHZ Dipole kit for P3 Standard. It employs two hand-built Bazooka dipoles that work for those of you using the Itelite patch antenna.
Video transmission can be a problem in wooded areas and in cities with tall buildings. The Phantom 3/Inspire 1 Air Side Booster Mod Kit increases the video signal coming from your drone. It works in tandem with one amplifier on your ground station.
Also available from Drone Nerds: FPVLR Dual Lead Battery 3000mah, which attaches to the bottom of a Phantom 3 to add about seven minutes of hover time; and the Phantom 3 Battery Holder/Tray, which can carry two extra batteries on the bottom of your Phantom.
Professional Upgrade Install
To get an antenna upgrade done right, rely on a professional upgrade install by Drone Nerds technicians. Upgrades are scheduled and purchased online. You can also call 786-708-7807. Just print out your shipping label, pack your controller and send it in. It will be shipped back to you after installation and thorough testing.