M5 and the "GPS Maxtenna"

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  1. Rob Noah

    Rob Noah New Member

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    I ordered a GPS Maxtenna (link below) for my M5. But, it won't fit the antenna mount. Am I missing something obvious, or is this antenna not intended for use with the M5 (the product page doesn't say). I could cut off the existing antenna mount to fit the Maxtenna, but hate to do something destructive without being certain it's a good idea. Anyone use this antenna with an M5?

    http://store.freeflysystems.com/collections/movi-accessory/products/gps-maxtenna
     
  2. Josh Lambeth

    Josh Lambeth Well-Known Member

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    Good to know. I almost ordered one yesterday. Curious to hear what is said.

    Side note, why are you ordering one? Are you having issues with not getting enough sats? I had 6 the other day but the FF app said I still didn't have a valid lock?
     
  3. Rob Noah

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    No issues -- have been using it hand-held for a while now and am getting ready to get it into the air.
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I'd suggest opening up a support ticket by emailing to support@freeflysystems.com -- seems odd that it would not fit, doesn't it?

    Andy.
     
  5. Jeff Scholl

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    I had to take a snipper and trim a bit off the plastic housing for the Maxtenna.

    Jeff
     

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  6. Rob Noah

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    Thanks for that. That's what I was thinking of doing, but wanted to be sure I wasn't just missing some obvious alternative. I guess this antenna is not intended for the M5. Have you noticed better GPS reception with it on the M5?
     
  7. Jeff Scholl

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    I flew around 30 flights with the new Maxtenna on the M5/Sony A7s this weekend and had solid level horizons.

    Best,
    Jeff
     
  8. Cam Batten

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    Jeff, did the antenna make a noticeable improvement?
     
  9. Christer Dahl

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    Yea Jeff, i wonder about the same!

    Anyone know if any european dealers have these in stock?
     
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    We tested both antennas in an urban environment and didn't see any improvement over the standard antenna.
     

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