Welcome Mavic Pilot!
Jump in and join our free DJI Mavic community today!
Sign up

Range extender swap

Zen3

New Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Age
51
Location
NE PA
I upgraded to a mavic pro from a phantom 3 standard. My standard had a upgraded range extender that worked really good. Not only for range but for image quality and interference. My question is, can I, or has anyone adapted this extender to a mavic pro? I included a pic of the extender I am talking about. A333DA92-3D31-43BB-AB57-127284EEBE40.png
 

lannes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2017
Messages
1,120
Reaction score
489
Location
Perth, Australia
I wouldn't make any changes to the Ocusync transmission system in the MP, it will void any warranty.

Ocusync 1.0 and 2.0 are already the best transmission systems DJI have developed.

The Mavic Pro is rated for 4.3 miles of range, changing the antennas could adversely affect this range and screen feed quality which is a big risk to take for really no gain at all.
The stock system is already excellent.

I would just try some parabolic range extenders with the stock antennas, the Three Kings brand has been used by a lot of people with good success, this will not void your warranty or affect DJI refresh.

 
  • Like
Reactions: TimboAngelo

Zen3

New Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Age
51
Location
NE PA
Ok thanks. Figured the upgraded system for the mavic might be compromised if I tried the swap. And I didn’t want to take everything apart without getting some input first. I have tons of good different types of antennas. Can I easily swap out the present antennas to test the ones I have. Do the stock antennas easily screw off? Again would doing this not be a good thing just like the kit.
 

GadgetGuy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2016
Messages
1,679
Reaction score
737
Ok thanks. Figured the upgraded system for the mavic might be compromised if I tried the swap. And I didn’t want to take everything apart without getting some input first. I have tons of good different types of antennas. Can I easily swap out the present antennas to test the ones I have. Do the stock antennas easily screw off? Again would doing this not be a good thing just like the kit.
Leave it alone. You can only make it worse!
 

lannes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2017
Messages
1,120
Reaction score
489
Location
Perth, Australia
Ok thanks. Figured the upgraded system for the mavic might be compromised if I tried the swap. And I didn’t want to take everything apart without getting some input first. I have tons of good different types of antennas. Can I easily swap out the present antennas to test the ones I have. Do the stock antennas easily screw off? Again would doing this not be a good thing just like the kit.
No, to get the stock antenna's out you'll need to completely disassemble the RC which is a bit risky, you could damage a lot of parts rendering the RC useless.

Once you take the stock antennas out, the plastic could be damaged and maybe impossible to put back in.

I've done this a few times to my controllers to make them compatible with amplified Titan antennas, but you end up damaging the stock ones trying to get them out.
You can see in the video , there is a lot of tugging , scrapping and crimping required.

 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
76,137
Messages
881,579
Members
103,953
Latest member
Capsolo