You have FPV if you start losing FPV connection there is no time to wait, throttle up for more altitude and hopefully you will regain communication toSo the way to reestablish connection is by throttling up, which can't be done when there is no connection?
Try a set of Alpha antennas but remember, if a mountain or anything is between the controller and Solo you will have problems since the signal isso lets say i live in a rural area, in the mountains 6200 feet, and my 3dr is completely stock getting 2000-2500 feet, what would be the best antenna to try and double or triple that distance using only an antenna?
I've got a bunch of 5.8 ghz. cloverleaf antennas I tested on my X380 and they definitely outperform the standard dipole antenna for FPV reception and sinceNo... the whole reason I have a solo is that it's a one man device.
I've got a small arsenal of 2.4GHz antennas in my garage... but 90% of the time I fly with the stock antennas... you cant beat the forgiving 'fat lobe' of a basic 3dB dipole antenna. (although I am using the microtik cards)
As pedals said above, solo isnt really the right platform of ultra long range stuff... Dont get me wrong, I love the Sololink concept... for it's intended purpose it's still the best thing out there, but 802.11 wifi is just way too fragile at range.
As for cloverleafs, the theory kinda works... circ polarisation effectively has 3dB loss regardless of the antenna polarisation at the other end. cross polarisation however (ie horiz to vert) will result in up to 20dB loss. So you could make the argument that a low gain cloverleaf with 3dB polarisation loss is better than a 5dB panel antenna with 'possibly' 20dB polarisation loss.
Downside: gain is very low
Upside: lobes are fat and forgiving
Very easy to understand for a noob like myself..my solo hasn't arrived yet but I have ordered a set of the Alfa's ...I think I may be just fine with stock ones for back yard and open field flying..line of site flying until I get really good with this particular bird.I'm hoping this post can be stickied to the top. Lots of newbs, and apparently everyone wants to know about antenna options. So rather than answering the same question 57 times per week, perhaps this will be a good place for those answers to be found. I put together these infographics to explain the difference between the stock antennas, the popular alfa paddles, and the popular FPVLR type system. Some of images in these graphics are my own. Some of them I stole from the internet. Sue me later. Some of my spelling may be wrong too. I generally don't care
Do you know the name of the Android app for the wifi?..I just looked and it's several named wifi analyzer and a few other variations of that name..I just wanna get the one that guys are having reliable success with...shouldn't even be much wifi in my area though...I only have wifi because I pay for satellite internet...no other is available out my way.I forgot to add... it's worth having a simple wifi scanning tool on you phone tablet (eg WifiAnalyser) which will give you an idea of how much wifi is around (at ground level at least).
First thing I do before I fly is check that, which gives me a confidence factor on what my likely max range might be
I believe it's the one by "farproc" it's the one I use and it's good.Do you know the name of the Android app for the wifi?..I just looked and it's several named wifi analyzer and a few other variations of that name..I just wanna get the one that guys are having reliable success with...shouldn't even be much wifi in my area though...I only have wifi because I pay for satellite internet...no other is available out my way.
It's a fake, out of curiosity I tested the same setup with a lot of skepticism and it does not work matter of fact, it will lower the range of the Solo.I was watching a few of the long range Solo flights on YouTube.
On one of the longest flights, the guy had one Alfa paddle and one stock "stick".
I was under the impression that one side of the controller is send and the other receive.
If so, wouldn't he have achieved the same 13,000+ foot range using both stock?
(He shows the antenna setup at 10:50)